Media Releases

02.07.2020

Study Launched on Antibody Prevalence and Impact of Coronavirus in Basel

A long-term study on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic is being carried out in the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft. The study contains both a digital survey that... More...

14.05.2020

Molecular Signatures can Predict the Efficacy of Malaria Vaccines

A new study reveals that it is possible to identify those individuals that will be protected by the malaria vaccine before its administration. The researchers also found that... More...

13.05.2020

Swiss TPH Is Awarded Three New Grants from the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health to Combat COVID-19

Swiss TPH has been awarded 3 out of 11 new research grants from the Fast Track Call for Acute Global Health Challenges put forward by the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health... More...

26.04.2020

Epidemiologist and Health Expert Marcel Tanner Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Zurich

Marcel Tanner is one of the most distinguished health experts in Switzerland. His contributions in the fields of global health, infection biology and malaria research and the... More...

25.04.2020

World Malaria Day 2020: Urgent Action Is Critical to Save Lives

This year's World Malaria Day is marked by major advances in the fight against malaria, with more than 7 million lives saved and over 1 billion cases prevented in the last two... More...

23.04.2020

Trial Launched to Test Prophylactic Treatments for COVID-19 Contact Persons

With the easing of measures, there is a pressing need for tools and approaches to contain potential new COVID-19 outbreaks. Academic partners in Geneva and Basel joined forces to... More...

03.04.2020

Coalition Launched to Accelerate Research on the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

A group of scientists, physicians, funders, and policy makers from over 70 institutions from over 30 countries have launched an international coalition to respond to COVID-19 in... More...

06.02.2020

New Understanding of Childhood Immune Systems May Improve Vaccine Efficacy

In low- and middle-income countries, children have the greatest need for protection afforded by vaccination due to a higher incidence of infectious diseases. However, the vaccines... More...

14.12.2019

Excessive Rates of Antibiotic Prescriptions for Children in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Between 2007 and 2017, children in eight low- and middle-income countries received, on average, 25 antibiotic prescriptions from birth through age five - up to five times higher... More...

02.12.2019

Improving Tuberculosis Screening in Remote Areas

Every year, 1.5 million people die from tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. Diagnosis and treatment is particularly difficult in remote rural areas. Today, the Swiss Tropical and Public... More...