Surveillance and Health Systems for Malaria
Several groups in our Institute combine expertise in the area of health systems, health strategies and health economics. Research results inform policy recommendations on strategies, priorities and resource allocation for effective and equitable health development and to improve access to malaria service delivery. We support health systems development in countries with fragile health systems.
Broad Range of Activities
Activities range from developing new information technology systems for hospitals and offering courses for health professionals, to advising government and international organisations on various health issues and improving health systems performance all over the world.
Records of when and where malaria occurs are crucial for assessing disease trends and planning interventions. Where malaria is epidemic, a system that combines effective surveillance with a timely response is essential for containing outbreaks. Everywhere where malaria occurs there is a need to track progress in control, and to obtain warnings of emerging drug or insecticide resistance.
From Research to Application
Swiss TPH carries out research and development on both local and global issues relating to malaria surveillance, such as improving mobile phone and tablet based systems for recording health facility data, using mathematical models to improve response packages, and analysing gaps in the statistics available internationally.