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

Swiss TPH Annual Report 2021

The Swiss TPH Annual Report 2021 has now been published!  This report reflects on the past year and includes our institute's milestones, goes in-depth into our new headquarters “Belo Horizonte”, highlights the impact that we made throughout our diverse areas of work and much more.

We would like to thank all of our staff and students, partners and funders for their continued trust and support in working together towards our mission.

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Developing New Drugs for Infections Caused by Parasitic Worms

On Clinical Trials Day, we are grateful to be part of the Helminth Elimination Platform (HELP), which works to develop new treatments for river blindness, a neglected tropical disease that causes debilitating symptoms and can lead to blindness.

Watch the video of our partner Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) telling the story of Professor Alfonse Assani and his dream of more research and innovation for river blindness.

Learn more about the HELP consortium

Family Doctors, Always There to Care

On the occasion of World Family Doctor Day, Swiss TPH would like to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors and primary care teams in health systems around the world and sincerely thank them for their collaboration in our efforts to make the world a healthier place.

Travellers' Health Course

This course prepares health and travel industry staff to give relevant health information to travellers and to assess travel-related problems occurring during and after travel, with a special focus on tropical diseases. At the end of the course, participants will be able to provide up-to-date information in travel medicine, including pre-travel advice, immunizations, risk assessment and behaviour during travel and management of travel-related diseases. The course takes place from 13-17 June 2022 in hybrid format.

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Call for Proposals

Leading House (LH) Africa, in conjunction with the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), are calling for applications for the PhD Graduate Programme from organizers of Seasonal Schools in Swiss Institutions of Higher Education. The goal of this instrument is to promote research cooperation between Swiss and African PhD students of Higher Education Institutions in Seasonal School. Submission deadline is 15 June 2022.

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SSPH+ Lugano Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics, and Management

Join the 31st edition of the SSPH+ Lugano Summer School from 22 to 27 August 2022 for another year of mutual learning for change - online or in person. The courses aim to prepare practitioners, researchers and graduate students to tackle health challenges across the globe to reduce the gap between research, policy and practice. 

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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.