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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1-Week Course for Health Professionals

We provide comprehensive training in all aspects of travel medicine in our Travellers’ Health course.

This is one of 42 postgraduate courses we offer in the areas of infection biology, epidemiology and public health.

Our postgraduate courses

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 SystemsX.ch. A new documentary of this systems biology initiative gives an insight into the work done in the high-security laboratories of Swiss TPH.

© SystemsX.ch


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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Including early child development in an integrated home-based environmental health programme in rural PERU: The IHIP-2 factorial randomised controlled rial

Lecturer: Nestor Nuno
Location: Swiss TPH, Kilimanjaro
Event category: Seminar (48623-01)


from: 11:15 to: 12:00

Intercultural transdisciplinarity in Guatemala and Peru: A North-South-South learning platform for culturally pertinent public health provision systems for indigenous populations

Lecturer: Dr Charitini Karadamou, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Location: Swiss TPH, Lhotse
Event category: EPH Wednesday Seminar

13.12.2017 - 12:44:02

Professor Inza Koné New Director-General of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire

Professor Inza Koné is the new Director-General of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire (CSRS), a long-standing partner institution of Swiss TPH. Starting... More...

08.12.2017 - 11:00:00

International Experts Discuss Innovative Strategies to Tackle Parasitic Worms

Parasitic worm infections – or helminthiases – affect more than one billion people and have a considerable public health impact in many parts of the world. On 7 – 8 December 2017,... More...

01.12.2017 - 09:00:00

Need for Innovation to End Malaria

The updated global research agenda for malaria eradication, ‘malERA Refresh,’ calls for new medicines and tools as well as integrated approaches to address current challenges and... More...

29.11.2017 - 12:00:00

"Professorship of Major Strategic Importance to Swiss TPH"

November 28, 2017, the University Council of the University of Basel nominated Jennifer Keiser from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) as a new Associate... More...