One Health and citizen science approaches for contextualized community-led interventions tackling water-borne parasitic diseases in Chad

Given the complexity of vector-borne diseases that depend on biotic, abiotic and socio-cultural factors, an integrative approach is vital for effective and successful control. Therefore, this projects links ecologists, epidemiologists, geographers, social scientists, veterinarians from different…

Ongoing
01.11.2022 - 31.10.2024
Research project
Swiss Network for international Studies (SNIS)
Health Systems Support
Helena Greter
IHS - Integrated Health Services in Kosovo, Phase I

The Integrated Health Services (IHS) project aims at improving the availability, quality and continuity of care for patients with non-communicable diseases by strengthening related clinical, managerial and governance processes in two General Hospitals. IHS enhances coordination and referral between…

Ongoing
01.11.2022 - 31.10.2026
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Health Systems Support
Jana Gerold
Combining sociological, economic and epidemiological evidence to target malaria interventions in Papua New Guinea and beyond

To improve the (cost-) effectiveness of malaria control and accelerate progress towards elimination, control measures must be tailored to sub-national levels to account for local heterogeneity. The World Health Organization encourages the use of data for stratified implementation of interventions.…

Ongoing
01.10.2022 - 30.09.2024
Research project
Swiss Network for international Studies (SNIS)
Intervention Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel
FACE-IT - Feasibility and Economic Evaluation of Improved Child Deworming

Parasitic worm infections are still very common, particularly among children living in areas with limited access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Additionally, this age group is at highest risk of morbidity associated with chronic worm infections. Current disease control efforts…

Ongoing
01.09.2022 - 31.08.2026
Intervention Study
Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH)
Helminth Drug Development
Jennifer Keiser
Tools4BU - New tools for early diagnosis and decentralized treatment of Buruli ulcer

Mycobacterium ulcerans is causing the chronic skin disease Buruli ulcer (BU) which is characterized by skin ulcers that expand over extended periods, if not treated. The major burden of BU falls on children in West Africa, where BU is often leading to stigmatization and permanent disabilities. As…

Ongoing
01.09.2022 - 31.08.2026
Research project
Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH)
Molecularimmunology
Daniel Paris
RHIS - Making the case for investing in Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS) to achieve the health-related SDGs

Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS) are the basis for decision-making in health service delivery, from frontline health workers up to national authorities and the international community. Although RHIS are not the only knowledge source for decision-making, they are crucial because they host…

Ongoing
01.09.2022 - 31.03.2023
Short term service project
World Health Organization (WHO)
Health Systems Support, Health Systems and Policy
Xavier Bosch-Capblanch
Accessible Mental Health Care: Needs and Capacity Assessment and Intervention Development for “The Kosovo-Strong Minds Programme”

 

Background and Rationale: Mental health care services remain severely limited in many low resourced settings despite the large need for attending population’s needs. Mental health care needs assessments are an essential first step to implement effective interventions towards improving mental…

Ongoing
01.09.2022 - 01.09.2024
Research project, Evaluation project
University of Basel / Förderung exzellenter Nachwuchsforschender
Epidemiology and Public Health, Genetic Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
Irene Falgas Bague
AA-HIA-Training - Training on Anglo American's Social Way "Community Health and Safety Management"

Anglo American PLC is one of the world's largest mining companies with ten thousands of employees worldwide. Anglo American is aware of its impacts on stakeholders, especially also communities, they operate in. The Social Way 3.0, adapted in 2020, defines the Anglo American's governing framework for…

Ongoing
01.07.2022 - 31.12.2023
Long term service project
Anglo American Services (UK) Ltd.
Health Systems Support
Astrid Knoblauch
Develop a country-level business case model for using BPaL regimens for drug-resistent TB treatment

The Health Systems Support Unit has built an economic model for use at country-level to estimate the value-added for changing treatment to the BPaL/BPaLM regimens for appropriate drug resistant TB patient groups. The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) has commissioned this work so…

Ongoing
08.06.2022 - 31.12.2023
Long term service project
TB Alliance
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
ETAIN - Exposure to Electromagnetic FIelds and Planetary Health

The ongoing introduction of new telecommunication technologies (5G now, 6G next) comes with changes in exposure patterns and of biological interaction with humans and ecosystems. E.g., the coming mm-wave technology will lead to higher dose in human skin and eyes and higher absorption in small…

Ongoing
01.06.2022 - 31.05.2027
Research project
European Commission (EU) / Horizon Europe
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martin Röösli