Course Coordinator

Bernadette Peterhans


Application Form (PDF)


Application Deadlines

for Scholarship-applicants:

15 September 2016


for self-paying-applicants:

30 November 2016

Next Course

20 March - 23 June 2017 in Basel, Switzerland



5 March - 8 June 2018 in Basel, Switzerland

Health Care and Management in Tropical Countries

The HCMTC is a 14 weeks full time course organized once every year at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel. This intensive, participatory course is designed for professionals and practitioners working in the filed of health with a first degree and at least two years of practical experience. The course aims at introducing a range of skills and knowledge needed to work as a member of a District Health Management Team in resource poor settings, taking into consideration the national, international and global policies and strategies.


A limited number of scholarships offered to participants from countries with resource constraints allow an exciting intercultural teaching and learning setting.


Participants learn both from the teaching of a wide range of experts, and also from each others' experience.


The course is accredited by tropEd and the University of Basel as a post-graduate academic course which leads to the degree "University Professional".