Mobility, Migration and Outbreak Investigation

We assess the health needs of mobile populations, internally displaced persons and international refugees, and maintain an institutional expert group for outbreak investigation.

Swiss TPH plays an important role in traveller's health and is increasingly developing its expertise in migrant health and its capacity for outbreak investigation. We conduct observational and interventional research related to improve traveller's health. The evidence generated is used to inform guidelines and policies, and to teach travel and tropical medicine courses in Switzerland and abroad. At Swiss TPH, we continue to build expertise in migration health, expanding our scope to include transit countries, internally displaced populations and fragile settings. Research on migration health focuses on causes of fever, the role of non-communicable diseases and mental health issues, especially in vulnerable populations. Swiss TPH aims to develop a multidisciplinary expert group for specific outbreak investigations that can rapidly assess and investigate relevant issues in an outbreak setting and generate evidence to advise governments, national and international organisations on adequate management responses.


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