Our Partners

A culture of partnerships and mutual trust is one of Swiss TPH's secrets of success. Personal and institutional relationships led to a network of partner instiutions all around the globe. Historically, the field laboratories and research institutions in Tanzania, Côte d'Ivoire and Chad played a particularly important role for Swiss TPH and continue to do so.

Swiss TPH is a public organisation, currently receiving 20% of its annual income from the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, the Swiss Federal Government and the University of Basel. The remaining 80% are competitively obtained through funding agencies, foundations or clients.

Ifakare Health Institute (IHI), Tanzania

In 1957, the Swiss Tropical Institute founded the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania. Over time, it has developed into one of the most renowned research institutions in Africa. Its staff members develop new strategies to strengthen health systems and to fight poverty-related diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. A special focus is on chronic diseases, such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

Fredros Okumu from IHI at TED Talks: a tour of the frontlines of mosquito research


Centre de Support en Santé Internationale (CSSI), Chad

Already in the 1980s, Swiss TPH had been helping to improve the health of people living in Chad. Improving rural and urban health systems was of special concern. These efforts led to the establishment of the Centre de Support en Santé Internationale (CSSI) in N’Djamena. CSSI is devoted to the control of infectious diseases in urban and rural settings and to strengthening health systems.

Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques (CSRS), Côte d’Ivoire

Founded in 1951 with support from the former Swiss Tropical Institute, CSRS has developed into a prime example of Swiss-African research partnership. Today, over 200 researchers and employees work for the centre. They conduct research on nutrition, biodiversity and health, among others, and implement numerous projects in Côte d’Ivoire and the greater sub-region. Swiss TPH acts as a “leading house” for CSRS as well as for IHI. Prof. Inza Koné is the new Director-General of the CSRS.

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These lists show Swiss TPH third-party funding partners making contributions of CHF 20,000 or more in the year 2016. (excluding Private Clients)

Core Funding

Kanton Basel-Landschaft
Kanton Basel-Stadt
Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation
Universität Basel (Kantone Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft)

Research Funding

EU research programmes, including EDCTP, ERC, Horizon2020
Commission for Technology and Innovation, CH
Medical Research Council, UK
National Institutes of Health, US
NWO­-WOTRO Science for Global Development, NL
Swiss National Science Foundation, CH
Wellcome Trust, UK


Bangerter ­Rhyner ­Stiftung, CH
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, US
Clinton Health Access Initiative, US
Cordaid, NL
Eckenstei-­Geigy Stiftung, CH
Eremitage Foundation, LI
Fondation Pasteur Suisse, CH
Forlen Stiftung, CH
Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft Basel, CH
Medical Care Development International, US
Medicor Foundation, LI
Medicus Mundi, CH
Novartis Foundation, CH
R. Geigy-­Stiftung, CH
Stiftung pro REHAB Basel, CH
Stiftung Symphasis, CH
Thrasher Research Fund, US
UBS Optimus Foundation, CH
Uniscientia Stiftung, LI
Walter Fischli­-Stiftung, CH

Public Clients Switzerland

Amt für Ausbildungsbeiträge Basel­-Stadt
Amt für Umwelt und Energie Basel­-Stadt
Bundesamt für Gesundheit
Bundesamt für Lebensmittelsicherheit
Bundesamt für Sport
Bundesamt für Umwelt
Canton de Vaud
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
EMPA Materials Science and Technology
Entwicklungszusammenarbeit des Kantons Basel­-Stadt
Meteo Schweiz
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

Public and Public-Private Clients International

Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV), CH
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, IT
Department for International Development (DFID), UK
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, DE
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, CH
Fundacio Privada Institut de Salut, ES
GAVI the Vaccine Alliance, CH
Global Alliance for Livestock, UK
Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, UK
Global Alliance for Rabies Control, UK
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, CH
International Committee of the Red Cross, CH
International Livestock Research Institute, KE
KfW Bankengruppe, DE
MMV Medicines for Malaria Venture, CH
National Centre for Malariology, CB
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NL
Norwegian Knowledge Centre Health Service, NO
PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, US
Rigshospitalet, DK
Uniscienti, US
United Nations Population Fund, CH
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), US
Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO, CH
World Bank, US

Academic Partners

Agroscope, CH
Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin, DE
Case Western Reserve University, US
Center Recerca en Salut International, ES
Centre de Support en Santé Internationale, TD
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, CH
Centre Recerca Epidemiologia Ambiental, ES
Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire, CI
Columbia University in the City of NY, US
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, CH
Erasmus University Medical Center, NL
Ghent University, BE
Harvard School of Public Health, US
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, CH
Ifakara Health Institute, TZ
Imperial College, GB
Inselspital Bern, CH
Institute for Research in Biomedicine Bellinzona, CH
Institute of Medical Research, PNG
Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde, BE
Johns Hopkins University, US
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, CN
tropEd Network for Education in International Health, CH
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
NYU Langone Medical Center, US
Réseau Suisse pour Etudes Internationales, CH
Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, CH
Swiss Academy of Sciences, CH
Swiss School of Public Health SSPH+, CH

Universität Bern, CH
Universität Heidelberg, DE
Universität Zürich, CH
Universitätskinderklinik, CH
Universitätsspital Basel, CH
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, PE
Universiteit Utrecht, NL
University of Bergen, NO
University of California, US
University of Cambridge, UK
University of Cape Town, SA
University of Durham, UK
University of Edinburgh, UK
University of Exeter, UK
University of Georgia, US
University of Hertfordshire, UK
University of Melbourne, AU
University of Nebraska, US
University of Notre Dame, US
University of St. Andrews, US
University of Umeå, SE
University of Victoria, US
University of Washington, US
Wageningen University, NL

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