SysRef - Digital System for a Better Health Care Management of Refugees

 Common health problems of refugees and displaced population groups in the Sahel region are infectious diseases, particularly respiratory infections, acute diarrheal diseases, malaria and malnutrition, as well as general mental illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, psychosis...

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Health Economics and Financing
Damien Revault
Heat and health: The effect of heat islands, green space and other factors

Numerous studies have reported an association between high ambient temperatures and mortality or morbidity. In this project we aim to assess the effect of various environmental and socio-demographic factors that may modify these associations. A better understanding of how urban heat islands,...

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021
Research project
Service de la santé publique (SSP) , Gruppo operativo salute e ambiente (GOSA)
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martina Ragettli
PASS Sud Kivu - The Health System Support Program

The Health System Support Program (Programme d'Appui au Système de Santé dans la Province du Sud Kivu - PASS SK), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), is a social and health development program that operates through instruments such as financing, technical assistance,...

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020
Long term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Health Economics and Financing
Helen Prytherch
MED - Medical Education Reform Project, Ukraine

Background: The Health care system is in a stage of reform in Ukraine. The current Ukrainian Government (GoU) is clearly committed to accelerate the process of economic transition towards a market oriented economy to support a stronger civil society. The reform of the healthcare system is a top...

01.12.2018 - 30.11.2022
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Martin Raab
openIMIS - Capacity Building

The open source insurance management information system (openIMIS) initiative seeks to contribute to a comprehensive health information system linking patient, provider and payer data. This system is expected to be maintained and continuously improved by an open source software community. The...

01.12.2018 - 31.05.2020
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch , Siddharth Srivastava
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

20.08.2018 - 30.11.2019
Long term service project
Human Resources for Health
Jana Gerold
NCD-Peru - Household burden of disease and NCD control and prevention – Understanding patient perceptions and health systems use in the Peruvian Andes


By the end of the 20th century Peru entered in to an epidemic transition with mortality rates of infectious and maternal diseases declining and NCD’s emerging, changing national public health profile and actions significantly. NCD’s account for the majority of deaths in contemporary Peru. National...

01.08.2018 - 31.12.2022
Research project, PhD project, Observational study
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Daniel Mäusezahl
SwissLegio - Legionnaires' diseases: Prestudies on the Epidemiology in Switzerland

Legionella spp. are common environmental bacteria, living in fresh water. They are also known to cultivate in man-made water reservoirs such as cooling towers or shower heads. Infection may lead to legionellosis, a group of diseases ranging from a mild, flu-like illness (Pontiac fever),...

01.07.2018 - 30.01.2020
Research project, PhD project
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Fabienne Fischer , Daniel Mäusezahl
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...

01.06.2018 - 31.12.2021
Long term service project, Research project
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Meltem Kutlar Joss
02.05.2018 - 31.03.2019
Short term service project
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
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,...

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...

01.02.2018 - 31.12.2019
Organisational Development Project, Evaluation project, Teaching and training project
Teaching Technologies and Didactics
Marco Waser
Thermotherapy of Buruli Ulcer at Community Level, Cameroon




Treatment of the neglected tropical skin disease Buruli Ulcer (BU) relies currently on a single drug, rifampicin, which is given in combination with streptomycin. Development of an alternative treatment modality for patients suffering from severe side effects of the antibiotic treatment and in...

01.01.2018 - 31.03.2020
Clinical Trial
Medicor Foundation, Lichtenstein
Molecular Immunology
Gerd Pluschke
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...

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)

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...

01.12.2017 - 28.02.2018
Evaluation project
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
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...

01.12.2017 - 31.10.2020
Research project
Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny