28 September is World Rabies Day

Rabies is one of the world’s oldest diseases, but remains a daily threat to millions around the world, killing 59,000 people every year. In order to reach the goal of eliminating dog-mediated human rabies by 2030, integrated strategies, political will and innovations are needed.

Swiss TPH researchers edited a special edition on the elimination of dog rabies in West and Central Africa, which includes the latest results from research and practice.

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Insights into COVID-19 Research

If you missed the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health's webinar series on COVID-19 research, use the link below to watch researchers, like Melissa Penny from Swiss TPH who talked about how modelling and machine learning support optimizing interventions and strategies for COVID-19.

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Air Pollution Is a Public Health Problem

Watch Temitope Adebayo's award-winning flash talk about air pollution being a public health problem in South Africa. As a PhD student at Swiss TPH, she aims to provide scientific evidence to strengthen air quality policy in South Africa, and ensure that air pollution becomes a priority research area.

Clean Air for blue skies

Аir pollution is the single greatest environmental risk to human health and one of the main avoidable causes of death and disease globally. The message of this first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies on 7 September 2020 is air pollution doesn’t have to be a part of our collective future. We have the solutions and must take the necessary actions to beat air pollution and provide #CleanAirForAll.

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One Health Online Course Begins on 28 September

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, this course could not be more timely. If you’ve ever wondered whether physicians and veterinarians could work together more closely, join this open online course produced by the University of Basel and Swiss TPH and hosted by FutureLearn. New content covers Corona viruses in animals and humans, linking global health security with emerging infectious disease threats.

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MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe

How can we eradicate malaria? Explore cutting-edge science and technology, and examine policies needed, to control and eliminate malaria. As part of our efforts to continue to advance malaria knowledge, the free, open-access online MalariaX course has been extended to 30 April 2021.

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New Findings Recommend Patients with a Low HIV Viral Load Switch to Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy

HIV continues to be a major global health issue, having claimed almost 33 million lives. In a new study published today in PLOS Medicine, Swiss TPH researchers and partners... More...


Only One Third of Children Receive Appropriate Malaria Care

Despite lots of progress made in the past decade, more than 270,000 children die from Malaria each year. Most of these deaths could be avoided through timely diagnosis and... More...


Welcome Back, Students!

Today, 14 September 2020, Swiss TPH welcomes students to the start of the semester. As students at the bachelor, master, doctoral and post-graduate level embark on in-person,... More...