COVID-19

Welcome to the COVID-19 era: the world is facing a pandemic that affects us all in one way or another. In close collaboration with partners, Swiss TPH is working hard to ensure that our core activities continue, in particular to support health systems that have been brought to their limits.

COVID-19 Activities at Swiss TPH

We are also actively engaged in the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, locally, nationally and internationally. Activities range from development of point-of-care diagnostics, designing and implementing seroprevalence studies and clinical trials with repurposed drugs, to mathematical modelling and computer-assisted algorithms to identify and reduce transmission.

Swiss TPH experts are contributing to the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force, a national scientific advisory board set up specifically for the COVID-19 pandemic, and support Corona-Immunitas, a programme powered by the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), which tests the proportion of people with antibodies to the corona virus in Switzerland.

Swiss TPH doctors strengthened the University Hospital Basel's medical team in the fight against COVID-19, while our epidemiologists and data specialists provided their expertise to the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

On an international level, Swiss TPH joined the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition as one of 70 institutions to respond to COVID-19 in resource-poor setting.

In many of our existing projects, we have increased the focus on activities to prevent and control COVID-19 infections.

Many thanks to all of our partners for your terrific collaboration, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and solidarity. Together, we will come out of this crisis stronger and better prepared to make strides towards improving population health globally.

27.05.2020

Swiss TPH Supports COVID-19 Efforts through Swiss Government Funding

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is supporting the re-allocation of funds within existing projects that are implemented by Swiss TPH in Africa, Central Asia... More...

13.05.2020

Swiss TPH Is Awarded Three New Grants from the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health to Combat COVID-19

Swiss TPH has been awarded 3 out of 11 new research grants from the Fast Track Call for Acute Global Health Challenges put forward by the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health... More...

06.05.2020

"It Is a Race Against Time." An Interview with Claudia Daubenberger on Establishing a Diagnostic Lab for Sars-CoV-2 in Equatorial Guinea

COVID-19 poses major challenges for resource-limited countries, also when it comes to diagnostics. Swiss TPH is supporting Equatorial Guinea in establishing one of the few... More...

Swiss TPH employees and students who can perform their work remotely have been working in home offices for the past few weeks and are fully reachable, preferably by email (find your contact person here).

We have adapted our course offering and medical services to ensure the utmost protection of our employees, students and clients.

Despite the easing of the Federal Council's emergency ordinance on the coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) as of 27.04.2020, the public vaccination consultation hours will remain closed in order to be able to comply with the distance rules.

Appointments for vaccinations and consultations before travelling are possible again with immediate effect and can be arranged by calling the following telephone number:

061 284 82 55 Monday - Friday 08:00 - 12:00

Medical consultations can also be arranged by calling the above telephone number.

In case of medical emergencies, please contact our emergency number: 061 284 81 44

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Most Swiss TPH teaching activities are implemented via digital channels; approaches are in accordance with those promoted by the University of Basel.

Professional postgraduate courses are currently cancelled, postponed or digital options discussed. Please visit our course pages for more information.

Until further notice the Swiss TPH library is closed. Please contact us per mail for any question: libraryswisstph.ch.

Information on the current situation, federal government measures, recommendations for workplace and for travellers, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.