08.05.2018

Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Chad

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is crucial to ensure no one is left behind in terms of accessing health services. In collaboration with other donors, the Swiss Agency for... More...

03.04.2018

Smartphone Applications to Improve Child Health

New technologies are progressively transforming health care. Swiss TPH developed two generations of digital point of care systems that support clinical personnel in the diagnosis... More...

26.01.2018

New Partnership to Achieve Zero Leprosy

Ahead of World Leprosy Day on Sunday 28 January 2018, several leading leprosy organisations have joined forces to launch a Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy to accelerate... More...

12.01.2018

Tackling Tuberculosis in Europe

Migration increases the risk of tuberculosis outbreaks in populations. The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) contributed to the documentation of a cross-border... More...

08.08.2017

Climate Change and Health

Climate change affects health of populations, in particular in low- and middle-income settings. On behalf of the Global Programme Climate Change and Environment of the Swiss Agency... More...

11.07.2017

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...

01.05.2017

Antimicrobial Resistance in Tanzania

Drug resistances are on the rise worldwide. Every year, around 700,000 people die due to antimicrobial drug resistance to bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Without counter... More...

20.04.2017

Swiss TPH joins the Swiss Alliance against Neglected Tropical Diseases

Swiss TPH is a founding member of the “Swiss Alliance against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)". The Alliance was officially established on 20th of April 2017 on the occasion of... More...

23.03.2017

Universal Health Coverage Conference in the Philippines

Kaspar Wyss, Swiss TPH, spoke at a conference in Manila that aimed to share experiences of Switzerland and the Philippines around ‘Universal Health Coverage and Access to Quality... More...

22.03.2017

World TB Day

On 24 March, we commemorate World TB Day. Tuberculosis remains one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide with annually 1.8 million deaths. 250,000 of them are due to resistance... More...

15.02.2017

Integrated Care Conference in Kosovo

The Swiss TPH today held a conference on “Moving Towards Integrated Care” in Pristina, Kosovo. The conference was organized in the frame of the Accessible Quality Healthcare (AQH)... More...

09.02.2017

Malaria Trends in DRC

The Swiss TPH conducted a large-scale assessment of trends in malaria morbidity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from 2005 to 2015 together with the National Malaria... More...

01.02.2017

Swiss TPH Evaluation Approved by UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Board approved the comprehensive evaluation report of its adolescent and youth programming from 2008 to 2015 conducted by the... More...

22.01.2017

Expansion of the successful complementary supply system to Shinyanga and Morogoro region in Tanzania- filling the medicines gap with a Prime Vendor system

The Prime Vendor System (PVS) is a unique public private partnership designed to supplement the supply of medici­nes from the Medical Stores Department with supplies from a single... More...

01.06.2016

Nicolaus Lorenz: Dedicated to Improving People's Health

Under the leadership of Nicolaus Lorenz, the Swiss Centre for International Health grew enormously. He had always one goal in mind: to improve the health conditions of the poorest... More...

01.06.2016

Health Insurance for Rural Tanzania

Basic healthcare in Tanzania, supported by general health insurance – this is the objective of a joint project with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The... More...