01.06

from: 11:15 to: 12:00

A fancy website does not guarantee efficient project communication

Lecturer: Kristina Pelikan
Location: Swiss TPH, Room Kilimanjaro (Lecture Room 1)
Event category: Thursday Seminar

15.06

from: 11:15 to: 12:00

Is tuberculosis detected in a timely fashion in Switzerland? Findings from a study among pulmonary tuberculosis patients of Switzerland on various delays and their determinants

Lecturer: Christian Auer
Location: Swiss TPH, Room Kilimanjaro (Lecture Room 1)
Event category: Thursday Seminar

World Malaria Day

On 25 April, we commemorate World Malaria Day. Swiss TPH has been active in fighting malaria since its foundation in 1943. Recognizing a history of collaboration with WHO, Swiss TPH has been designated WHO Collaborating Centre for its expertise in malaria.

WHO Collaborating Centre

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.

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Why Swiss TPH?

 

Students, scientists and employers explain what Swiss TPH is really all about!

 

 

 

Working at Swiss TPH

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: 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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16.05.2017 - 13:56:20

Improving Health of Nomadic Populations in Chad

In Chad, over 78% of the total population lives in rural areas. Accessing health services is often difficult given long distances, a limited number of health centres, shortages of... More...

16.05.2017 - 13:51:50

Fredros Okumu Awarded Prestigious Research Prize

Fredros Okumu, Science Director of the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in Tanzania – a long-standing partner of Swiss TPH – is one of 41 scientists chosen by philanthropies as... More...

01.05.2017 - 10:35:43

Antimicrobial Resistance in Tanzania

Drug resistances are on the rise worldwide. Every year, around 700,000 people die due to antimicrobial drug resistance to bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Without counter... More...