In 2020, the average life expectancy was 73 years – fifty years earlier, it was around 60 years. We owe this spectacular increase in life expectancy to significant scientific advances such as the development of vaccines, improvements in primary healthcare and successes in the fight against infectious diseases such as cholera, smallpox and malaria. As a result, health has improved for many – but not for everyone.
In the Global South, where the vast majority of the world’s population lives, the mortality rate from malaria, tuberculosis and other poverty-related infectious diseases remains alarmingly high to this day. Research into these diseases is largely underfunded and thus there are not sufficient effective treatments available. Swiss TPH scientists focus on these diseases to improve the health of the poorest and alleviate the suffering of underserved communities.
It takes the support and commitment of responsible foundations and donors to tackle and overcome these major health challenges. Learn about our work and support us in breaking new ground in the research of infectious diseases. We are looking forward to collaborating with you.
Please note that donations to Swiss TPH are channeled through the R. Geigy Foundation — a foundation established to support Swiss TPH's activities.
Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank (BLKB)
R. Geigy-Stiftung Basel
Reference: Research to Tackle Diseases of Poverty
Socinstrasse 57, 4051 Basel
IBAN: CH92 0076 9039 7436 5200 8
More information on www.geigystiftung.ch