Kaspar Wyss, Professor, PhD, MPH

Deputy Director, Head of Department

Public Health Specialist and Epidemiologist

Organisational Entity

Swiss Centre for International Health

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

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

Prytherch H et al. Bringing greater transparency to health workforceplanning in Tajikistan: using the WISN approach. Eur J Public Health, 2019;29(Suppl. 4):226. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckz185.616

 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.

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