Media Releases

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...

28.11.2019

Public-private partnership launched to develop new drugs for parasitic worm infections

A new consortium of research institutes, universities, not-for-profit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies has teamed up to develop novel drugs for infections caused by... More...

15.08.2019

Heatwaves Increase Emergency Admissions to Swiss Hospitals

The fact that heat threatens people's well-being comes as no surprise. The first scientific evaluation of the extent to which heatwaves influence emergency hospital admissions in... More...

21.06.2019

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Building of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Today, Friday, 21 June 2019, the groundbreaking ceremony (“Spatenstich”) for the new building of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) took place at the... More...

24.04.2019

Two Decades of Swiss Leadership for New Malaria Medicines

On World Malaria Day 2019, Swiss organizations look back on a long history of successful public-private collaboration for new malaria medicines. Switzerland’s leading role in the... More...

13.02.2019

Besuch des Regierungsrats Basel-Landschaft am Swiss TPH

Am 12. Februar 2019 besuchte der Gesamtregierungsrat Basel-Landschaft das Schweizerische Tropen- und Public Health-Institut (Swiss TPH) und gewann so einen Einblick in die... More...

18.12.2018

Buruli Ulcer: Promising New Drug Candidate Against a Forgotten Disease

Buruli ulcer is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) resulting in debilitating skin lesions, disabilities and stigmatisation. The current antibiotic treatment is long and has severe... More...