Spring Symposium 2018

Clinical Decision Support and Health Information Systems – Potential and Pitfalls of New Technologies

Basel, 25 April 2018

The Spring Symposium 2018 invites health system professionals and students to share and review experiences of technology-enabled healthcare with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries.

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24 March is World TB Day

Swiss TPH commemorates World TB Day on 24 March. We actively support the fight against tuberculosis, from basic research to implementation at health systems level.

For his research on  the mechanics of combination therapy against TB, Andrej Trauner, scientist at Swiss TPH, receives this year's Swiss TB Award.

Photo: Thomas Schuppisser / Swiss TPH

Swiss TB Award 2018

New Understanding of Parasite Biology

Researchers at Swiss TPH made an important step toward deeper understanding of how malaria blood stage parasites turn the switch to become transmissible to other humans. The results were published on Friday 16 March 2018 in the multidisciplinary journal Science.

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HIV Testing at Home

Home-based HIV testing and prompt treatment with antiretroviral therapy increases the number of patients under treatment as well as treatment success.

This is the key result of a clinical trial in Lesotho carried out by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, in collaboration with SolidarMed and the Government of Lesotho.

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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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28 January is World Leprosy Day

Leading leprosy organisations have joined forces to launch a Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy to accelerate progress towards a world without this neglected tropical disease.

Swiss TPH was involved in the creation of the partnership, representing the scientific community.

Photo: A. Kumar / Novartis Foundation

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30.04 17:15 to 18:00

How live imaging contributes to Chagas' disease drug discovery

Lecturer: Anna Fesser
Location: Swiss TPH, Kilimanjaro
Event category: Seminar (50775-01)

02.05 11:15 to 12:00

One Health Concepts from Traditional Healers and Professional Perspectives in Ethiopia: Implication for Practical Intervention in Pastoral Community

Lecturer: Dr Balako Gumi Donde, College of Agricultural Science, Bule Hora University, Ethiopia
Location: Swiss TPH, Lhotse
Event category: EPH Wednesday Seminar

24.04.2018 - 20:00:00

Parenting Groups Can Improve Child Development

Parenting groups in rural communities can improve early childhood development in low-resource settings. These are the findings of a study conducted by Swiss TPH in collaboration... More...

20.04.2018 - 10:02:19

Mehr Innovation – Weniger Armut: Basler Institutionen spielen gegen Malaria auf

Basel hat eine lange Tradition auf dem Gebiet der Malaria. Seit Jahrzehnten setzen sich öffentliche und private Institutionen in der Stadt mit moderner Wissenschaft und globalem... More...

17.04.2018 - 09:49:00

Triple Drug Combination Shows High Activity Against Parasitic Worm Infections

Swiss TPH researchers were able to show high efficacy of a triple drug therapy against hookworm and whipworm in a clinical trial in school-aged children in Lao PDR. This new... More...

03.04.2018 - 08:05:00

Smartphone Applications to Improve Child Health

New technologies are progressively transforming health care. Swiss TPH developed two generations of digital point of care systems that support clinical personnel in the diagnosis... More...