Kaspar Wyss, Professor, PhD, MPH

Deputy Director, Head of Department

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.

Barth-Jaeggi T, Zandberg L, Bahruddinov M, Kiefer S, Rahmarulloev S, Wyss K. Nutritional status of Tajik children and women: transition towards a double burden of malnutrition. Matern Child Nutr. 2020;16(2):e12886. DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12886

Gonsalves L, Wyss K, Gichangi P, Hilber A.M. Pharmacists as youth-friendly service providers: documenting condom and emergency contraception dispensing in Kenya. Int J Public Health. 2020(in press). DOI: 10.1007/s00038-020-01348-9

Heerdegen A.C.S, Aikins M, Amon S, Agyei Agyemang S, Wyss K. Managerial capacity among district health managers and its association with district performance: a comparative descriptive study of six districts in the Eastern region of Ghana. PLoS One. 2020;15:e0227974.. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227974

Kuwawenaruwa A, Wyss K, Wiedenmayer K, Metta E, Tediosi F. The effects of medicines availability and stock-outs on household's utilization of healthcare services in Dodoma region, Tanzania. Health Policy Plan. 2020;35(3):323-333. DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czz173

Lechthaler F, Arigoni M, Khamidova M, Davlyatova D, Prytherch H, Wyss K. Assessing the effects of the nursing education reform on the educational environment in Tajikistan: a repeated cross-sectional analysis. BMC Nurs. 2020;19:11. DOI: 10.1186/s12912-020-0405-4

Liwanag H.J, Wyss K. Who should decide for local health services? A mixed methods study of preferences for decision-making in the decentralized Philippine health system. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020;20:305. DOI: s12913-020-05174-w

Oraro-Lawrence T, Wyss K. Policy levers and priority-setting in universal health coverage: a qualitative analysis of healthcare financing agenda setting in Kenya. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020;20:182. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-5041-x

Gonsalves L, Wyss K, Gichangi P, Say L, Martin Hilber A. Regulating pharmacists as contraception providers: a qualitative study from Coastal Kenya on injectable contraception provision to youth. PLoS One. 2019;14(12):e0226133. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226133

Heerdegen A.C.S, Bonenberger M, Aikins M, Schandorf P, Akweongo P, Wyss K. Health worker transfer processes within the public health sector in Ghana: a study of three districts in the Eastern Region. Hum Resour Health. 2019;17:45. DOI: 10.1186/s12960-019-0379-z

Liwanag H.J, Wyss K. Optimising decentralisation for the health sector by exploring the synergy of decision space, capacity and accountability: insights from the Philippines. Health Res Policy Syst. 2019;17:4. DOI: 10.1186/s12961-018-0402-1