Child Health and Infection with Low Density (CHILD) Malaria, a randomized controlled trial to assess the long-term health and socioeconomic impact of interventions targeting low-density malaria infection (LMI) among children in Tanzania

As malaria transmission declines, an increasing proportion of infections persist in the body at low levels. Low-density malaria infection (LMI) are often chronic and represent a high proportion of infections among children in the community and children presenting with fever, but they have been...

Ongoing
15.04.2022 - 31.03.2023
Clinical Trial
National Institute of Health (NIH), USA
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
BACKUP Health Cameroon - Improving Access to Malaria Care and Services for Children Under Five: Pilot Project

BACKUP Health is a GIZ programme working for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is cofounded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) since 2013.

Since 2002, BACKUP has supported public and civil society partners with more than 600...

Ongoing
10.03.2022 - 31.07.2023
Long term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Health Systems Support
Damien Revault
Almanach Libya - Implementation of Almanach / ICRC Libya

The project aims at improving child health care in Libya by introducing a Clinical Decision Support System. The collaboration between ICRC, the Primary Health Care institute in Libya and Swiss TPH started beginning 2022. Targeted are all children between 2 months and 5 years of age in Libya. An...

Ongoing
01.01.2022 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Digital Health Unit
Martin Raab
TyVAC 2.0 - The Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium

The Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium (TyVAC), a partnership between the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford, and PATH, an international nonprofit, aims to accelerate the introduction of new...

Ongoing
01.01.2022 - 31.08.2025
Research project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Household Economy
Marina Antillon
OOAS/WAHO - Regional Consultancy, Phase V - Regional Programme: Reproductive Health and HIV Prevention in the ECOWAS Region

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) is a specialised institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in charge of health issues, whose mission is to provide the highest level of health care services to the populations of the sub-region based on the harmonisation of the...

Ongoing
01.01.2022 - 31.12.2024
Long term service project
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Health Systems Support
Damien Revault
External final evaluation of "Impact of air pollution on maternal and child health" project in Mongolia - 2018-2022

Air pollution in urban Mongolia has become a public health crisis where every child and pregnancy is at risk. In winter months, the levels of PM2.5 pollution in Ulaanbaatar city (UB) can reach 1,985 micrograms per cubic meter — nearly 80 times the level WHO recommends as safe1. The vast majority of...

Ongoing
15.12.2021 - 30.04.2022
Short term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Digital Health Unit
Leah Bohle
BACKUP Health Zanzibar - Technical Support to Delivering a “Comprehensive and sustainable Universal Health Insurance (UHI) in Zanzibar”

Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (RGoZ) is in the process of introducing UHI that over time can cover the entire population, as the main social health protection and financing scheme in country and thereby strengthen the healthcare system of Zanzibar. The focus of this assignment is to support...

Ongoing
06.12.2021 - 31.03.2023
Long term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Health Systems Support
Siddharth Srivastava
COVAX Rollout Cameroon - Monitoring Agent Services for COVAX Rollout in Cameroon

The COVAX Facility (COVAX) is a global risk sharing mechanism of pooled procurement and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. COVAX provides a global solution to the equitable distribution of vaccines to the 190 participating countries and economies. The COVAX Advance Market Commitment...

Ongoing
10.11.2021 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Bertrand Chenin
Biovision ExCap - Experience capitalisation of Biovision’s environmental-friendly Malaria and African animal trypanosomiasis control projects from 2005-2020 for greater impact

At the core of Biovision’s engagement are agroecological transformations including innovative community-led interventions for the control of vector-borne human, animal and plant diseases. The current mandate focuses on programmes for Malaria and AAT control with a flagship character that had been...

Ongoing
01.11.2021 - 28.02.2022
Short term service project
Biovision
Health Systems Support
Helena Greter
IHS - Integrated Health Services in Kosovo

The goal of IHS is to contribute to the development of a sustainable healthcare system in Kosovo that offers qualitative, affordable and integrated care to patients with Non-Communicable Disease conditions.
The project aims to strengthen governance, clinical and managerial processes in selected...

Ongoing
01.11.2021 - 31.10.2022
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Health Systems Support
Jana Gerold
Consultancy to lead development of a global consensus statement on HIV-related stigma

To inform and shape future research and strategic priorities in the global response against HIV-related stigma, the International AIDS Society (IAS) has convened a panel of international experts, including civil society representatives to provide feedback and reach consensus on a number of key...

Ongoing
01.11.2021 - 31.03.2022
Short term service project
International AIDS Society (IAS)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Kate Molesworth
VIA-H - Violence against health care workers: understanding context through citizen science and measuring a de-escalation training intervention effectiveness in Eastern DRC and Iraq

This study investigates the effectiveness of a tailored violence de-escalation training for health professionals in combination with a set of publicly displayed violence-prevention rules at the health facility (e.g. posters with Code of Conduct for both health professionals and clients) on the...

Ongoing
01.11.2021 - 31.10.2024
Research project
Elrha
Society, Gender and Health
Sonja Merten
Health System Simulator - Health System and CVD Intervention Simulator Development in São Paulo, Brazil

Swiss TPH experts are developing a global decision support tool to be integrated into the Novartis Foundation’s Urban Population Health Initiative. This initiative aims to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and morbidity through comprehensive health systems strengthening. To achieve this...

Ongoing
13.10.2021 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
Novartis Foundation
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann , Daniel Cobos Muñoz
GLOBEQUITY - Promoting platinum open access for low and middle income country scientists: A publication fee waiver program for two Swiss society journals

The GLOBEQUITY platinum publishing fee waiver program provides scientists from low and middle income and from some countries in economic transition (LMIC+) with platinum open access (OA) 2022-2024 in the International Journal of Public Health (IJPH) and Public Health Reviews (PHR). The program...

Ongoing
01.10.2021 - 30.09.2024
Long term service project
swissuniversities / Open Science Programme
Bachelor-Master-Doctorate
Anke Berger
SaDAPT - Same-Day ART initiation persons with HIV and Presumptive Tuberculosis

The SaDAPT (Same-Day ART in persons with HIV and Presumptive Tuberculosis) study, a randomized controlled clinical trial in Lesotho and Malawi, is investigating the hitherto unanswered question of when antiretroviral therapy in persons tested positive for HIV should be started when they...

Ongoing
01.10.2021 - 30.09.2024
Clinical Trial
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
International HIV and Chronic Disease Care, Clinical Research Unit
SwissLEGIO - Legionnaires’ disease in Switzerland: A prospective, national case-control and molecular source attribution study

Legionnaires’ disease (LD) is a severe form of pneumonia. The disease is notifiable to the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). In the past 7 years, the number of reported cases has more than doubled, reaching an annual incidence of 7.8 cases per 100'000 population in 2021. The cause for...

Ongoing
30.09.2021 - 31.12.2024
Research project, Observational study, PhD project
Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) / Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG)
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Daniel Mäusezahl
Mathematical modelling to examine disease, control measures, vaccine interactions and resistance to guide public health and disease elimination strategies

Mathematical models are increasingly important to understand new and existing diseases and for planning how we tackle these diseases. Models with enough detail of how a disease interacts with the body, how drugs and other interventions affect the disease, and how health systems respond can help us...

Ongoing
01.09.2021 - 31.08.2023
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
PSPH - Private Sector Partnerships in Health

Somalia, a low income country in the Horn of Africa, has been ravaged by war and famine that has exerted a significant human and economic cost to the Somali population. This is evidenced by low socio-economic indicators. A lack of social safety nets, a weakened public health infrastrucure and...

Ongoing
01.09.2021 - 31.07.2024
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
NICE - Nutrition in City Ecosystems

The Nutrition in City Ecosystems (NICE) project connects the demand and supply side of food systems, engages women and youth - including through social business models - and builds local governance capacity initially in two secondary cities each in Bangladesh, Kenya and Rwanda. Emphasis is placed on...

Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.07.2025
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
EPOCH - Women’s political EmPOwerment and Child Health

Although increasing women’s representation in political decision-making has the potential to significantly improve child health and development in LMIC, existing evidence is almost exclusively observational with little to know knowledge on the exact mechanisms linking both dimensions. To address...

Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.12.2023
Evaluation project
European Commission (EU)
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink