11.07.2017 - 09:05

Ending Leprosy Transmission

Despite substantial reduction in prevalence over the past decades, leprosy remains endemic in over 120 countries. Approximately 200,000 new cases of leprosy still occur every year... More...

23.06.2017 - 09:15

Four out of Five People in Switzerland Use Contraception

Which contraceptives are used in Switzerland and by whom? The first Swiss report on contraception describes contraceptive trends, frequency and methods in Switzerland from 1992 to... More...

20.06.2017 - 15:00

Transportation Noise Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes

Transportation noise increases risk for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. This is shown by the first results of the SiRENE study under the lead of Swiss TPH, which was... More...

16.06.2017 - 16:00

Radon Increases Risk for Malignant Skin Cancer

A new study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) about residential radon exposure in Switzerland shows that the radioactive gas radon increases the risk... More...

13.06.2017 - 11:55

Treating Schistosomiasis in Pre-School Children

Schistosomiasis, which is caused by flatworms, is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases in Africa. One drug – praziquantel – is used in adults and school-aged children but... More...

30.05.2017 - 10:36

Hebammenbetreuung bewährt sich – auch finanziell

Professionelle Hebammen-Betreuung von Müttern und Neugeborenen zu Hause kann Gesundheitskosten senken. Dies zeigt eine Studie des Swiss TPH rund fünf Jahre nach der Lancierung von... More...

29.05.2017 - 14:20

Margaret Gyapong Wins “Heroine of Health Award 2017”

Margaret Gyapong, Director of the Centre for Health Policy and Implementation Research at the University of Health and Allied Science in Ghana, is the recipient of the “Heroine of... More...

16.05.2017 - 13:56

Improving Health of Nomadic Populations in Chad

In Chad, over 78% of the total population lives in rural areas. Accessing health services is often difficult given long distances, a limited number of health centres, shortages of... More...

16.05.2017 - 13:51

Fredros Okumu Awarded Prestigious Research Prize

Fredros Okumu, Science Director of the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in Tanzania – a long-standing partner of Swiss TPH – is one of 41 scientists chosen by philanthropies as... More...