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
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 tuberculosis treatment

The topic of the proposed work is the building of an economic model for use at country-level with the aim to estimate the value-added for changing treatment to the BPaL or BPaLM regimen for appropriate TB patient groups. The model will be designed based on a literature review of relevant work in TB…

Ongoing
08.06.2022 - 31.12.2023
Long term service project
TB Alliance
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
GOLIAT - 5G Exposure, Causal Effects, and Risk Perception through Citizen Engagement

Despite the rapid growth in novel applications of wireless technology, comparatively little is known about their potential impacts on health. In particular, special attention should be paid to the most vulnerable (i.e. young people up to 25 years old) and most exposed (i.e. workers) populations. The…

Ongoing
01.06.2022 - 31.05.2027
Research project
European Commission (EU) / Horizon Europe
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martin Röösli
Child Health and Infection with Low Density (CHILD) Malaria, a randomized controlled trial to assess the long-term health and socioeconomic impact of interventions targeting low-density malaria infection (LMI) among children in Tanzania

As malaria transmission declines, an increasing proportion of infections persist in the body at low levels. Low-density malaria infection (LMI) are often chronic and represent a high proportion of infections among children in the community and children presenting with fever, but they have been…

Ongoing
15.04.2022 - 31.03.2023
Clinical Trial
National Institute of Health (NIH), USA
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
MSFeCARE - Deployment of electronic clinical decision support system (eCDSS) solution

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) operate their own digital decision support solution called "MSFeCARE". It is used by more than 150 health workers in 5 countries and 14 health centres. MSFeCARE is a major pillar of MSF interventions across the globe and a crucial tool for their mission. 

MSF has…

Ongoing
16.03.2022 - 01.02.2024
Long term service project
Médecins sans Frontières (MSF)
Digital Health Unit
Martin Raab
BACKUP Health Cameroon - Improving Access to Malaria Care and Services for Children Under Five: Pilot Project

BACKUP Health is a GIZ programme working for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is cofounded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) since 2013.

Since 2002, BACKUP has supported public and civil society partners with more than 600…

Ongoing
10.03.2022 - 31.07.2023
Long term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Health Systems Support
Damien Revault
Almanach Libya - Implementation of Almanach / ICRC Libya

The project aims at improving child health care in Libya by introducing a Clinical Decision Support System. The collaboration between ICRC, the Primary Health Care institute in Libya and Swiss TPH started beginning 2022. Targeted are all children between 2 months and 5 years of age in Libya. An…

Ongoing
01.01.2022 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Digital Health Unit
Martin Raab
TyVAC 2.0 - The Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium

The Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium (TyVAC), a partnership between the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford, and PATH, an international nonprofit, aims to accelerate the introduction of new…

Ongoing
01.01.2022 - 31.08.2025
Research project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Household Economy
Marina Antillon