22.09.2021

New WHO Air Quality Guidelines Aim to Save Millions of Lives from Air Pollution

Today, the World Health Organization launched their new Global Air Quality Guidelines, which aims to protect the health of populations by reducing key air pollutants. Drawing on... More...

20.09.2021

Students Return to Swiss TPH

This week, universities across Switzerland resumed in-person, hybrid and online courses. After nearly 80 years of educating talent at Socinstrasse in Basel, students return to the... More...

17.09.2021

Key Handover for New Building of Swiss TPH

On 17 September 2021, the key handover for the new building of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) took place at the BaseLink area in Allschwil. Around 700... More...

07.09.2021

Jennifer Belus Receives Prestigious Ambizione Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation

75% of people with mental health problems in low-income countries do not have access to effective treatment. Swiss TPH researcher Jennifer Belus aims to contribute to improving the... More...

25.08.2021

Stefanie Knopp Appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Basel

Stefanie Knopp of Swiss TPH has been appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Basel. Knopp, a Swiss National Science Foundation PRIMA grant fellow since 2019, leads... More...

20.08.2021

Mitglieder aus Politik und Verwaltung zu Gast im Neubau des Swiss TPH

Das Swiss TPH empfing am Mittwoch 80 Vertreterinnen und Vertreter aus Politik und Verwaltung in seinem Neubau «Belo Horizonte». Gelegenheit bot der Netzwerkanlass beider Basel, der... More...

11.08.2021

Collateral Damage of COVID-19 on Low- and Middle-Income Countries

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on both human health, the economy and society at large. There is no doubt that the disease and control measures indirectly effect... More...

20.07.2021

Swiss TPH Re-designated as WHO Collaborating Centre for Expertise in Malaria

Swiss TPH has been re-designated as the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Modelling, Monitoring and Training for Malaria Control and Elimination, following... More...

08.07.2021

Shaping the Next-generation of Interventions for Malaria Prevention

Together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Swiss TPH has launched a new project bringing together research & development and implementation specialists, modellers and... More...

02.07.2021

A Novel Solar Plant for the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania

A new solar plant has been installed at the Ifakara Health Institute, a long-standing partner of Swiss TPH, which contributes to the reduction of CO₂ at this unique health research... More...

02.07.2021

Swiss TPH Awarded New Grant for Early Career Researchers

The Botnar Research Centre for Child Health is supporting five new research projects within its new initiative, Postdoctoral Excellence Programme (PEP), which aims to foster the... More...

01.07.2021

Nicole Probst-Hensch Elected to SAMS Executive Board

Nicole Probst-Hensch becomes a new member of the Executive Board of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS), representing Swiss TPH on this important scientific body. She was... More...

28.06.2021

Swiss TPH Symposium: Global Health in the 21st Century

Though much progress has been made in improving global health, many new obstacles have emerged. On 28-30 June 2021, Swiss TPH hosted a virtual symposium 'Global Health in the 21st... More...

15.06.2021

Forschungskooperation zur Entwicklung eines neuartigen Covid-Impfstoffes

Das Unispital Basel, die Universität Basel und das Schweizerische Tropen- und Public Health-Institut haben eine Kooperation mit dem Unternehmen RocketVax vereinbart und treiben... More...

14.06.2021

DYNAMIC: New Clinical Decision Support Tool Reduces Antibiotic Prescription in Children by a Four-fold

A pilot study conducted in Tanzania and Rwanda has demonstrated that the quality of care for sick children is improved through the use of clinical decision support algorithms.... More...

04.06.2021

More than a Third of Heat Deaths Are Linked to Climate Change

Between 1991 and 2018, more than a third of all deaths in which heat played a role were attributable to human-induced global warming, according to a new study in the Nature Climate... More...

28.05.2021

Mathias Kronig New Administrative Director at Swiss TPH

Mathias Kronig has been elected as the new Administrative Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). He succeeds Matthias Schmid-Huberty who led the... More...

25.05.2021

Prisons Accelerate Spread of Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis in Georgia

Of the 1.4 million victims of tuberculosis worldwide each year, only about 3% are due to a multidrug-resistant strain. In Georgia, this is not the case. In a new study published... More...

27.04.2021

ANTICOV: Largest Clinical Trial in Africa to Test New Drug Combination

The need for effective COVID-19 treatments remains particularly acute, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where access to vaccines is still extremely limited. The ANTICOV clinical... More...

27.04.2021

Jeunes3 Programme Comes to a Close

The JeuneS3 (Santé, Sécurité, Sexualité) programme, which focused on improving adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health in four Francophone African countries, has come... More...

26.04.2021

Seroprevalence Has Increased to 21% in the Basel Region

In the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in approximately 21% of the adult population. Therefore, seroprevalence has... More...

23.04.2021

New Modelling Project Launched to Support National Malaria Control Programmes

Over the past two decades, substantial progress has been made in reducing the global burden of malaria through vector control interventions and improved access to diagnosis and... More...

22.04.2021

EUR 2.47 Million Grant Awarded to Swiss TPH for Helminth Research

Jennifer Keiser, Head of the Helminth Drug Development Unit at Swiss TPH, was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant for EUR 2.47 million over five years to conduct... More...

17.04.2021

Obituary: Dr. Reinhard Glück

We are deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Dr. Reinhard Glück. He passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, 19 April, 2021, shortly before reaching the age of 70. More...

01.04.2021

Pollen Season in Switzerland Earlier and More Intense Due to Climate Change

Bad news for allergy sufferers: The rising temperatures over the past three decades have impacted the onset, duration and intensity of the pollen season in Switzerland. These are... More...

31.03.2021

Promising Treatment Alternative Against Parasitic Worm Infection

Strongyloidiasis, a parasitic worm infection caused by soil-transmitted helminths, remains a neglected public health problem with limited treatment options. Swiss TPH researchers... More...

24.03.2021

Clinical Trial of Multi Drug-Resistant TB Treatment Ends Enrolment Early, Offering Hope for TB Patients

A trial aiming to find a better treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has stopped enrolling patients early after its independent data safety and monitoring board... More...

22.03.2021

Auf gute Nachbarschaft – Das Swiss TPH und SKAN vernetzen sich am Bachgraben in Allschwil

Das BaseLink-Areal in Allschwil entwickelt sich zu einem grossen Hub im Bereich Life Science und Innovation. Das Schweizerische Tropen- und Public Health-Institut (Swiss TPH) und... More...

19.03.2021

Novel Diagnostics to Improve Migrant and Refugee Health

Swiss TPH is launching a new project on the development of an integrated infectious disease diagnosis and surveillance system (NIIDS) to improve migrant and refugee health. NIIDS... More...

12.03.2021

Swiss-Tajik Cooperation: Nearly 20 Years of Primary Healthcare Development

Two long-standing Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation projects that are implemented by Swiss TPH, Project Sino and the Medical Education Reform Project, have come to a... More...

25.02.2021

Improving Access to Schistosomiasis Treatment for Young Children

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium receives funding for the implementation of the ADOPT programme, which paves the way for the introduction of a child-friendly formulation to... More...

19.02.2021

Young Researchers in Environmental Epidemiology Share Latest Findings

Swiss TPH and the European Chapter of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) hosted a virtual symposium for young scientists in the field of environmental... More...

10.02.2021

COVID-19 Test from Start to Finish: How Does it Work?

Testing for COVID-19 has rapidly scaled up in the past months, thanks to better availability of testing material and the introduction of new testing strategies. The Swiss TPH... More...

08.02.2021

Improving Access to COVID-19 Screening and Testing in African Countries

A new joint initiative from the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health and the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership will support three COVID-19-related... More...

05.02.2021

Global Action Required to Tackle Pandemic-Induced Hunger and Poverty

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline in living standards and rising food insecurity in low- and middle-income countries across the globe, according to a new... More...

29.01.2021

Mitigating the Impact of COVID‑19 on Neglected Tropical Diseases

The unprecedented progress made in global health over the past 20 years is being threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent publication in Infectious Diseases of Poverty,... More...

20.01.2021

Study Identifies European Cities with Highest Mortality Due to Air Pollution

A health impact study for the first time has estimated the mortality burden attributable to air pollution in more than 1,000 European cities. The study, published in The Lancet... More...

08.01.2021

New Programme to Tackle Non-Communicable Diseases in Lesotho

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and high blood pressure are the number one cause of death and disability globally. More than 75% of premature NCD-related deaths... More...

22.12.2020

Swiss Government Increases Funding for Swiss TPH

The Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research increases its core contribution to the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) from CHF 6.25... More...

14.12.2020

Increased Access to Health for Mobile Pastoralists in Chad

Population mobility is a result of globalisation that will likely continue to increase exponentially. EXPAND, a new project led by Swiss TPH, aims to expand neglected tropical... More...

10.12.2020

Prioritizing Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus is not only a risk for our physical health, but also affects our mental health and emotional well-being. Today is the “Day of Action” in Switzerland, which is... More...

04.12.2020

Swiss TPH Symposium: Reshaping Healthcare Supply Chains

Strong and resilient supply chains ensure the provision of quality health products and vaccines to patients, making them a central component of health systems. At the virtual Swiss... More...

01.12.2020

R. Geigy Award 2020 goes to Tobias Schindler

Tobias Schindler has received the R. Geigy Award 2020 worth CHF 20,000 in recognition of his achievements in the development of new diagnostic tools in the fight against diseases... More...

27.11.2020

Airplane Noise at Night Can Trigger Cardiovascular Death

For the first time, a study demonstrated that loud night-time noise from airplanes can trigger a cardiovascular death within two hours. Researchers from the Swiss Tropical and... More...

25.11.2020

Iron Infusion Proves Effective to Treat Anaemia in Rural Africa

Iron-deficiency anaemia is a major concern in low-income settings, especially for women. In a new study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and partners... More...

24.11.2020

Largest Clinical Trial in Africa to Treat COVID-19 Cases is Launched in 13 Countries

African countries and an international network of research institutions, including the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), have joined forces to launch the... More...

23.11.2020

Pascale Vonaesch Receives SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship

Pascale Vonaesch, Scientific Project Leader at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), was awarded a prestigious Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship grant of the... More...

18.11.2020

Closing Symposium of the TIGER Project

TIGER is an EU-funded project between France, Germany and Switzerland to support the cross-border monitoring and control of the Asian tiger mosquito in the Upper Rhine region. On... More...

11.11.2020

Antibody Testing Taken on the Road

The COVCO-Basel study is assessing the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in the population of the cantons Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft. A bus now brings the study team closer to the... More...

09.11.2020

Pesticide Exposure Associated with Headaches in Children

Children living in agricultural areas are likely to be exposed to a variety of pesticides during their daily lives, which may impair their neurodevelopment. The most vulnerable... More...

30.10.2020

Contact Tracing With Prophylactic Treatment Could Near-Eliminate Leprosy

Post-exposure prophylaxis with a single dose of the antibiotic rifampicin is safe, can be integrated into different leprosy control programmes, and is generally well accepted by... More...

22.10.2020

Swiss TPH Receives an Increase in Funding from Basel Cantons

The governments of the cantons of Basel-Landschaft and Basel-Stadt have increased their annual funding to the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) from a joint... More...

22.10.2020

Obituary: Prof. Dr. Niklaus A. Weiss and Camilla Weiss

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our former Vice Director, researcher, esteemed teacher and mentor Niklaus A. Weiss and his wife Camilla Weiss. We have lost two... More...

08.10.2020

HIV Self-Tests: Key Contributor to Ending HIV Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa

HIV continues to be a major global health issue, with 1.7 million new infections in 2019 alone. In Africa, a part of the world that shoulders most of the HIV burden, home-based HIV... More...

07.10.2020

Improved Bed Nets for Malaria Control in Tanzania

Insecticide-treated bed nets are the most widely adopted preventive measure against malaria, and represent an effective form of prevention for at-risk populations. A project by... More...

16.09.2020

New Findings Recommend Patients with a Low HIV Viral Load Switch to Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy

HIV continues to be a major global health issue, having claimed almost 33 million lives. In a new study published today in PLOS Medicine, Swiss TPH researchers and partners... More...

15.09.2020

Only One Third of Children Receive Appropriate Malaria Care

Despite lots of progress made in the past decade, more than 270,000 children die from Malaria each year. Most of these deaths could be avoided through timely diagnosis and... More...

14.09.2020

Welcome Back, Students!

Today, 14 September 2020, Swiss TPH welcomes students to the start of the semester. As students at the bachelor, master, doctoral and post-graduate level embark on in-person,... More...

11.09.2020

Tiger Mosquitoes in the Upper Rhine Valley: Symposium on 13 November 2020

Swiss TPH will host a symposium on 13 November 2020 in Basel, Switzerland, to present the current situation regarding the spread of the Asian tiger mosquito in the Upper Rhine... More...

06.08.2020

Preventive Measures against Heat Contribute to Health Protection

On behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) analysed the health consequences of the hot summer of 2019 and compared... More...

03.08.2020

Julia Bohlius Appointed New Head of Education & Training (ET) as of August 2020

After an international call followed by a rigorous, multi-stage evaluation procedure, Julia Bohlius has been appointed new Head of the Department of Education and Training (ET) of... More...

15.07.2020

Drones to Deliver Tuberculosis Drugs in Madagascar

The use of drones in global health settings has rapidly evolved in the past years. As drone technology continues to expand beyond the military and recreational sectors, it is... More...

02.07.2020

Study Launched on Antibody Prevalence and Impact of Coronavirus in Basel

A long-term study on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic is being carried out in the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft. The study contains both a digital survey that... More...