Making the world a healthier place

We discover novel diagnostics, drugs and vaccines and develop new approaches and tools.

Our Research


We integrate new treatments and approaches into policy and health systems.

Our Services

We offer local and international training programmes and courses at graduate and postgraduate levels.

Education and Training

International Youth Day 2022

We are proud to work with so many committed people in Rwanda who advocate for adolescent sexual and reproductive health, comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly services. Intergenerational communication is crucial to empower young people to speak up for their health and rights. Through the Safeguard Young People programme, we work to unlock the potential of all generations, for example, by strengthening parents' ability to provide accurate information about menstrual hygiene to their children. (Photo: UNFPA Rwanda)

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International Cooperation and Global Health

Join us this fall for the Swiss TPH course on international cooperation and global health. The course is aimed at professionals from the health sector and other interested experts who are preparing to work abroad and are confronted with topics such as migration and health and intercultural communication in a complex, globalized world. The Certificate of Advanced Studies course, officially known as “Internationale Zusammenarbeit und globale Gesundheit”, is an 8-week course held in German. The first module launches on 19 September 2022. 

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Massive Open Online Course

The Vector Control Working Group (VCWG), in collaboration with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH and many others, and with funding from IVCC and UK Aid, has developed a Massive Open Online Course to address the challenges of insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors.

The MOOC launched on 25 July 2022 and is free (click on 'Join with limited access').

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Field Malaria Course in Tanzania

The four-week postgraduate course aims to build capacity by reinforcing knowledge and expertise of persons involved in the care of patients, in control programmes or in research activities in the field of malaria and to improve skills in time management, presenting and writing research proposals. The course is targeted to applicants from African countries affected by malaria and will take place in Bagamoyo and Zanzibar from 14 November to 9 December 2022.

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We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people - locally, nationally and internationally - through excellence in research, education and services.