Microbiota-Targeted Interventions for Childhood Undernutrition

With roughly 150 million children affected, undernutrition remains one of the most important public health threats. A meta-analysis of more than 50.000 children living in Latin America, Asia and Africa showed more than a three-fold higher mortality in growth-delayed (stunted) compared to...

Ongoing
01.07.2020 - 31.12.2022
Research project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
One Health
Pascale Vonäsch
PubliCo - an experimental online platform for COVID-19 related public perception

Effective public health measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic require cooperation between governments and society. For this to happen, political decision-makers must be aware of how the population perceives the Corona crisis, and the political decisions taken must be comprehensible to the public...

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 31.05.2022
Long term service project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Project Grant
Society, Gender and Health
Sonja Merten
PSR South Sudan - Preparing the Programme Support Rationale (PSR) for South Sudan

The Republic of South Sudan (RSS) is a low-income country, still immersed in conflicts, with a fragile state and a complex web of stakeholders. Thus, provision of health services, including vaccination is challenging. Gavi is the main supporter of the Expanded Programme for Immunization (EPI) in the...

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 30.09.2021
Long term service project
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Data Evidence Evaluation and Policy
Xavier Bosch-Capblanch
MistraL - Mitigation strategies for communities with COVID-19 transmission in Lesotho using artificial intelligence on chest x-rays and novel rapid diagnostic tests

The COVID-19 pandemic is straining health systems globally. Public health and primary care interventions implemented by high-income countries may be unsuccessful or infeasible in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Effective mitigation strategies need to be adapted to the specific...

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 31.05.2022
Intervention Study
Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH)
Clinical TB
Klaus Reither
MODCOVID - Using model-based evidence to optimise medical intervention profiles and disease management strategies for COVID-19 control

Background: Country governments have imposed strict spatial distancing and lockdown measures to reduce infection incidence and associated disease burden of coronavirus infectious disease (COVID- 19). As of April 7th, there is no proven medical or pharmaceutical tool to prevent or treat the disease....

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 31.12.2022
Research project
Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
Evaluation - Girl Effect

Swiss TPH was mandated to conduct the independent evaluation of the Gavi-Girl Effect Partnership which is aimed at increasing the uptake of HPV vaccination, encouraging broader integrated health seeking behaviour amongst adolescent girls, and improving the perception and experience of vaccination....

Ongoing
11.05.2020 - 31.12.2020
Short term service project
Girl Effect
Swiss Centre for International Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
D4H - Civil Registration and Vital Statisics - CRVS

As one of its major activities, the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Program of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health (D4H) initiative supports countries to integrate cause of death (CoD) data into their CRVS system. Seamless integration of the CoDs generated from various data...

Ongoing
01.05.2020 - 31.12.2020
Short term service project
Vital Strategies
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Martin Raab
CORESMA - COVID-19-Outbreak Response combining E-health, Serolomics, Modelling, Artificial Intelligence and Implementation Research

Among the biggest challenges in the COVID-19 outbreak are the lack of triangulation of clinical, epidemiologic and immunological information for evidence- based response strategies.

The overriding ambition of the CORESMA project is to overcome this deficit through field studies and implementation...

Ongoing
01.04.2020 - 31.03.2023
Research project
European Commission (EU) / Horizon 2020
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
Implementation of Almanach / ICRC Somalia

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) developed an innovative eHealth tool to respond to the primary health needs of children under the age of five years. The ‘ALMANACH’, ALgorithm for the MANAgement of CHildhood illness, is a novel clinical decision support system (CDSS) that...

Ongoing
01.04.2020 - 31.12.2020
Long term service project
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Martin Raab
VITAL - Assessment of a viral load result-driven automated Differentiated Service Delivery Model for participants taking antiretroviral therapy in Lesotho

To sustainably provide good quality care to over 16.4 million people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa, care delivery has to shift from a “one-size-fits-all” approach to differentiated service delivery models. Such models should reallocate resources from patients who...

Ongoing
31.03.2020 - 01.04.2023
Clinical Trial
Clinical Research Unit
Nadine Bachmann , Niklaus Labhardt
Delivering an integrated decision analysis, monitoring & evaluation infrastructure to support more effective and responsive child and youth mental health systems

Mental illness in early life can have a devastating effect on the social, educational and economic future of young people, which in turn influences the mental wealth of countries across the globe. With over half the world’s population living in urban areas, decision-makers, who are often...

Ongoing
01.03.2020 - 28.02.2022
Long term service project
Fondation BOTNAR
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Salvador Camacho
AQH - Accessible Quality Healthcare Project, Kosovo, Phase II

Phase II of the Accessible Quality Health Care Project (2020-2023) supports the actors at municipal and national levels to deliver people centred high quality services to informed citizens, who actively participate in managing their own health and provide feedback to service providers. It continues...

Ongoing
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2023
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Human Resources for Health
Manfred Zahorka
MEMTI - Analysis and mapping of prospective sources of funding for additional contributions to MEMTI

The Global Fund has set aside funding to incentivize the acceleration of efforts towards elimination of malaria in four countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Timor-Leste. This Malaria Elimination in Melanesia and Timor-Leste Initiative (MEMTI) is...

Ongoing
01.12.2019 - 15.05.2020
Short term service project
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund)
Systems Performance and Monitoring, Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel
Technical evaluation of the Regional Funds for Health Promotion in Cameroon

Since 2012, GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) has been supporting the Ministry of Public Health of Cameroon (MINSANTE) through the "Project to Support Reproductive Health" (PASaR). This project is funded by the German Ministry of Cooperation (BMZ) and the State of Cameroon....

Ongoing
25.11.2019 - 31.12.2020
Short term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
Systems thinking for district manager decision-making

The Systems Thinking for Strengthening District Health Systems initiative takes a unique approach by supporting countries to apply systems thinking tools and practicesProjects List to understand and intervene in their local health system. Funded by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research...

Ongoing
01.11.2019 -
Intervention Study, Research project, Teaching and training project
Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR)
Household Health Systems
Daniel Cobos Muñoz
PoCHAS - Effects of airborne pollen on cardiorespiratory health and allergic symptoms

Airborne pollen allergies are increasing across Europe, and are a major health issue for 20% of the Swiss population. At the same time, the duration and intensity of the pollen season are changing due to climate change. Pollen allergy is often dismissed as “not so serious”, though missed workdays,...

Ongoing
01.11.2019 - 01.11.2023
Observational study
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Career Ambizione
Physical Hazards and Health
Marloes Eeftens
HPSS Tanzania, Phase III - Health Promotion and System Strengthening Project Exit Phase III

In the exit phase, the project undergoes a change of role from a facilitation role to the role of providing technical assistance to the Government of Tanzania (GoT) with the intent of mainstreaming HPSS interventions into existing government processes. Phases 1 and 2 concentrated on developing...

Ongoing
01.11.2019 - 31.10.2023
Long term service project
GIVE MOVE - Genotype-Informed Versus Empiric Management of VirEmia: A Randomised Clinical Trial

Background: HIV-1-positive children and adolescents receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) suffer high rates of treatment failure, predominantly caused by poor adherence to therapy and/or viral drug resistance. While high-income countries routinely use genotypic resistance testing (GRT), this...

Ongoing
01.10.2019 - 30.09.2022
Clinical Trial, Intervention Study, Research project, PhD project
Clinical Research Unit
Jennifer Brown , Niklaus Labhardt
Niger WASH Endline - WB Niger WASH Cash transfer - Impact Evaluation Endline Survey Integrated WASH/Cash Transfer Program in Niger (Sahel Adaptive Safety Net Program)

In 2017, SCIH/Swiss TPH was mandated by the World Bank with the implementation of the survey “Baseline Survey for the Impact Evaluation of the Integrated WASH/Cash Transfer program in Niger”, and has now in 2019 been mandated to implent the according endline survey. The national sub-contractor for...

Ongoing
13.09.2019 - 28.02.2020
Short term service project
The World Bank
Human Resources for Health
Peter Steinmann
Evidence for change as emerging from the r4d public health

15 projects jointly funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) within the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) have produced various new scientific evidence in the field of public health of potential...

Ongoing
01.09.2019 - 28.02.2021
Long term service project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF)
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
Monitoring Agent Niger - Monitoring Agent for a Measles follow up Campaign in Niger

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (Gavi) mandated Swiss TPH in July 2019 to conduct a mission of Monitoring Agent (MA) to ensure the following-up of the 2019´s Anti-Measles vaccination campaign for children in Niger.
The main objective of the campaign monitoring is to evaluate the...

Ongoing
01.09.2019 - 30.06.2020
Long term service project
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
Gavi Monitorig - Monitoring Agent South Sudan

Swiss TPH will support the Country Programmes Team in the Republic of South Sudan in developing a comprehensive, three to five-year Programme Support Rationale (PSR) which will include strategic components such as vaccine and immunisation health system support. The PSR will take learnings from...

Ongoing
23.08.2019 - 25.10.2019
Short term service project
Data Evidence Evaluation and Policy
Xavier Bosch-Capblanch
Evaluations Projekt Sturzprävention in der Gesundheitsvorsorge, -Überführung in die Regelversorgung

 

Chronisch kranke, häufig multimorbide ältere Menschen haben ein erhöhtes Sturz- und damit Verletzungsrisiko. Das Projekt StoppSturz - Sturzprävention in der Gesundheitsversorgung - hat zum Ziel, in den vier Pilotkantonen St. Gallen, Bern, Graubünden und Jura bis Ende 2022 die Sturzprävention für...

Ongoing
04.07.2019 - 31.05.2023
Long term service project
Health Promotion Switzerland / Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz
Swiss Centre for International Health
Jana Gerold
TIMCI - Tools for Intergrated Management of Childhood Illness

Despite progress in reducing child mortality, an estimated 5.4 million children under five years of age died of preventable causes in 2017 including pneumonia (24%), diarrhoea (15%), and malaria (9%). Global inequity persists, with a mortality rate in sub-Saharan Africa that is 14 times higher than...

Ongoing
01.07.2019 - 30.06.2023
Long term service project
UNITAID
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Fabian Schär
TDR SORT IT Model - Undertake an analysis of needs and opportunities and develop a technical assistance plan to integrate the SORT IT model within Global Fund grants in seleceted countries

Swiss TPH collaborates with TDR/WHO to create a document for the beneficiaries of Global Fund grants to guide them in the incorporation of operational/implementation research into their healthcare systems. This project requires the involvement of different stakeholders such as beneficiaries, TDR,...

Ongoing
07.06.2019 - 29.11.2019
Short term service project
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Salvador Camacho
Immunization Supply Chain Tools - Consultancy for the Immunization Supply Chain Tools Assessment

For more than a decade the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have been supporting the Expanded Programmes on Immunisation (EPI) with tools that allow for a better follow-up at both central and district or regional levels. The technology deployed for...

Ongoing
20.05.2019 - 31.01.2020
Short term service project
United Nations Children Fund International (UNICEF)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
PZQ Phase IV - Treating schistosomiasis in preschool-aged children: development, registration and access to L-praziquantel orally disintegrating tablet formulation

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium is developing an orally dispersible tablet (ODT) of praziquantel (PZQ) that is suitable for preschool-age children infected with schistosomiasis.

The focus of the work package Communication and Access is to continue, in close collaboration with WHO-NTD, the...

Ongoing
01.04.2019 - 31.03.2021
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
Economic case for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems

The objective of this project is to articulate the economic argument and synthesize the evidence base that show that CRVS systems can provide a valuable return on investment for governments, multilateral and private sector stakeholders. Civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems are a...

Ongoing
01.04.2019 - 31.12.2020
Research project
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Health Systems and Policy
Daniel Cobos Muñoz
HAP - Health for All, Albania - Phase 2

Context

Albania’s has shown encouraging developments in recent years underlined by economic growth. At the same time the health sector is affected by a broad array of challenges, ranging from issues of health service financing, resource mobilization, health service management, as well as...

Ongoing
01.04.2019 - 31.03.2023
Long term service project
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
Scaling Up Nutrition - SUN Donor Network Facilitator

SUN is the global movement: Scaling Up Nutrition. Its key aim is the integration of nutrition in wider development agendas and processes at national and global level. The movement is supported by 4 networks: The Civil Society Network, the UN Network, the Business Network and the Donor Network. The...

Ongoing
01.02.2019 - 31.12.2020
Long term service project
Human Resources for Health
Melanie Bruns
Africon - African contributions to global health: Circulating knowledge and innovations

This Sinergia project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation focuses on African contributions to global health by examining knowledge, practices or applications that were designed for improving healthcare in Africa but that have become – or have the potential to become – relevant to...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022
Research project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Programme Sinergia
Medicines Implementation Research Unit, Household Economics and Health Systems Research, One Health
Jürg Utzinger
DO-REAL - Observational Assessment of the Nation-Wide Roll-Out of Dolutegravir in Lesotho (Dolutegravir in Real Life 'DO-REAL study')

Background: Dolutegravir (DTG) is a second-generation integrase strand transfer inhibitor with low side-effects and superior treatment outcomes for people living with HIV-1 when compared to other antiretroviral drugs currently in use in low-income countries. Though some cases have been described,...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 -
Observational study, PhD project, Research project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Career Eccellenza
Clinical Research Unit
Jennifer Brown , Niklaus Labhardt
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,...

Ongoing
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,...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020
Long term service project
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...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
MED - Medical Education Developoment Project, Ukraine

Background
The healthcare 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...

Ongoing
01.12.2018 - 30.11.2022
Long term service project
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Martin Raab
openIMIS - Software Maintenance and User Support

As more countries aim to achieve Universal Health Coverage, the number of interested and engaged stakeholders increases, adding to the organisational complexity of health care systems. By bringing in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) it is possible to design instruments that can manage...

Ongoing
01.12.2018 - 31.08.2020
Long term service project
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Martin Raab
PEBRA trial - Peer-Educator-coordinated vs nurse-coordinated ART refill for adolescents and young adults living with HIV in Lesotho – a cluster randomized clinical trial

 

Background

Despite tremendous progress in controlling the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, HIV-related mortality continues to increase among adolescents and young people living with HIV (AYPLHIV). Globally, sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 85% of the AYPLHIV. Overall outcomes along the HIV care...

Ongoing
01.12.2018 - 30.11.2020
Clinical Trial
International AIDS Society (IAS) / Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER)
Clinical Research Unit
Alain Amstutz , Niklaus Labhardt
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...

Ongoing
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...

Ongoing
11.11.2018 - 31.08.2022
Long term service project
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
PADS - Support Project for the Health Districts in Chad - Phase II

Context
The Ministry of Public Health is committed to improving the health status of the Chadian population through the implementation of sectoral policies, including the National Health Policy 2016-2030 and several important reforms supported by technical and financial partners.
The Swiss...

Ongoing
01.11.2018 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
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 - 05.11.2019
Organisational Development Project
EFQM AP Project LifeCycle - Notice of Intent to Directorate - Drittmittelakquise Prozess zur Schärfung der strategischen Ausrichtung des Swiss TPH

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
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
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
Human Resources for Health
Jana Gerold
NCD-Peru - NCD-Peru -Understanding NCDs in the Peruvian Andes: Epidemiology, perceptions and health system

 

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...

Ongoing
01.08.2018 - 31.12.2022
Research project, PhD project, Observational study
Swiss School of Public Health SSPH+ , Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)
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),...

Ongoing
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...

Ongoing
01.06.2018 - 31.12.2021
Long term service project, Research project
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Meltem Kutlar Joss
Baseline Survey on KABP Relating to WASH Amongst Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Since August 2017, Bangladesh has been facing new humanitarian challenges in the Cox’s Bazar district with the arrival of an estimated number of over 702,160 Rohingya refugees who have crossed over to Bangladesh following violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state joining the 212,000 persons who had fled...

Ongoing
02.05.2018 - 31.03.2019
Short term service project
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
ALMANACH- Scaling up Nigeria

The ALgorithm for the MANAgement of CHildhood illness (ALMANACH) is an innovation developed by Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. ALMANACH is an enhanced digitalised version of WHO’s IMCI guidelines which can be run on tablets and smartphones and fully exploits IMCI’s potential. The...

Ongoing
01.05.2018 - 31.12.2021
Long term service project
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Martin Raab
PNG-NMCP 2018-2020 - 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
NTDMC - NTD Modelling Consortium

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are at a crucial point in global policy decision making. Huge investments and global efforts have reduced the burden of these diseases in many of the poorest populations of the world. There are still significant investments required to meet the 2020 goals, laid out...

Ongoing
01.03.2018 - 28.02.2021
Research project
Mathematical Epidemiology
Nakul Chitnis
SPUTNIC - Study Panel on Upcoming Technologies to measure Non-Ionizing Radiation and Cognition

In the SPUTNIC study, we measure the individual exposure to mobile phone radiation, and how this affects cognitive health. Goal of the study is the personal measurement of exposure to mobile phone radiation using a smartphone application in 100 volunteer participants in Basel Stadt. The same...

Ongoing
02.02.2018 - 31.12.2020
Research project
Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (ANSES)
Environmental Exposures and Health
Marloes Eeftens
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
Institutsleitungs-Konferenz ILK
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...

Ongoing
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...

Ongoing
04.12.2017 - 30.04.2020
Research project
PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI)
Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
ACT!2030 - 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)
SESOTHO trial - SESOTHO trial (“Switch Either near Suppression Or THOusand”) – switch to second-line versus WHO-guided standard of care for unsuppressed patients on first-line ART with viremia below 1000 copies/mL: a multicenter, open-label, randomized clinical trial

 

Background

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends viral load (VL) measurement as the preferred monitoring strategy for HIV-infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource-limited settings. The new WHO guidelines 2016 continue to define virologic failure as two consecutive...

Ongoing
01.12.2017 -
Clinical Trial, PhD project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Programme r4d , Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Career MD-PhD programme
Clinical Research Unit
Niklaus Labhardt , Alain Amstutz
VIBRA trial (GET ON project) – Effect of village-based refill of ART following home-based same-day ART initiation vs clinic-based ART refill on viral suppression among individuals living with HIV: a cluster-randomized clinical trial in rural Lesotho

The VIBRA trial is linked to another trial, the HOSENG trial, together they constitute the GET ON (GETing tOwards Ninety) research project.

     

  • The VIBRA trial (VIllage-Based Refill of ART) is a cluster-randomized clinical trial conducted in two districts in Lesotho, southern Africa. Clusters (i.e.,...

Ongoing
01.12.2017 -
Clinical Trial, PhD project
Clinical Research Unit
Niklaus Labhardt , Alain Amstutz , Tracy Glass
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
Host-pathogen genomic interactions and their phenotypic impact in human tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is still a major health problem worldwide. Every year, 1.7 million people die from this infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Although TB is often fatal when untreated, the course of the disease differs enormously in people infected with Mtb....

Ongoing
01.12.2017 - 31.12.2021
Research project
Tuberculosis Research Unit
Sébastien Gagneux , Damien Portevin
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 - 31.03.2020
Long term service project
Swiss Centre for International Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
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
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
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
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
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
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 to...

Ongoing
01.08.2017 - 31.07.2023
Research project
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
Intervention Study, Observational study
Health Interventions, Medicines Implementation Research Unit
Christian Burri , Christian Lengeler
TraNQuIL - Transportation Noise: Quantitative Methods for Investigating Acute and Long Term Health Effects

Background: Noise from road, railway and aircraft traffic is one of the most widespread sources of environmental stress and discomfort in everyday life. However, previous research has been fragmented, in particular in children and adolescents. As a consequence little is known about the relevance of...

Ongoing
01.08.2017 - 31.07.2021
Research project
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martin Röösli
BSM - Backstopping Mandate Health Focal Point, Health Network and Global Health, Phase XIX

The objective of the backstopping mandate (BSM)is to support SDC‘s core competence in health and provide advisory services to SDC‘s Global Programme Health (GPH), its Health Focal Points, and to the members of SDC‘s Health Network and partners. Backstopping assistance provided by the Swiss TPH is...

Ongoing
15.07.2017 - 30.06.2020
Long term service project
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Kate Molesworth
BAG KEA - Competence Centre for Epidemiological Outbreak Investigation

Background
The Swiss TPH, in collaboration with the Commission des Médecins Cantonaux der Groupement Romand des Services de Santé Publique (CMC GRSP), was mandated by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) to lead the “competence center for epidemiological outbreak investigations” (German:...

Ongoing
01.07.2017 - 30.09.2019
Long term service project
Human Resources for Health
Daniel Paris
SNF_FP_modelling - Multi-scale mathematical modelling of parasite, drug and vaccine interactions: optimising public health and disease elimination strategies

 

Tremendous progress has been made over the last decades in controlling malaria. From 2000 to 2015 scale-up of control and curative interventions enabled a 60% reduction in malaria death rates and a 40% reduction in rate of clinical disease. Despite these gains, we face significant challenges if we...

Ongoing
01.07.2017 - 31.07.2021
Research project
Infectious Disease Modelling, Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
SNF_SA_Swiss - Evolution and Epidemiology of Rifampicin-Resistant Tuberculosis in Khayelitsha, Cape Town: Implications for Biology and Disease Control

Background
Bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics are a growing threat for global public health and the economy. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) are particular problems in many parts of the world including South Africa. Yet, little is known on...

Ongoing
01.06.2017 - 31.05.2021
Research project
Tuberculosis Research Unit
Sébastien Gagneux
UNICEF’s Assessment of East Asia and Pacific Regional Situation and Key Areas in Gender-Responsive Adolescent Health (GRAH)

The Young Child Survival Development and Gender Sections of UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office commissioned a regional assessment of adolescent health to facilitate the operationalization of UNICEF’s Gender-Responsive Adolescent Health (GRAH) approach in the region. The assessment will...

Ongoing
17.05.2017 - 31.03.2018
Short term service project
WB Niger WASH Cash transfer - Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey Integrated WASH/Cash Transfer Program in Niger (Sahel Adaptive Safety Net Program)

SCIH/Swiss TPH was mandated by the World Bank with the implementation of the survey “Baseline Survey for the Impact Evaluation of the Integrated WASH/Cash Transfer program in Niger”. The national sub-contractor for the implementation of the survey is the Réseau International Schistosomiases...

Ongoing
03.05.2017 - 31.12.2017
Short term service project
World Bank (WB)
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
Developing a modelling framework for malaria transmission prevention tools

Following years of investment in strategies to control malaria, elimination is now being considered. But optimal delivery strategies and profiles for new tools for elimination differ from those of disease control. The efficacy profiles of new drugs, vaccines and vector control, along with how to...

Ongoing
01.05.2017 - 31.03.2018
Research project
Infectious Disease Modelling, Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
Enhancing Primary Health Care Services Project, Tajikistan

Background
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation's Enhancing Primary Health Care (PHC) project is implemented by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in consortium with Save the Children.

Now in its second phase, the project supports the Ministry of Health and Social Protection...

Ongoing
01.04.2017 - 31.03.2021
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
Analysing in-hospital mortality and morbidity in Côte d’Ivoire: implications for HIV/Aids, Malaria and TB

sAnalysing routine data from health facilities across the country, the study intends to analyse trends in mortality and morbidity for HIV/Aids, Malaria and TB between 2010-2015.

The Swiss TPH provides technical supports for the Ministry of Health in Côte d’Ivoire to conduct this large-scale...

Ongoing
01.03.2017 - 31.10.2017
Evaluation project
Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire (CSRS)
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
Cyanide use in artisanal small-scale gold mining in Burkina Faso: health effects, environmental burden and societal dimensions

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is an important activity in many developing countries as it provides a primary and additional source of income, particularly in rural regions where economic alternatives to agriculture are limited. In addition to the use of mercury in ASGM, cyanide can be...

Ongoing
01.02.2017 - 01.03.2018
Research project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
Midwifery Education Accreditation Programme (MEAP)

Background
The nursing and medical education is highly regulated in the majority of countries worldwide. However, midwifery education (including theoretical and practical training) is far less regulated, potentially impacting on the varying quality of midwifery education provided. The UNFPA State of...

Ongoing
16.01.2017 - 31.03.2018
Short term service project
International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), The Netherlands
Teaching Technologies and Didactics
Axel Hoffmann
Capacity building in health impact assessment (HIA) training and research in Vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health impact assessment (HIA) is an interdisciplinary approach that aims at predicting and managing potential positive and negative health effects of policies, programmes, and projects on affected communities and populations. HIA has been developed over the past two decades and became...

Ongoing
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017
Research project, Teaching and training project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
PERFORM 2 Scale - Strengthening Management at District Level to Support the Achievement of Universal Health Coverage

PERFORM2Scale is based on the success of the PERFORM project which was delivered in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda in 2011-15.

The background to PERFORM
Health systems in Africa do not meet their full potential. Part of the reason is a lack of adequately-trained health care and related workers. However,...

Ongoing
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021
Long term service project
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
SLHS - P-4 Swiss Learning Health System

In learning health systems (LHS), the research agenda is collaboratively developed to be respon­sive to current health system needs and to facilitate the flow of information at levels of policy, research and practice. By doing so, the LHS are promoting evidence-based policy making and create...

Ongoing
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020
Teaching and training project
Eidgenössisches Departement für Wirtschaft, Bildung und Forschung (WBF)
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
Ongoing
31.10.2016 - 30.06.2017
Short term service project, Research project
Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU)
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martin Röösli
BAG - Food- und Waterborne-Themen - Research on the epidemiology of food- and waterborne diseases in Switzerland

Financed by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) various studies are conducted to elucidate specific topics of interest to the office in the fields of prevention, control and evidence-based guideline development related to the management of food- and waterborne pathogens in Switzerland:

(1)...

Ongoing
17.10.2016 - 15.12.2019
Research project
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Daniel Mäusezahl
Characterization of the interaction network of exported proteins in Plasmodium falciparum

The rational to study the interaction network of exported proteins in Plasmodium falciparum lies in the crucial importance of the export of virulence factors to the surface of infected host cells and other modifications allowing the parasite’s survival in its host cell which are the sole cause of...

Ongoing
01.10.2016 - 30.09.2019
Research project
PESTROP - Pesticide use in tropical settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

PESTROP is an inter- and trans-disciplinary research project, studying environmental, health and institutional dimensions of pesticide use in tropical settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background: Pesticides are intensively used in agriculture worldwide. While it is well established that pesticide...

Ongoing
01.10.2016 - 09.03.2018
Research project
Swiss Network for international Studies (SNIS)
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
National Nutrition Survey in Tajikistan

Background
Nutritional disorders such as anemia, vitamin A or iodine deficiency are frequent in Tajikistan and remain a major concern. Therefore, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MoHSP) Tajikistan conduct a national survey...

Ongoing
05.09.2016 - 04.10.2017
Short term service project
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
Mixed strain infections in human tuberculosis: Their role in biology, epidemiology and clinical outcome

Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem globally, and particularly in Brazil, which remains one of the 22 TB high-burden countries defined by the World Health Organization. Pulmonary TB is primarily caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), but other nontuberculous...

Ongoing
01.09.2016 - 31.08.2019
Research project
Tuberculosis Research Unit
Sébastien Gagneux
Implementing Resource Recovery and Safe Reuse (RRR) business models in Lima

 

Implementing Resource Recovery and Safe Reuse (RRR) business models in Lima

 

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The growing demand in urban and peri-urban areas for food, energy and water is challenging the traditional distribution of resources, rural-urban resource...

Ongoing
01.09.2016 - 01.09.2018
Short term service project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
GlobMal - Global Malaria Technical & Training Support Package - phase 2

In line with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation global health strategic priorities, this contribution aims at influencing global malaria policies and implementing WHO and Roll Back Malaria Partnership strategies to regional and country levels, with a focus on vector control, malaria...

Ongoing
01.07.2016 - 30.06.2019
Long term service project
Health Interventions
Konstantina Boutsika
IMIS Nepal - Troubleshooting Support of Insurance Management Information System (IMIS) Software

Background
In the context of supporting the Ministry of Health in Nepal in building up a national social health insurance system SCIH facilitated the transfer of the “Insurance Management Information System” (IMIS) to serve as its IT backbone. IMIS was developed in the framework of the Swiss...

Ongoing
01.06.2016 - 31.05.2017
Long term service project
Development of an Opensource Health Insurance Management Information System (OpenHIMIS)

Background
There are limited low cost technological solutions available in low income country settings that allow different types of health insurers to professionally operate health insurance schemes. To address this gap, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the...

01.06.2016 - 31.10.2016
Short term service project
Further development of simulations of Plasmodium falciparum interventions and their integration with the needs of stakeholders II

This project supports the development and use of mathematical models for predicting the effects of different malaria interventions.  It is centered on contributions to the multi-group Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria Modeling Consortium (MMC). Specific areas additional to the MMC...

Ongoing
16.05.2016 - 30.04.2021
Research project
Infectious Disease Modelling, Epidemiology and Transmission Dynamics
Thomas Smith
Investigating the increasing trend of EHEC notifications in Swiss surveillance data

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) detected a significant increase in notified cases of infections with enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) since 2014. While EHEC cases increase, the number of cases with haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS; a complication of EHEC infections) remained stable. It...

Ongoing
01.05.2016 - 30.06.2018
Research project
Household Health Systems
Daniel Mäusezahl
ICARUS - Integrated Climate forcing and Air pollution Reduction in Urban Systems

ICARUS will develop innovative tools for urban impact assessment in support of air quality and climate change governance in the EU. This will lead to designing and implementing win-win strategies to improve the air quality and reduce the carbon footprint in European cities. An integrated approach...

Ongoing
01.05.2016 - 30.04.2020
Research project
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) / Horizion 2020
Environmental Exposures and Health
Danielle Vienneau
ELAPSE - Effects of Low-Level Air Pollution: A study in Europe

 

ELAPSE (Effects of Low-Level Air Pollution: A Study in Europe) is a Europe-wide collaboration in a research project Mortality and morbidity effects of long-term exposure to low-level PM2.5, Black Carbon, NO2 and O3: an analysis of European cohorts. The Project addresses the issue of health effects...

Ongoing
01.05.2016 - 30.04.2019
Research project
Health Effects Institute (HEI)
Environmental Exposures and Health
Kees de Hoogh
SNF_Macrophage - Integrating population and functional genomics with molecular epidemiology to explore the interaction between host and pathogen diversity in human tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global public health emergency with 1.5 million people dying from the disease every year. TB is caused by a group of closely related bacteria known as the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC). The global TB epidemic is made worse by the emergence of MTBC strains...

Ongoing
01.04.2016 - 31.03.2019
Research project
Tuberculosis Research Unit
Sébastien Gagneux
Improving antichagasic drug discovery through stage-specific monitoring of Trypanosoma cruzi

About 6-7 million people are infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, a protozoan parasite causing Chagas’ disease. Most of the symptoms appear in the chronic phase of Chagas’ disease: cardiomyopathies and mega-syndromes of the digestive tract. There is a high need for new drug, as the only two...

Ongoing
01.03.2016 - 28.02.2019
Research project
Fudacao Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ) , Burckhardt-Bürgin Foundation
Parasite Chemotherapy Group
Marcel Kaiser
Understanding the human, parasite, vector and environmental interactions driving residual malaria transmission in Papua New Guinea

The scale-up of malaria control in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has resulted in a significant reduction in the nationwide prevalence and incidence of malaria. However, this effect has not been uniform across the country and considerable heterogeneity in transmission exists in different areas.

Minimal data...

Ongoing
01.02.2016 - 31.12.2017
Research project
TDR (UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases)
Health Interventions, Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel
Communication concept for the Swiss TPH Administration

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
01.02.2016 - 31.12.2016
Organisational Development Project
Administration
Kristina Pelikan , Marco Waser
Improving the HIV care cascade in Lesotho: Towards 90-90-90 - A research collaboration with the Ministry of Health

 

Background

Despite enormous progress in the last decade, HIV/AIDS remains the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in most countries of Southern Africa and a central contributor to economic underdevelopment and poverty in many societies. The 2014 UNAIDS “90-90-90” targets for 2020...

Ongoing
01.02.2016 - 31.01.2019
Clinical Trial
Biostatistics Frequentist modelling
Niklaus Labhardt , Tracy Glass
ALMANACH - Implementation of ALMANACH in the ICRC

Background
The ‘ALMANACH’ (ALgorithms for the MANagement of Acute CHildhood illnesses) is an electronic version of the IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses) that is available on smartphones and tablets. The IMCI concept was initially developed and promoted by WHO for the management of...

Ongoing
01.01.2016 - 30.04.2018
Long term service project
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Martin Raab
Jeune S3 - Santé, Sexualité, Sécurité

Background
The ‘JeuneS3 – Santé, Sexualité, Sécurité’ Programme (2016-2020) focuses on improving adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health in DRC (South and North Kivus), Cameroon, Central African Republic and Benin. It is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by a...

Ongoing
01.01.2016 - 31.12.2020
Long term service project
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) , Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid (Cordaid)
Swiss Centre for International Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
RADZEC - Reactive Case Detection in Zanzibar: Effectiveness and Cost

Over the past 15 years, Zanzibar (United Republic of Tanzania) has achieved a substantial reduction in the burden of malaria by distributing insecticide treated mosquito nets, indoor residual spraying and artemisinin based combination treatment. Since 2008, Zanzibar has implemented the Malaria...

Ongoing
01.01.2016 - 27.01.2019
Research project
President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), USA
Health Interventions, Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel
Design of trials for pathogen elimination

In field trials of new interventions against mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit, there are often spill-over effects between areas that receive the intervention and others that do not, because of mosquito movement.  This project is developing ways of designing trials to make best use of data...

Ongoing
01.01.2016 - 31.12.2018
Research project
CLIMANDES-2 - Climatic Services with Emphasis on the Andes in Support of Decisions Phase 2

Background

The impact of climate variability on livelihood systems is currently gaining increasing scientific and public interest due to the ongoing debate on climate change. In this context, sustainable, climate-resilient agricultural production may contribute substantially to occupation, food...

Ongoing
01.01.2016 - 31.01.2019
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
RGS Effective coverage - Impact of systems failures in malaria service delivery in Africa

Malaria treatment provides individual benefits by curing infection and preventing progression to severe disease. Treatment also provides community-level benefits by reducing the infectious reservoir. However, across endemic countries treatment does not always lead to a complete parasitological cure,...

Ongoing
01.01.2016 - 31.12.2018
Research project
Infectious Disease Modelling, Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
RGS Model Drug Development - Modelling and simulation for drug development at Swiss TPH: clinical anthelminthic drug development and preclinical antimalarial development

This research project is aligned with priorities of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, namely integrating drug discovery and drug development with modeling. Aiming to strengthen capacity at the institute for model based research and development of existing and novel drugs we propose to...

Ongoing
01.01.2016 - 30.06.2017
Research project
Infectious Disease Modelling, Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
More responsive immunization services through tailoring for hard-to-reach populations in Chad

The main goal of the study is to identify potential strategies to tailor immunization services to reach nomadic communities in Chad.

 

The objectives of our study are:

 

(i) To assess the feasibility and sustainability of integrating the One Health approach into the existing vaccination services...

Ongoing
01.01.2016 -
Research project
Ongoing
01.01.2016 - 31.12.2018
Research project
Walter Fischli Stiftung
Parasite Chemotherapy Group
Matthias Rottmann
Ongoing
01.01.2016 - 31.12.2018
Research project
Wellcome Trust
Parasite Chemotherapy Group
Marcel Kaiser
Infectious and non-communicable health conditions among East African immigrants at arrival and post integration in Switzerland

Background and Rationale
East African immigrants comprise one of the most important groups among newly arriving immigrants in Switzerland. At arrival they may suffer from previously undiagnosed parasitic or viral infections as well as from mental health conditions. After arrival and eventual...

Ongoing
01.01.2016 - 31.12.2018
Research project
VEGAS - VErtical GrAdient Study

A pilot study from Basel (summer of 2014) showed that air pollution concentrations measured at the level of the 1st or 2nd floor may be around 30% lower than those on the ground in some streets. So far, differences in air pollution levels depending on the floor of residence are poorly understood and...

Ongoing
01.01.2016 - 31.03.2016
Research project
Establishing a Centre of Excellence in Midwifery: Organisational Analysis of the Malawian Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN)

Background
Malawi is suffering from a great shortage of health care staff (HCS) and is currently operating with only “…33% of the healthcare workers (HCWs) necessary to effectively deliver healthcare services to the population”. The estimated met need of maternal and neonatal HCWs’ availability...

21.12.2015 - 31.05.2016
Evaluation project
BUGS - The burden of gastroenteritis in Switzerland (BUGS) study

Acute gastroenteritis (AG) is a common disease worldwide. The incidence and burden of disease of AG in the general Swiss population are unknown. Available information is restricted to notifiable pathogens causing AG which are reported to the National Notification System for Infectious Diseases...

Ongoing
17.11.2015 - 31.12.2022
Research project
Household Health Systems
Daniel Mäusezahl
BLV-Legionella-concept - Concept to explore the epidemiology of legionellosis in Switzerland

Legionnaires’ disease is caused by Legionella spp. and is notifiable in Switzerland. Cases reported to the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) have increased substantially from around 70 cases in 1999 to 280 cases in 2014. Reasons for this increase could include changes in diagnostic methods,...

Ongoing
01.11.2015 - 31.12.2018
Research project
Bundesamt für Veterinärwesen (BVET)
Household Health Systems
Daniel Mäusezahl
ACCEDERA - Improving the accuracy of personal RF measurements and characterisation of exposure levels in different environments across different countries

Mobile phone base stations and handsets, wireless local area networks (WLAN), and radio/television signals are typical examples of sources of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. The aim of this study is to gain better knowledge of the exposure of the general population to such radiofrequency...

Ongoing
01.11.2015 - 28.02.2019
Research project
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martin Röösli
Movement rates of African malaria vectors and their implications in models of vector control interventions

Movement rates of African malaria vectors and their implications in models of vector control interventions.

Ongoing
01.11.2015 - 31.10.2018
Research project
Health Interventions
SNIS Mosquito Susceptibility - Increased susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum of insecticide resistant Anopheles in West Africa

This project aims to assess how widespread the susceptibility to Plasmodium of insecticide-resistant Anopheles is, and to assess the risk associated with this phenomenon in relationship with human behavioural changes regarding their use of bed nets and insecticides.

Ongoing
01.10.2015 - 30.09.2017
Research project
MEP - Medical Education Reform Project Tajikistan, Phase III

During the 25 years since Tajikistan’s independence, much has been undertaken to establish a healthcare system based on the concept of family medicine. In the context of this overall reform process the National Health Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan 2010-2020 identifies investments in human...

Ongoing
01.10.2015 - 30.09.2019
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
Antigenic Variation - Exploring the mechanisms of heritable gene silencing and singular gene choice to understand antigenic variation in malaria parasites

This project aims at elucidating epigenetic control mechanisms involved in the production of malaria transmission stages and in antigenic variation and immune evasion of malaria parasites. To achieve this we combine molecular and cell biology research with state-of-the-art reverse genetics and high...

Ongoing
01.10.2015 - 30.09.2018
Research project
Gene Regulation
Till Voss
Healthy Life Project - Reducing the Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in Moldova

Background
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide. Like many countries, the Republic of Moldova faces a growing NCD mortality and morbidity burden: more than half of the population suffers from non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer,...

Ongoing
01.10.2015 - 30.06.2020
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
Preclinical profiling of virosomally formulated B-cell epitope mimetics derived from the novel key malaria vaccine candidates CyRPA and RH5

Clinical testing of two components for a synthetic peptide-based virosomal malaria vaccine has yielded promising results, encouraging the search for additional components for inclusion in a final multivalent vaccine formulation. This CTI project should support design, optimisation and final...

Ongoing
01.09.2015 - 31.08.2017
Research project
Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI)
Molecular Immunology
Marco Tamborrini
CoDuBu - Co-occurrence of common chronic infections and common non-communicable diseasess in rural and urben C

The co-occurrence of infectious diseases (IDs) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at the level of individuals is poorly studied, despite the fact that this dual burden has become a reality for many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Even for highly prevalent IDs (e.g. helminthiases and...

Ongoing
01.08.2015 - 31.07.2016
Research project
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Nicole Probst-Hensch
Ongoing
01.07.2015 - 31.03.2018
Research project
the Excellent Scholarship for Foreign student (The ESKAS)
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Ongoing
01.07.2015 - 30.06.2017
Research project
Parasite Chemotherapy Group
Pascal Mäser
Survey on customer satisfaction and improvement potential of the Swiss TPH Administration

Um die Dienstleistungen der Administration konsequent auf die Bedürfnisse der Mitarbeitenden auszurichten, wurden zwischen 2015 und 2017 drei Querschnittbefragungen zur Zufriedenheit mit den administrativen Dienstleistungen durchgeführt. Die Kundenzufriedenheit mit den administrativen...

Ongoing
29.06.2015 - 08.01.2018
Organisational Development Project
WHO RAcE - A Programmatic Analysis of integrated Community Case Management (iCCM): A Multicountry Systems-Wide Analysis of the RAcE (Rapid Access Expansion) iCCM Programme in sub-Saharan Africa

Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) is an equity-based approach to childhood illness designed to provide children living in remote areas with access to case management for pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria at the community level. The Rapid Access Expansion Programme (RAcE), steered by the...

Ongoing
01.06.2015 - 31.12.2019
Research project
Household Health Systems, Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Ongoing
01.06.2015 - 30.09.2017
Research project
Environmental Exposures and Health
Danielle Vienneau
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
01.06.2015 -
Teaching and training project
Income through tuition fee
Society, Gender and Health, Professional Postgraduate Training
Elisabeth Zemp Stutz
Health impact evaluation of an urban flooding resilience framework in Dakar, Senegal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rapid urbanisation has been one of the defining phenomena of the twentieth century. In the developing world, much of the urban population finds themselves living in informal settlements with high levels of poverty and without access to basic services such as clean water and improved...

Ongoing
01.06.2015 - 31.12.2018
Research project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
MalCommit - MalCommit - Understanding Sexual Commitment and Early Differentiation of Malaria Transmission Stages

The project aims to understand the processes responsible for the differentiation of asexual malaria blood stage parasites into sexual forms. The anticipated results may open up new avenues for the development of transmission-blocking drugs and vaccines.

Ongoing
01.06.2015 - 31.05.2020
Research project
Gene Regulation
Till Voss
Influence of the transition from school to work on health promotion choices of young people in Switzerland

The transition from school to work comes with opportunities as well as risks. During the sensitive period from adolescence to adulthood youth make important decisions that can influence their health including smoking, exercising and eating a healthy diet.

The failure of these transitions amplifies...

Ongoing
01.06.2015 - 31.05.2017
Research project
Society, Gender and Health
Ongoing
15.05.2015 - 15.04.2018
Research project
Ongoing
01.05.2015 - 30.04.2018
Research project
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Nicole Probst-Hensch