COI Surveillance - Reinforcement of the regional epidemiological surveillance network of the Indian Ocean Commission

 

Conseil Santé (France) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute – Swiss TPH (Switzerland) provide a range of services related to the “Assistance to the project leader of the project strengthening of regional networks for epidemiological surveillance RSIE III of the Indian Ocean...

Ongoing
11.11.2018 - 31.08.2022
Long term service project
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
EFQM - Excellence in Research, Service, Teaching, Management and Administration - Swiss TPH works with the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model

Die AHV-Lohnsumme des Swiss TPH hat sich in den letzten zehn Jahren verdreifacht. Dieses erfreuliche Wachstum wirkt sich äusserst positiv auf die Erfüllung unseres Mandats aus: Wir leisten mit unserer Forschung, Umsetzung, Lehre, aber auch mit dem Netzwerk des Managements und der Effizienz der...

Ongoing
01.10.2018 - 30.09.2019
Organisational Development Project
Project and Grant Service
Marco Waser , Astrid Mattes
Novel Approaches to Improve Quality of Lymphatic Filariasis Interventions


Introduction: The World Health Organization resolved to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF), a severely disfiguring and debilitating mosquito-borne infection, as a public health problem by the year 2020 through a two-pronged approach: interrupting transmission through the mass drug administration...

Ongoing
01.09.2018 -
PhD project
United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) , United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Peter Odermatt
EFQM AP Project LifeCycle - Compliance aller Swiss TPH Projektleitenden während der Drittmittelakquise zur Schärfung der strategischen Ausrichtung und der Qualitätssteigerung der Budgetierung

Forschungs- und Dienstleistungsprojekte zu akquirieren und erfolgreich umzusetzen sind Kernprozesse am Swiss TPH. Die hohe Produktivität des Instituts mit 146 (2017) aktiven Projekten und einer sehr dynamischen Projekt-Pipeline erfordert einen klar definierten Prozess, um Projektverantwortliche in...

Ongoing
01.09.2018 - 16.09.2019
Organisational Development Project
Institutsleitungs-Konferenz ILK
Project and Grant Service, Finances
Marco Waser
Survey of participants of clinical research

As part of the Human Research Act, which came into force as a federal law in 2014, the Federal Office of Public Health is obliged to review its effectiveness, regulation and appropriateness. The Human Research Act lays down uniform provisions for human research. On the one hand, it is about...

Ongoing
20.08.2018 - 30.11.2019
Long term service project
Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) / Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG)
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Jana Gerold
LUDOK - Lufthygienische Dokumentationsstelle 2018-2021

Die vom Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU) finanzierte Dokumentationsstelle LUDOK am Schweizerischen Tropen und Public Health Institut (Swiss TPH) liefert seit 30 Jahren evidenzbasierte Informationen zu den gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen der Luftverschmutzung auf den Menschen, wie dies für die Umsetzung des...

Ongoing
01.06.2018 - 31.12.2021
Long term service project, Research project
Federal Office for the Environment (BAFU)
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Meltem Kutlar Joss
PNG-NMCP 2018-2019 - Evaluation of the Papua New Guinea National Malaria Control Program, 2018-2020

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has long been considered the country with the highest malaria transmission outside of sub-Saharan Africa. Over 90% of the approximately 8 million people are at risk of malaria infection, with Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax both being endemic across the country.

Since 2004,...

Ongoing
01.03.2018 - 31.12.2020
Evaluation project, Research project
Health Interventions, Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel
Streamlining course evaluations at Swiss TPH

The Swiss TPH Education and Training (ET) portfolio contains undergraduate and graduate teaching (Bachelor and Master), PhD courses, and professional postgraduate education including other teaching products. As key stakeholders regarding course evaluations we identified program leaders with...

Ongoing
01.02.2018 - 31.12.2019
Organisational Development Project, Evaluation project, Teaching and training project
Teaching Technologies and Didactics
Marco Waser
Ongoing
01.01.2018 - 31.03.2020
Clinical Trial
Medicor Foundation, Lichtenstein
Molecular Immunology
Gerd Pluschke
MAS IM - Master of Advanced studies in Insurance Medicine

The MAS Insurance Medicine is a postgraduate programme of the university of Basel under the sponsorship of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). The programme is carried out by Swiss TPH, by asim Begutachtung (review) of the University Hospital of Basel and of EbIM (Evidence...

Ongoing
01.01.2018 -
Teaching and training project
Self-income
Society, Gender and Health, Professional Postgraduate Training
Elisabeth Zemp Stutz
PATH malaria vaccine modelling

The malaria vaccine RTS,S is currently in Phase 4 studies and undergoing pilot implementation in 3 countries in Africa.  Supporting ongoing policy decisions by Gavi and MPAC/SAGE on RTS,S, model based estimates are required to take into account possible scenarios with other malaria interventions...

Ongoing
04.12.2017 - 31.01.2019
Research project
Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
End Review of the ACT!2030 Phases one-four (December 2017 - February 2018): Youth-led, data-driven accountability for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Background
The world has more young people than ever before, offering an unprecedented opportunity to achieve the world’s development goals by prioritising the needs and wellbeing of this important group. At the same time, adolescents and youth face particular challenges in relation to their sexual...

Ongoing
01.12.2017 - 28.02.2018
Evaluation project
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
MMC elimination costing

The project will generate evidence on the trade-offs between cost and effectiveness of malaria elimination interventions. This includes surveillance and a range of targeted and focal malaria elimination interventions when added incrementally to current levels of routine malaria control and case...

Ongoing
01.12.2017 - 31.10.2020
Research project
Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
Great Lakes Health Program in Rwanda_Phasing out

Background
The prevalence of chronic malnutrition (i.e. stunting) among children under five in Rwanda is very high; stunting rates across the country average 38% for children under five and exceed 50% for children aged between 20 to 30 months. Different national strategies and decentralised programs...

Ongoing
18.10.2017 - 30.09.2019
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
PPSAC - HIV/AIDS Prevention in Central Africa, Phase V

Background
HIV/AIDS remains a major public health threat in the Central African Region. Given that condom use is a highly cost-effective intervention, the phase V of the HIV/AIDS prevention program ("Projet Prévention du VIH/SIDA en Afrique Central", PPSAC) assists the social marketing of condoms to...

Ongoing
01.10.2017 - 30.09.2020
Long term service project
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
KfW NTDs - Fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases in the CEMAC region

In 2017, an innovative project was launched to support neglected tropical disease (NTD) control and capacity building in five Central African countries. Under the project, interventions targeting NTDs will be sponsored as well as around 20 PhDs of regional students, all focusing their research on...

Ongoing
01.10.2017 - 30.09.2021
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
PaRTERRE - Prospective cohort study on skin cancer and residential radon exposure

Radon is a natural radioactive gas that penetrates into buildings from soil. It is well acknowledged that radon is the second common cause of lung cancer after smoking. Recently, some studies found indications that radon may increase the risk for skin cancer. A plausible mechanism would be radon...

Ongoing
01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Research project
Krebsforschung Schweiz
Environmental Exposures and Health
Danielle Vienneau
Mapping Study on Influenza Prevention Measures

Background
The mapping study is being conducted as part of the National Strategy for the Prevention of Seasonal Influenza (GRIPS) 2015-2018. The target groups of the influenza prevention measures are people with an increased risk of complications of influenza. These are persons over the age of 65,...

Ongoing
15.08.2017 - 28.02.2018
Short term service project
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Kaspar Wyss
HIA4SD - Health impact assessment for engaging natural resource extraction projects in sustainable development in producer regions

 

The development and operation of natural resource extraction projects (e.g. minerals, metals, oil and gas) affects public health, ecosystems and societies in producer regions. The HIA4SD Project intends to analyse the conditions under which impact assessments are an effective regulatory mechanism...

Ongoing
01.08.2017 - 31.07.2023
Research project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / r4d
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
CARAMAL - Community Access to Rectal Artesunate for MALaria

Malaria is one of the leading causes of illness, death, and lost economic productivity globally. While the successful scale-up and use of critical commodities such as insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) have led to a 62% decline in malaria-related...

Ongoing
01.08.2017 - 31.10.2020
Clinical Trial
UNITAID
Health Interventions
Christian Burri , Christian Lengeler