ESA Commitment Evaluation - Evaluation of the Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern African (ESA)

Swiss TPH was recently awarded the mandate to conduct the evaluation of the Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), or in short, "ESA Commitment". This high-level...

Ongoing
19.10.2020 - 18.01.2021
Long term service project
United Nations Children Fund International (UNICEF) , United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) , World Health Organization (WHO) , United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) , United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) , MIET Africa
Swiss Centre for International Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
Digital Technology - Policy and Technology Assessment of National Health Insurance Information Systems

There is a strong movement to apply digital technologies as a means of strengthening health systems and social protection delivery, in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) including innovations for demand generation, better management of information, and improved efficiency of health workers. ...

Ongoing
05.10.2020 - 31.07.2022
Long term service project, Evaluation project
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Human Resources for Health
Helen Prytherch
ARQ_2021 - Kinase Inhibitors for Adjunct Antibiotic Treatment of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) encompasses pulmonary and extra-pulmonary infections by the deadly obligate human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Upon exposure to infectious aerosols, host immune responses build up multi-cellular structures called granulomas that aim to encapsulate the bacteria at the...

Ongoing
01.09.2020 - 31.08.2021
Research project
Novartis Foundation for medical-biological research
Tuberculosis Research Unit, Tuberculosis Immunology
Damien Portevin
Agent-based tracking of disease spread with dynamic models of travel behaviour in a pandemic

Epidemic models are essential tools to coordinate all aspects of the response to pandemics. Models can inform policy makers on strategies for vaccinations and testing, but also to trigger mitigation measure such as the ‘lockdowns’ used during the COVID-19 outbreak in Switzerland. Here, we propose to...

Ongoing
01.09.2020 - 31.08.2022
Research project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Programme NRP
Disease Dynamics
Melissa Penny
Rwanda Covid-19 - Improve the capacity of CHW in the Western province of Rwanda to prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19

Swiss TPH, in partnership with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Government of Rwanda has been working for more than a decade  to support and strengthen health systems in the Western province of Rwanda. After seeing an increase of COVID-19 cases in the rural areas of the...

Ongoing
22.07.2020 - 31.05.2021
Short term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Swiss Centre for International Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
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
One Health
Pascale Vonäsch
openIMIS Claims AI - Claims categorization using Artificial Intelligence

The goal of this project is to develop an automatic claims categorization module for openIMIS based on state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, standards, and methodologies which will drastically reduce the manpower, resources and time required to review a reimbursement claim.

 

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Ongoing
25.06.2020 - 28.02.2021
Long term service project
PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI)
Rapid Assessment of World Bank COVID-19 Multi-Phase Programmatic Approach

 

The World Bank supports around 100 country responses to COVID-19 through loans and grants totalling over USD 6 billion. Funding is based either on the Multi-phase Programmatic Approach (MPA) model or through restructuring existing projects. The WB intends to assess the pertinence of the original...

Ongoing
25.06.2020 - 31.12.2020
Short term service project
Vital Strategies
Human Resources for Health
Kate Molesworth , Peter Steinmann
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
Clinical TB
Klaus Reither
DAVINCI - Development and Validation of a Laminar Flow Test to Diagnose COVID-19 in Saliva

This project addresses the currently crucial needs in the area of validated point-of-care (PoC) diagnostics for use at every level in the population. We will develop and validate a simple inexpensive accurate rapid diagnostic test using the easily accessible non-invasive sample specimen saliva and...

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 30.06.2022
Research project
Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH)
Medicine
Daniel Paris
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
MOBI-AIR - Accounting for MOBility in AIR pollution exposure estimates in studies on long-term health effects.

Large scale epidemiological studies investigating long-term health effects of air pollution can typically only consider the residential locations of the participants, thereby ignoring the space-time activity patterns that likely influence total exposure. People are mobile and can be exposed to...

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 31.05.2023
Research project
Environmental Exposures and Health
Kees de Hoogh
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
CORESMA - WP4 - Application of the epidemic surveillance and response analysis system (SORMAS) to improve preparedness and surveillance in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic in Côte d'Ivoire and Nepal: an implementation research study

To date, there are no published evaluations on the application of SORMAS (surveillance of outbreak response management and analysis software) to the COVID-19 outbreak. The efficacy of SORMAS for preparedness and response has been highlighted in recent publications and reports in Nigeria for the...

Ongoing
01.04.2020 - 31.03.2023
Research project
European Commission (EU) / Horizon 2020
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
BlockRabies - Blockchain high coverage rabies post-exposure prophylaxis to achieve zero human rabies deaths in Africa

Dog mediated rabies still kills more than 60’000 people every year. This indicates a significant failure of current health systems in developing countries, with very poor access of exposed patients to quality rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). This lack of accessibility is mainly due to...

Ongoing
01.04.2020 - 31.03.2024
Clinical Trial
European Commission (EU) / European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP2)
One Health
Jakob Zinsstag
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
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