15.09.2017 - 15:07

Life Expectancy Increases in Switzerland

Countries have saved more lives over the past decade according to the annual Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) study published yesterday. In Switzerland, life expectancy has... More...

13.09.2017 - 15:02

Parasitic Worms in Siberia

Millions of people worldwide are infected with parasitic worms, most of them in tropical low-income settings. But they can also affect populations in the far north east, as it is... More...

11.09.2017 - 08:14

Start of an Implementation Research Course in Bukavu

On 11 September 2017 the project «Connecting the Dots», an implementation research course, will be implemented in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The course teaches basics in... More...

05.09.2017 - 13:50

75 Years of Tropical Medicine in Switzerland

In August 2017, the Swiss Society of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (SSTMP) celebrates its 75th anniversary. On this occasion, the society published a book on its history which... More...

05.09.2017 - 08:37

Tuberculosis Research Against "Super Resistant Bacteria"

To fall ill from tuberculosis remains a great danger. A research team led by cell biologist Sébastien Gagneux at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) examines... More...

29.08.2017 - 13:00

Combination Therapy to Treat Parasitic Worm Infections

1.5 billion people worldwide are infected with soil-transmitted helminths, a parasitic worm infection. In the past, only two drugs have been used, increasing the risk of drug... More...

25.08.2017 - 10:15

Eier der Tigermücke in Basel gefunden

Ende Juli wurden an zwei Orten im Kanton Basel-Stadt Eigelege der Tigermücke gefunden. Das Schweizerische Tropen- und Public Health-Institut (Swiss TPH) überwacht die Ausbreitung... More...

08.08.2017 - 10:11

Climate Change and Health

Climate change affects health of populations, in particular in low- and middle-income settings. On behalf of the Global Programme Climate Change and Environment of the Swiss Agency... More...

06.08.2017 - 21:45

Non-Communicable Diseases on the Rise in the Middle East

Apart from an upsurge in violence, a series of studies published on 4th August in the International Journal of Public Health indicates a sharp increase in non-communicable diseases... More...