Our Partners

A culture of partnerships and mutual trust is one of Swiss TPH's secrets of success. Personal and institutional relationships led to a network of partner instiutions all around the globe. Historically, the field laboratories and research institutions in Tanzania, Côte d'Ivoire and Chad played a particularly important role for Swiss TPH and continue to do so.

Swiss TPH is a public organisation, currently receiving 20% of its annual income from the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, the Swiss Federal Government and the University of Basel. The remaining 80% are competitively obtained through funding agencies, foundations or clients.

Ifakare Health Institute (IHI), Tanzania

In 1957, the Swiss Tropical Institute founded the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania. Over time, it has developed into one of the most renowned research institutions in Africa. Its staff members develop new strategies to strengthen health systems and to fight poverty-related diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. A special focus is on chronic diseases, such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

Fredros Okumu from IHI at TED Talks: a tour of the frontlines of mosquito research


Centre de Support en Santé Internationale (CSSI), Chad

Already in the 1980s, Swiss TPH had been helping to improve the health of people living in Chad. Improving rural and urban health systems was of special concern. These efforts led to the establishment of the Centre de Support en Santé Internationale (CSSI) in N’Djamena. CSSI is devoted to the control of infectious diseases in urban and rural settings and to strengthening health systems.

Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques (CSRS), Côte d’Ivoire

Founded in 1951 with support from the former Swiss Tropical Institute, CSRS has developed into a prime example of Swiss-African research partnership. Today, over 200 researchers and employees work for the centre. They conduct research on nutrition, biodiversity and health, among others, and implement numerous projects in Côte d’Ivoire and the greater sub-region. Swiss TPH acts as a “leading house” for CSRS as well as for IHI. Prof. Inza Koné is the new Director-General of the CSRS.

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These lists show Swiss TPH third-party funding partners making contributions of CHF 20,000 or more in the year 2018.

Public Clients Switzerland

Amt für Ausbildungsbeiträge Basel-Stadt, CH
Amt für Umwelt und Energie Basel-Stadt, CH
Bundesamt für Sport (BASPO), CH
Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), CH
Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO)
Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), CH
Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), CH
Federal Statistical Office (FSO), CH
Finanzverwaltung Kanton Bern, CH
Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz, CH
Kantonale Verwaltung Basel-Landschaft, CH
Kantonsspital Basel-Landschaft, CH
Regio Basiliensis, CH
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), CH
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), CH
Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS), CH
Volkswirtschafts- und Gesundheitsdirektion, Basel-Landschaft, CH

Public and Public-Private Clients International

Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail (ANSES), FR
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), DE
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), CH
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), CH
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, CH
Global Alliance for Livestock, UK
Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance), US
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, CH
International AIDS Society, CH
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), CH
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), DE
Medical Care Development International, US
Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), CH
Natural History Museum, UK
Science for Global Development (NWO-WOTRO), NL
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), US
United States Agency for International Development (USAID), US
World Bank, US
World Health Organization (WHO), CH

Core Funding

Canton Basel-Stadt, CH
Canton Basel-Stadt (Swisslos-Fonds), CH
Canton Basel-Landschaft, CH
University of Basel, CH
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), CH

Research Funding

EU research grants (i.e. ERC, Horizon 2020, etc.)
University of Basel, CH
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), CH
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), CH
Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), CH


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), US
CDC Foundation, US
Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), US
Cordaid, NL
Forlen Stiftung, CH
Fondation Botnar, CH
Fondation Pasteur Suisse, CH
Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft (FAG), CH
Gemeinnützige Stiftung Symphasis, CH
Gottfried und Julia-Bangerter-Rhyner Stiftung, CH
Hella-Langer-Stiftung, DE
Janggen-Pöhn Stiftung, CH
Medicor Foundation, LI
Medicus Mundi Schweiz (MMS), CH
Novartis Foundation, CH
R. Geigy-Stiftung, CH
Sight and Life Foundation, CH
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, CH
Stiftung für Infektiologie beider Basel, CH
Stiftung für wissenschaftliche Forschung (SWF), CH
Stiftung pro REHAB Basel, CH
UBS Optimus Foundation, CH
Uniscientia Stiftung, LI
Vontobel-Stiftung, CH
Verein für Studentisches Wohnen (WoVe), CH
Walter Fischli-Stiftung, CH
Wolfermann-Nägeli-Stiftung, CH

Private Clients

Ares Trading S.A., CH
Bacoba AG, CH
GFA Consulting Group, DE
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), UK
International Confederation of Midwives, NL
Janssen Diagnostics, CH
Karger AG, CH
Krebsliga, CH
Lungenliga beider Basel, CH
Lygature, NL
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), CH
Merck KGaA, DE
Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD), US
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), US
Novartis Pharma AG, CH
Population Services International (PSI), US
Rimas Insurance-Broker AG, CH
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM), AUS
Skat Consulting Ltd., CH
Straumann, CH
Swisscom AG, CH
Syngenta Crop Protection, CH
Thrasher Research Fund, US
Verfora SA, CH
Vital Strategies, US
Wiley & Sons, US

Academic Partners

Bernhard Nocht Institut für Tropenmedizin (BNI), DE
Biozentrum der Universität Basel, CH
Centre de Support en Santé Internationale (CSSI), TD
Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire (CSRS), CI
Consortium pour la Recherche Économique et Sociale (CRES), SEN
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ), CH
Fundacio Privada Institut de Salut, ES
Ghent University, BE
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US
Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), TZ
Imperial College, UK
Insel Gruppe AG, CH
Institute for Research in Biomedicine, CH
Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, CH
Johns Hopkins University, US
L'Institut de Recherche en Élevage pour le Développement, TD
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM), CH
Sanaria Inc., US
Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI), CH
Swiss Biobanking Platform, CH
Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), CH
University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), CH
University Hospital Basel, CH
University of Bern, CH
University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, NG
University of Cambridge, UK
University of Cape Town, SA
University of Georgia, US
University of Lucerne, CH
University of Melbourne, AU
University of Nebraska, US
University of Oxford, UK
University of Toronto, CAN
University of Utrecht, NL
University of Warwick, UK
University of Washington, US
University of Zurich, CH

The Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) is a service developed by the Council on Health Research for Development to improve the fairness, efficiency and impact of research collaborations globally. It is hoped that RFI becomes the standard reporting system for fairness in scientific research collaborations. The partner-oriented approach of Swiss TPH, rooted in the principle of mutual learning for sustainable development that is implemented on a day-to-day basis, helps fulfilling our mission of contributing to health development locally, nationally and internationally, especially in low- and middle-income countries. We are therefore pleased to be part of the RFI from the beginning, and we hope that our experience can help shaping the global notion, practice and evaluation of fair research.

Read the Swiss TPH Research Fairness Initiative Report 2019