Winter Symposium 2017

Helminth Infection - From Transmission to Control

Swiss TPH is a worldwide leading institute in fighting parasitic worm infections.

The Swiss TPH Winter Symposium 2017 invites  to review and discuss progress in research, control, elimination and eradication of parasitic worm infections.

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Excellence in Global Health

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health. By combining research, services, and education and training, Swiss TPH aims to improve health and wellbeing through better understanding diseases and health systems and by acting on this knowledge.

In this video, Swiss TPH staff and students explain what makes Swiss TPH truly unique.   

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Tuberculosis Research Against "Super Resistant Bacteria"

Sébastien Gagneux and his team examine the antibiotic resistance mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The project is part of the wider interdisciplinary Swiss science initiative A new documentary of this systems biology initiative gives an insight into the work done in the high-security laboratories of Swiss TPH.



World Mosquito Day

20 August is World Mosquito Day!

See how Pie Mueller, Head of Vector Control, helps eliminate mosquito-borne diseases.

Copyright: Novartis

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Annual Report 2016 is Now Available

The annual report 2016 features Swiss TPH activities, transitions and insights of the last year.

Print copies can be ordered at the Swiss TPH library.


New Swiss TPH Building Allschwil: Architectural Tender has been decided

The Kunz und Mösch GmbH architect office in Basel has been awarded the contract for the new Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) building at its new location at the BaseLink site in Allschwil. The design for the new building expertly combines laboratory, training and working areas for research, teaching and service activities.


Chronic Disease Clinic Ifakara: New Documentary film

For the last 10 years - thanks to early diagnosis and the deployment of antiretroviral therapy - African children infected with HIV have been able to deal with the illness not as a death sentence, but as a chronic disease and thus live a life with the same opportunities as any other child. Although behind these hopeful stories hide other dramas...

In this documentary film shot at the Chronic Disease Clinic in Ifakara (CDCI) some of them explain how their lifes are... They are the Positive Kids.

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WHO: Global malaria progress and challenges in 2016

Over the past 15 years, there has been a dramatic decline in the global burden of malaria. Since 2000, nearly 60 countries have reduced their malaria cases by 75% or more, and the rate of new cases has decreased by 37% globally. But our journey is far from over. In 2015 alone, more than 400 000 people died of malaria, and there were 214 million new cases of the disease.

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from: 17:15 to: 18:00

Air quality in Tehran, Iran: Evaluating acute health effects and modeling the long-term spatial variability

Lecturer: Heresh Amini
Location: Swiss TPH, Kilimanjaro
Event category: Seminar (48623-01)


from: 13:00 to: 14:00

DNA sequencing by Oxford Nanopore.

Lecturer: Olivier Lucas PhD, Oxford Nanopore Technologies
Location: Swiss TPH, Alpamayo
Event category: External Event

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 at 18:00
Matterhorn seminar room,
Swiss TPH, Socinstrasse 55, Basel

03.10.2017 - 16:54:43

An Animated Cartoon against Parasitic Worm Infections

The educational animation film 'Koko et les lunettes magiques' aims to strengthen the awareness of school-aged children and their families in Côte d'Ivoire against parasitic worm... More...

26.09.2017 - 14:35:45

Reduced Efficacy of Anthelmintic Drugs

Approximately 1.5 billion people worldwide are affected by soil-transmitted helminth infections. Efficacy of current treatments is decreasing, as indicated in a systematic review... More...

15.09.2017 - 15:07:00

Life Expectancy Increases in Switzerland

Countries have saved more lives over the past decade according to the annual Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) study published yesterday. In Switzerland, life expectancy has... More...

13.09.2017 - 15:02:00

Parasitic Worms in Siberia

Millions of people worldwide are infected with parasitic worms, most of them in tropical low-income settings. But they can also affect populations in the far north east, as it is... More...