Mathematical models to define new malaria immunotherapies and interventions to meet public health needs

Despite recent progress in fighting malaria, there remains a need for new antimalarial interventions to protect children and other vulnerable populations who experience the highest burden of malaria.

Developing new interventions is time-consuming and costly, and it is often unclear what the public...

Ongoing
01.02.2021 - 31.01.2024
Research project
Disease Modelling
Melissa Penny
Boavista - Survive and Thrive Boa Vista Early Childhood Program

 

Background:  A growing body of evidence suggests that early life health and developmental outcomes can be improved through parental support programs. The objective of this project was to test the feasibility, impact, and relative cost-effectiveness of home visiting programs as well as center-based...

Ongoing
01.02.2021 - 31.12.2022
Intervention Study
Grand Challenges Canada
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
AMED - Outlining the institutional set up for the AMED scheme along with its functions and functionaries

Chad Government is engaged in an ambitious reform to make the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) legislation operational with its three pillars defined as follows: a) contribution-based scheme for the formal sector, b) contribution-based scheme for the self-employed (informal sector) and c)...

Ongoing
22.12.2020 - 29.04.2021
Short term service project
Health Systems Support
Damien Revault
openIMIS Implementation - Expanding the knowledge base and increasing implementations

As more countries strive for Universal Health Coverage and Universal Social Protection, the number of interested and engaged stakeholders increases, adding to the organizational complexity of healthcare systems. The openIMIS (Opensource Insurance Management Information System) Initiative presents an...

Ongoing
04.12.2020 - 31.08.2022
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Siddharth Srivastava , Helen Prytherch
openIMIS Capacity Building - Global online training course for openIMIS

As more countries stive for UHC and USP, the number of interested and engaged stakeholders increases, adding to the organizational complexity of healthcare systems. The OpenIMIS Initiative presents an Information and Communications Technology solution for managing complex (small or large)...

Ongoing
04.12.2020 - 28.02.2022
Long term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Health Systems Support
Siddharth Srivastava , Helen Prytherch
ComBaCaL - Community-Based chronic disease Care Lesotho: A 5-year implementation research programme to tackle non-communicable diseases in rural Lesotho

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and high blood pressure are the number one cause of death and disability globally. More than 75% of premature NCD-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. A new programme mainly funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and...

Ongoing
01.12.2020 - 31.12.2025
Clinical Trial, Evaluation project, PhD project, Research project, Teaching and training project
International HIV and Chronic Disease Care
Niklaus Labhardt , Alain Amstutz
GenLes - Using Viral Genetics to Curb the HIV Epidemic in Lesotho, South Africa

Major progress in curbing the HIV epidemic in Lesotho, Southern Africa has been achieved. However, there were still 11'000 new infections in 2019, emphasizing the importance of targeted prevention of new infections.

Within this project, the first aim is to combine phylogenetical tools and biological...

Ongoing
01.12.2020 -
Research project
International HIV and Chronic Disease Care
Nadine Bachmann
Manipulation of Human Immunity by Parasitic Worms

Approximately ten percent of the world's population is at risk of schistosomiasis, a neglected, tropical disease caused by species of the helminth Schistosoma. For the past 40 years, control of schistosomiasis has depended on the widespread use of a single drug, praziquantel. Despite its good...

Ongoing
01.12.2020 - 30.09.2021
Research project
Helminth Drug Development
Anna van Beek , Jennifer Keiser
EXPAND Chad - Expanding NTD and COVID-19 control to mobile pastoralists in Chad

The EXPAND project aims to expanding neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and COVID-19 surveillance and control to mobile pastoralists in Chad through the establishment of integrated surveillance and access to health information and services. It also works towards the prevention and treatment of...

Ongoing
01.11.2020 - 31.03.2022
Long term service project
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), former Department for International Development UK (DFID) / Ascend - Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
SORMAS - Implementation of SORMAS in Switzerland

A majorty of cantons in Switzerland and the Fürstentum Liechtenstein have introduced the application Surveillance, Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS) in the course of 2020 in the frame of control measures against the Covid-19 pandemic. SORMAS allows for a structured...

Ongoing
01.11.2020 - 30.06.2021
Short term service project
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung , Kanton Luzern , Kantonsarztamt Kanton Bern
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss