Taking Science to Impact

Improved Bed Nets for Malaria Control in Tanzania

Insecticide-treated bed nets are the most widely adopted preventive measure against malaria, and represent an effective form of prevention for at-risk populations. A project by Swiss TPH and partners evaluated the durability of different bed nets and found that those with more robust fabrics have a longer life-span, and could save nearly 20% of costs associated with purchasing bed nets each year.

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Photo: Matthis Kleeb

Mental Health for All


The world is experiencing an unprecedented impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has also led to a mental health crisis for millions of people around the globe, in particular young people. In honour of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Swiss TPH is proud to support these efforts by developing an innovative tool to improving young people’s mental health.

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MBA IHM Info Online Session


Are you a working professional who seeks to acquire and deepen personal skills in international health together with management and administration?

Learn more about our MBA and Short Courses in International Health Management at the next info session on 28 October 2020. Join the session online!

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Air Pollution Is a Public Health Problem

Watch Temitope Adebayo's award-winning flash talk about air pollution being a public health problem in South Africa. As a PhD student at Swiss TPH, she aims to provide scientific evidence to strengthen air quality policy in South Africa, and ensure that air pollution becomes a priority research area.

Luftverschmutzung und Gesundheit

Nach Schätzungen der WHO sind fast 20% aller Todesfälle in Europa auf schädliche Umweltbedingungen zurückzuführen. Die Luftverschmutzung ist dabei der wichtigste Umweltrisikofaktor. Das Swiss TPH hat die Gesundheitsfolgen der wichtigsten Schadstoffe in der Luft in einer interaktiven Grafik aufbereitet.

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One Health Online Course Begins on 28 September

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, this course could not be more timely. If you’ve ever wondered whether physicians and veterinarians could work together more closely, join this open online course produced by the University of Basel and Swiss TPH and hosted by FutureLearn. New content covers Corona viruses in animals and humans, linking global health security with emerging infectious disease threats.

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MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe

How can we eradicate malaria? Explore cutting-edge science and technology, and examine policies needed, to control and eliminate malaria. As part of our efforts to continue to advance malaria knowledge, the free, open-access online MalariaX course has been extended to 30 April 2021.

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08.10.2020

HIV Self-Tests: Key Contributor to Ending HIV Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa

HIV continues to be a major global health issue, with 1.7 million new infections in 2019 alone. In Africa, a part of the world that shoulders most of the HIV burden, home-based HIV... More...

07.10.2020

Improved Bed Nets for Malaria Control in Tanzania

Insecticide-treated bed nets are the most widely adopted preventive measure against malaria, and represent an effective form of prevention for at-risk populations. A project by... More...

16.09.2020

New Findings Recommend Patients with a Low HIV Viral Load Switch to Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy

HIV continues to be a major global health issue, having claimed almost 33 million lives. In a new study published today in PLOS Medicine, Swiss TPH researchers and partners... More...

26.10.2020 17:15 to 18:00

Users' perspectives on non-clinical quality of care in public and private primary healthcare in Albania

Lecturer: Jonila Gabrani
Location: Zoom
Event category: Advances in Infection Biology, Epidemiology and Global Public Health

02.11.2020 17:15 to 18:00

Molecular and Evolutionary Epidemiology of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex

Lecturer: Chloé Marie Loiseau
Location: Zoom
Event category: Advances in Infection Biology, Epidemiology and Global Public Health