Swiss Centre for International Health

The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) is a service department of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). Our mission is to improve health systems and population access to effective health services worldwide.
We combine scientific knowledge and practical expertise and offer comprehensive, interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral services based on the experience of the Swiss TPH and its wider network of associates. We work with partners to respond to local needs, thus tailoring our services to the contexts and countries we work in.



  • Long- and short term project management
  • Consultancy and advisory
  • Teaching and training
  • Operations research


Our main areas of expertise are represented by four units led by Kaspar Wyss. We are present in 60 countries and our over 140 specialists stem from 37 nations and over 20 professions. The SCIH flyer provides more detail on the various focuses and competencies represented by our team.


SCIH Thematic Focus Areas

  • Health technology and telemedicine
  • Sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS
  • Systems performance monitoring and evaluation
  • Health systems support


The SCIH is also a WHO collaborating centre for health systems development providing advisory and implementation services in developing health systems worldwide. 


For more details on our activities and approach see our Portfolio, Mission Statement, Collaboration Guidelines and Services.