17.12.2021

Assessing the Potential Health Impact of Omicron

Cases of SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron are surging in numerous settings, with early evidence suggesting Omicron is more infectious than the Delta variant. It is not yet known,... More...

13.12.2021

Health Economics to Advance Sleeping Sickness Elimination

Global health decision-makers use frameworks to support them with creating strategies to meet global elimination targets for diseases, such as sleeping sickness. In a recent study... More...

03.12.2021

Elimination on the Horizon: Prevalence of Schistosomiasis, a Neglected Tropical Disease, Decreases by Nearly 60%

In a new study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), researchers found that the prevalence of schistosomiasis among school-aged children decreased by... More...

30.11.2021

People from Low-Income Households Severely Affected by Pandemic

The COVCO-Basel study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) has been investigating the health-related and societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for over... More...

30.11.2021

Promising Drug Combination Treatment Against Parasitic Worm Infections

In a Phase III clinical trial, researchers at Swiss TPH have successfully gathered encouraging data to demonstrate higher efficacy of co-administration of ivermectin-albendazole in... More...

16.11.2021

Clinical Trials Completed for a New Drug to Treat Parasitic Worm Infections in Infants

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium completed its pivotal clinical Phase III trial of arpraziquantel – a potential new treatment option for the estimated 50 million... More...

09.11.2021

A Decline in Air Pollution Levels in Europe Still Fall Short of WHO Guidelines, According to New Study

A new study by Swiss TPH used robust spatio-temporal methodology to show the reduction in air pollution across Europe from 2006-2019 and found that while exposure rates have... More...

20.10.2021

TB-PRACTECAL: Clinical Trial Yields Promising Results for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment

TB-PRACTECAL, a clinical trial led by Médecins Sans Frontières with partners including Swiss TPH, has found that a new all-oral treatment regimen for rifampicin-resistant... More...

14.10.2021

From Farms to Families: A New Swiss Partnership Aims to Improve Urban Diets

In partnership, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) with Sight and Life, ETH Zürich and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture have launched the... More...