08.01.2021

New Programme to Tackle Non-Communicable Diseases in Lesotho

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and high blood pressure are the number one cause of death and disability globally. More than 75% of premature NCD-related deaths... More...

22.12.2020

Swiss Government Increases Funding for Swiss TPH

The Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research increases its core contribution to the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) from CHF 6.25... More...

14.12.2020

Increased Access to Health for Mobile Pastoralists in Chad

Population mobility is a result of globalisation that will likely continue to increase exponentially. EXPAND, a new project led by Swiss TPH, aims to expand neglected tropical... More...

10.12.2020

Prioritizing Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus is not only a risk for our physical health, but also affects our mental health and emotional well-being. Today is the “Day of Action” in Switzerland, which is... More...

04.12.2020

Swiss TPH Symposium: Reshaping Healthcare Supply Chains

Strong and resilient supply chains ensure the provision of quality health products and vaccines to patients, making them a central component of health systems. At the virtual Swiss... More...

01.12.2020

R. Geigy Award 2020 goes to Tobias Schindler

Tobias Schindler has received the R. Geigy Award 2020 worth CHF 20,000 in recognition of his achievements in the development of new diagnostic tools in the fight against diseases... More...

27.11.2020

Airplane Noise at Night Can Trigger Cardiovascular Death

For the first time, a study demonstrated that loud night-time noise from airplanes can trigger a cardiovascular death within two hours. Researchers from the Swiss Tropical and... More...

25.11.2020

Iron Infusion Proves Effective to Treat Anaemia in Rural Africa

Iron-deficiency anaemia is a major concern in low-income settings, especially for women. In a new study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and partners... More...

24.11.2020

Largest Clinical Trial in Africa to Treat COVID-19 Cases is Launched in 13 Countries

African countries and an international network of research institutions, including the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), have joined forces to launch the... More...