Communications and Public Affairs is responsible for the external institutional communication. We are managing media inquiries, are responsible for the Annual Report on behalf of the Directorate and create various brochures. The unit also organises events and outreach activities at the institute, and manages external visits. Departments and units are supported in their specific communication needs. Recently, the relaunch of the Swiss TPH website was a major project of the unit.

Public Exchange and Outreach

Communications enables the exchange of information about Swiss TPH activities in research, services and education to public stakeholders and the media. Communications represents the institute's interests, issues and values and maintains a professional corporate identity for Swiss TPH. As a Unit of the Directorate Communications is also responsible for the Annual Report, maintains the Swiss TPH website and overviews all Social Media channels. 

Head of Communication/Public Relations

Swiss TPH a Trusted Partner

Communications acts as an intermediate between Swiss TPH and the public. As a public funded institution, Swiss TPH depends on trust and support of the Swiss population, our national and international donors and stakeholders. It forms an essential part of Swiss TPH's mission to improve the health of populations.

Media Relations

Media inquiries on our research, innovation and service activities reach us every day. Journalists are invited to get information from our Global Health and Infectious Disease experts.

The Unit is responsible for all Communication products such as the Annual Reports, Flyers. This also includes CI/CD development.

Outreach activities include hosting children and school classes, show activities at Swiss TPH to interested visitor groups.

11.07.2017 - 09:05:46

Ending Leprosy Transmission

Despite substantial reduction in prevalence over the past decades, leprosy remains endemic in over 120 countries. Approximately 200,000 new cases of leprosy still occur every year... More...

23.06.2017 - 09:15:00

Four out of Five People in Switzerland Use Contraception

Which contraceptives are used in Switzerland and by whom? The first Swiss report on contraception describes contraceptive trends, frequency and methods in Switzerland from 1992 to... More...

20.06.2017 - 15:00:00

Transportation Noise Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes

Transportation noise increases risk for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. This is shown by the first results of the SiRENE study under the lead of Swiss TPH, which was... More...

16.06.2017 - 16:00:00

Radon Increases Risk for Malignant Skin Cancer

A new study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) about residential radon exposure in Switzerland shows that the radioactive gas radon increases the risk... More...

13.06.2017 - 11:55:25

Treating Schistosomiasis in Pre-School Children

Schistosomiasis, which is caused by flatworms, is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases in Africa. One drug – praziquantel – is used in adults and school-aged children but... More...

30.05.2017 - 10:36:08

Hebammenbetreuung bewährt sich – auch finanziell

Professionelle Hebammen-Betreuung von Müttern und Neugeborenen zu Hause kann Gesundheitskosten senken. Dies zeigt eine Studie des Swiss TPH rund fünf Jahre nach der Lancierung von... More...