Christian Lengeler, Professor, PhD
Professional activities at Swiss TPH
Professor Christian Lengeler leads the Health Interventions unit in the Epidemiology and Public Health department at Swiss TPH, and is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Basel in Switzerland. For the past 30 years, his research efforts have centred on the epidemiology and control of tropical diseases, with a strong focus on malaria. He has been involved in the development of insecticide treated nets (ITN) as a malaria control tool, and was responsible for pioneering many developments in large-scale vector control in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 1999, he has been supporting implementation of the National Malaria Control Programme in DR Congo and in Tanzania. Professor Lengeler’s group is currently working on understanding and improving access to malaria treatment in malaria-endemic countries, including improving the quality of health care for mild and severe disease.