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.

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

Camacho S et al. Incorporating operational research in programmes funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in four sub-Saharan African countries. Global Health. 2020;16:67. DOI: 10.1186/s12992-020-00599-8

De Geest S et al. Powering Swiss health care for the future: implementation science to bridge "the valley of death". Swiss Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20323. DOI: 10.4414/smw.2020.20323

Fischer F.B, Mengliboeva Z, Karimova G, Abdujabarov N, Prytherch H, Wyss K. Out of pocket expenditures of patients with a chronic condition consulting a primary care provider in Tajikistan: a cross-sectional household survey. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020;20:546. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05392-2

Gonsalves L, Martin Hilber A, Wyss K, Say L. Potentials and pitfalls of including pharmacies as youth-friendly contraception providers in low- and middle-income countries. BMJ Sex Reprod Health. 2020(in press). DOI: 10.1136/bmjsrh-2020-200641

Gonsalves L, Wyss K, Cresswell J.A, Waithaka M, Gichangi P, Martin Hilber A. Mixed-methods study on pharmacies as contraception providers to Kenyan young people: who uses them and why?. BMJ Open. 2020;10:e034769. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034769

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;65(4):487-496. 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

Heerdegen A.C.S, Gerold J, Amon S, Agyemang S.A, Aikins M, Wyss K. How does district health management emerge within a complex health system? Insights for capacity strengthening in Ghana. Front Public Health. 2020;8:270. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00270

Kuwawenaruwa A et al. Acceptability of a prime vendor system in public healthcare facilities in Tanzania. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2020(in press). DOI: 10.34172/ijhpm.2020.90