Switzerland is committed to the fight against tuberculosis in Eastern Ukraine
The Federal Council Bern, 18.10.2017 - "The seventh Swiss Humanitarian Aid convoy reached the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk earlier today. The consignment included a new device to speed up the diagnosis of tuberculosis and help reduce the spread of this dangerous lung disease.
On 18 October, a Swiss Humanitarian Aid convoy reached the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. The Swiss team accompanying the convoy delivered a new tuberculosis diagnostic device and associated supplies (total value: CHF 180,000) to the Luhansk Tuberculosis Clinic. Since the outbreak of the conflict in 2014, Switzerland has been the only humanitarian actor that has delivered tuberculosis diagnostic devices to Luhansk, a region at risk of a tuberculosis epidemic." (Photo: UNAMID/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)