SCIH Update and Archive

  • Project gets underway to reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity in Chad
  • Update on progress of Second Generation Global Malaria Action Plan (GMAP2)
  • First Summer School for Ukrainian Health Care Managers
  • World Health Organization designates Swiss TPH as Collaborating Centre for Epidemiology and Control of Helminth Infections
  • Recent Event: Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine  Conference (SESAM14), Poznan, Poland
  • Recent Event: Swiss TPH PSM Experts Workshop, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Publication: A Short History of the Swiss TPH
  • Newly Awarded Projects (SDC Backstopping, Albania Health for All)
  • Joining the SCIH



Collaborating Centre

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 Nicolaus Lorenz. We are present in 60 countries and our over 140 specialists stem from 35 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.