Improving social security

Two women with baby
Switzerland is also helping to train 1,300 health-care professionals and modernise outdated hospital equipment in Lithuania. © SDC

Switzerland invests around CHF 180 million in a broad range of social security measures in the partner countries. The focus is on elderly and sick people and youth support.

The projects target the five focal points basic health services, hospital modernisation, prevention, social services for certain target groups and various social services such as easier access to schools in rural areas and improved medical emergency services. Switzerland's specialist knowledge flows into all these projects. In four Bulgarian municipalities, for instance, a mobile care service was introduced that is based on the Swiss "Spitex" model.