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[NEW DATE!] Going beyond correlation: Learning causal relationships from biological (or experimental) data

Lecturer: Dr Gonzalo Duran-Pacheco, Roche Innovation Center Basel, Switzerland.
Location: Swiss TPH, Alpamayo (Seminar Room 1)


from: 11:15 to: 11:15

[CANCELLED!] SMS For Life 2.0, for a sustainable impact of information & communication technology interventions

Lecturer: Thomas Lesage, Project Manager, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
Event category: EPH Guest Seminar

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.


Prof. Günther Fink elected as Eckenstein-Geigy Professor

The Universitätsrat of the University of Basel has elected Prof. Günther Fink as the new Eckenstein-Geigy professor in Household Economy at Swiss TPH and the University of Basel.

Günther Fink, an expert in International Health Economics, is currently a faculty member of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

He will join Swiss TPH in the second half of 2017. This newly established professorship has been made possible by a generous endowment of the Eckenstein-Geigy foundation.


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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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Human odour-baited traps reduce malaria transmission

The use of a newly-developed mosquito trap incorporating human odour has resulted in a 70% decline in the population of the most significant malaria mosquito on the Kenyan island of Rusinga. As a result the number of malaria infections declined by 30% according to a «Lancet»-study published today.

Thomas Smith explains the new solar-driven door-baited trap on Tele Basel.

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WHO: Key facts about Malaria

Half of the world's population is at risk of Malaria. This video is an introduction to this disease with a few key facts about its global epidemiology, symptoms, mode of transmission through infected mosquitoes, its diagnosis and treatment and, moreover, the main means to prevent its transmission and limit its spreading.

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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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24.02.2017 - 16:44:46

Thematic r4d Project Awarded to Swiss TPH

Swiss TPH was awarded a 6-year research grant worth CHF 2.6 million by the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) to study linkages of... More...

20.02.2017 - 14:14:11

How to solve the crisis of science

Good science is characterized by contribution to the greater good of society. Modern science does often lose sight of that aspiration. Marcel Tanner, president of the Swiss Academy... More...

15.02.2017 - 17:00:00

Integrated Care Conference in Kosovo

The Swiss TPH today held a conference on “Moving Towards Integrated Care” in Pristina, Kosovo. The conference was organized in the frame of the Accessible Quality Healthcare (AQH)... More...