Kaspar Wyss, Professor, PhD, MPH

Function(s)
Deputy Director, Head of Department

Qualification
Public Health Specialist and Epidemiologist

Organisational Entity

Swiss Centre for International Health

Kaspar Wyss is Deputy Director of Swiss TPH, Head of the Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) at Swiss TPH and Professor at the University of Basel. He has extensive management and leadership experience and is in charge of a team of over 50 people in Basel focusing on health systems development, primarily in low- and middle income countries. His activities relate to research and health system monitoring and performance assessment, with a specific interest in the role and importance of human resources for health. He directs a number of research and implementation projects in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia and advises a broad range of institutions, such as the World Bank, WHO and UNICEF. Wyss lectures on health systems for the University of Basel (MSc and medical students) and the Swiss Inter-University Master of Public Health Program.

Aebi N.J et al. Facilitators and barriers of routine psychosocial distress assessment within a stepped and collaborative care model in a Swiss hospital setting. PLoS One. 2023;18(6):e0285395. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0285395

Banatvala N, Wyss K, Akweongo P, Kuwawenaruwa A, Grodwin V. Universal health coverage and NCD prevention and control. In: Banatvala N,Bovet P, eds. Noncommunicable diseases: a compendium, 277-284. London, New York: Routledge, 2023. DOI: 10.4324/9781003306689

Barth-Jaeggi T et al. Introduction and acceptability of the Surveillance Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS) during the COVID-19 pandemic in Côte d'Ivoire. BMC Public Health. 2023;23:2189. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-023-17026-3

Kaburi B.B et al. Facilitators and barriers in the implementation of a digital surveillance and outbreak response system in Ghana before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: qualitative analysis of stakeholder interviews. JMIR Form Res. 2023;7:e45715. DOI: 10.2196/45715

Meinlschmidt G et al. Prevention of psychosocial distress consequences in somatic hospital inpatients via a stepped and collaborative care model: protocol of SomPsyNet, a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial. BMJ Open. 2023;13(11):e076814. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-076814

Poroes C, Seematter-Bagnoud L, Wyss K, Peytremann-Bridevaux I. Health system performance and resilience in times of crisis: an adapted conceptual framework. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023;20(17). DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20176666

Aebi N.J et al. Association of different restriction levels with COVID-19-related distress and mental health in somatic inpatients: a secondary analysis of Swiss general hospital data. Front Psychiatry. 2022;13:872116. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.872116

Gabrani J, Schindler C, Wyss K. Out of pocket payments and access to NCD medication in two regions in Albania. PLoS One. 2022;17(8):e0272221. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0272221

Grimm P.Y, Oliver S, Merten S, Han W.W, Wyss K. Enhancing the understanding of resilience in health systems of low- and middle-income countries: a qualitative evidence synthesis. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2022;11(7):899-911. DOI: 10.34172/ijhpm.2020.261

Grimm P.Y, Wyss K. What makes health systems resilient? A qualitative analysis of the perspectives of Swiss NGOs. Global Health. 2022;18:55. DOI: 10.1186/s12992-022-00848-y