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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Proof-of-concept Study Reveals Feasibility of Eliminating Rabies in Africa

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, together with European and African collaborators, carried out a mass dog vaccination in Chad and determined its effect on human rabies exposure. The study employed a bio-mathematical method for estimating the transmission dynamics of rabies.

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Retired but not Tired: Marcel Tanner Ends his Successful Career as a Professor

Prof. Dr. Marcel Tanner, former director of the Swiss TPH, held his last lecture at the University of Basel on 15th December. The farewell lecture "No Roots, No Fruits" marked the end of an extraordinary academic career. 


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.

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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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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


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The Heat Health Warning System in Germany – Application and lessons learned

Lecturer: Professor Andreas Matzarakis, Research Centre Human Biometeorology, German Meteorological Service, Freiburg, Germany
Location: Swiss TPH, Matterhorn
Event category: Guest Seminar

12.01.2018 - 09:14:19

Tackling Tuberculosis in Europe

Migration increases the risk of tuberculosis outbreaks in populations. The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) contributed to the development of a pan-European... More...

04.01.2018 - 14:24:53

Matthias Schmid-Huberty New Administrative Director at Swiss TPH

Matthias Schmid-Huberty is the new Administrative Director at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). On January 1, 2018, he succeeded Stefan Mörgeli who had... More...

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...