Call for Papers!

The International Journal of Public Health (IJPH) invites for peer review high-quality articles in the area of young people’s sexual and reproductive health. IJPH aims to strengthen public health research in particular in Africa.




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12 December is Universal Health Coverage Day

Quality, affordable health care is the foundation for individuals to lead productive and fulfilling lives and for countries to have strong economies.

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) ensures all people can access the quality health services they need without suffering financial hardship.

Today marks the annual rallying point for the growing movement for health for all.

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One Health in Chad

The Support Project for the Health Districts in Chad (PADS - Programme d'Appui aux Districts Sanitaires au Tchad) aims to strengthen the healthcare system. In order to reach people in remote areas such as nomadic populations, PADS applies a 'One Health' approach taking into account both human and animal health.

PADS is a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

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A Milestone in the Fight Against Sleeping Sickness

Fexinidazole is the first all-oral drug against sleeping sickness. Swiss TPH contributed significantly to the development of fexinidazole together with DNDi, Sanofi and many others. Since its foundation 75 years ago, Swiss TPH has been researching sleeping sickness. For instance, it was the first to succeed in breeding tsetse flies under laboratory conditions.

Photo: Swiss TPH 1946

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Health Care and Management: From Research to Implementation

Do you want to launch a career in international public health?

The Health Care and Management (HCM) course provides participants with the core competencies for understanding and reacting to health challenges at a world-leading institute in global health.

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MBA in International Health Management



Do you want to become a part of a new generation of leaders in global health?

Swiss TPH’s part-time MBA in International Health Management trains future leaders and managers who want to work in multicultural and transdisciplinary settings.

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Why Swiss TPH?

More than 800 employees and students from 79 nations work at Swiss TPH, focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions. They all share the mission to improve population health globally.

16.01.2019 13:15 to 14:00

Vaccine Hesitancy: Why it Matters in the Era of Fake News and Alternative Facts

Lecturer: Dr Eve Dubé, Quebec National Institute of Public Health and invited professor, Laval University, Canada
Location: Swiss TPH, Alpamayo
Event category: Swiss TPH Seminars

23.01.2019 11:15 to 12:00

Fexinidazole - a milestone in the treatment for sleeping sickness

Lecturer: Sonja Bernhard
Location: Swiss TPH, Lhotse
Event category: Swiss TPH Seminars


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