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Personalised Health

Swiss Public Health Conference 22–23 Nov 2017

The amount of health data collected is ever-growing and increasingly comprehensive. This creates both new possibilities and challenges for public health.

At the international Swiss Public Health Conference in Basel, Switzerland, experts from different disciplines will report on and discuss topics related to personalised medicine, data protection and the healthcare sector.

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Winter Symposium 2017

Helminth Infection - From Transmission to Control

Swiss TPH is a worldwide leading institute in fighting parasitic worm infections.

The Swiss TPH Winter Symposium 2017 invites specialists and students to review and discuss progress in research, control, elimination and eradication of parasitic worm infections.

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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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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 A new documentary of this systems biology initiative gives an insight into the work done in the high-security laboratories of Swiss TPH.



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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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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from: 17:15 to: 18:00

Mode of drug action: Using T.Brucei as a model for T. cruzi

Lecturer: Amélie Ritschl
Location: Swiss TPH, Kilimanjaro
Event category: Seminar (48623-01)


from: 11:15 to: 12:00

Elimination of urogenital schistosomiasis in Zanzibar: results and challenges of a 5-year multidisciplinary intervention study implemented from 2012-2017

Lecturer: Stefanie Knopp
Location: Swiss TPH, Matterhorn
Event category: Thursday Seminar

14.11.2017 - 15:27:44

New Pharmacist Cadre to Tackle Workforce Shortage

Millions of people worldwide lack access to quality healthcare, largely also due to a shortage of health workers. This not only applies to clinical personnel but also to pharmacy... More...

14.11.2017 - 00:30:00

Global Warming – New Study Calls for Decisive Action

The largest global study to date on the effects of climate change on temperature-related mortality shows that more deaths due to hot weather may not be balanced by fewer deaths in... More...

09.11.2017 - 18:00:00

A milestone in the fight against malaria

The malaria parasite employs an effective trick: it forces transmission from human to human as soon as the conditions in the host deteriorate. An international research team... More...

27.10.2017 - 10:19:35

Smartphone-Based Tool Improves Care of Children in Tanzania

Diagnosis and care of children under five with acute infections years remains a challenge in many parts of the world, resulting in high mortality and overprescription of... More...