Kaspar Wyss, Professor, PhD, MPH

Head of Department

Public Health Specialist and Epidemiologist

Swiss Centre for International Health

 Kaspar Wyss, PhD, is a Public Health Specialist, Professor and Head of Department of the Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. Kaspar Wyss has strong management and leadership experience and is in charge of a team of over 50 staff in Basel focusing on health systems development primarily in low- and middle income countries.

Activities relate to both research and health system strengthening and performance assessment, with a specific interest in the role and importance of human resources for health and primary care. He directs a number of research and implementation projects in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia among else the Horizon 2020 program “Strengthening management at district level to support the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (PERFORM2scale).

He holds extensive consultancy experiences for a broad range of clients such as the World Bank, the Swiss Agency for Development or the German GiZ and KfW.

For the University of Basel and other universities he teaches on health systems. Kaspar Wyss acts further as supervisor for several PhD and MSc students.

Crivelli M, Wyss K, Grize L, Matthys B, Aebi T, Zemp E. Are overweight and obesity in children risk factors for anemia in early childhood? Results from a national nutrition survey in Tajikistan. Int J Public Health. 2018;63(4):491-499. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-018-1088-4

Martineau T et al. Strengthening health district management competencies in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda: lessons from using action research to improve health workforce performance. BMJ Glob Health. 2018;3(2):e000619. DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000619

Oraro T, Ngube N, Atohmbom G.Y, Srivastava S, Wyss K. The influence of gender and household headship on voluntary health insurance: the case of North-West Cameroon. Health Policy Plan. 2018;33(2):163-170. DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czx152

Fischer F, Mengliboeva Z, Karimova G, Prytherch H, Wyss K. Out-of-pocket expenditures in rural Tajikistan and their impact on patients with chronic diseases. European J Pub Health, 2017;27(Suppl. 3)

Kiefer S et al. Operational and implementation research within Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants: a situation analysis in six countries. Global Health. 2017;13(1):22. DOI: 10.1186/s12992-017-0245-5

Lingg M, Dreser Mansilla A, Duran-Arenas L, Wyss K. The regulation, assessment, and management of medical devices in Mexico: how do they shape the quality of delivered healthcare?. Saf Health. 2017;3:4. DOI: 10.1186/s40886-017-0055-8

Lingg M, Merida-Herrera E, Wyss K, Duran-Arenas L. Attitudes of orthopedic specialists toward effects of medical device purchasing. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2017;33(1):46-53. DOI: 10.1017/S0266462317000101

Liwanag H.J, Wyss K. Assessing decentralisation is a challenging but necessary task if it should continue as a reform strategy: reflections from the systematic review by Sumah, Baatiema, and Abimbola. Health Policy. 2017;121(4):468-470. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.01.009

Bonenberger M, Aikins M, Akweongo P, Wyss K. Factors influencing the work efficiency of district health managers in low-resource settings: a qualitative study in Ghana. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016;16:12. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1271-3

Donadel M, Karimova G, Nabiev R, Wyss K. Drug prescribing patterns at primary health care level and related out-of-pocket expenditures in Tajikistan. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016;16:556. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1799-2

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