24.10.2019

The Effects of the Scorching Summer of 2018 on Health

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) analysed the health consequences of the hot and dry summer of 2018 for the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). The... More...

18.10.2019

Emergency Ward in Tanzania Wins Else Kröner Fresenius Award

Martin Rohacek from Swiss TPH and the Ifakara Health Institute receives this year's Else Kröner Fresenius Award for his commitment to the establishment of an emergency ward for the... More...

02.10.2019

Swiss TPH and PNGIMR: Strengthening a 30-Year Partnership

On 13 September 2019, Swiss TPH signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR) to strengthen a decades-long partnership... More...

26.09.2019

Foundation stone laid for new Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Today, Thursday 26 September 2019, the foundation stone was laid (“Grundsteinlegung”) for the new building of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) at the... More...

26.09.2019

High-Tech Sensors and Blockchain: New Avenues Towards Elimination of Rabies

Rabies continues to kill approximately 60,000 people every year, mainly in Africa and Asia. In order to reach the goal to eliminate dog-mediated human rabies worldwide by 2030,... More...

25.09.2019

Improving the Quality of Care in Tajikistan through Medical Education

With two-thirds of Tajikistan’s population living in rural areas, primary healthcare remains a critical component in the drive to make quality healthcare more accessible, with... More...

03.09.2019

Swiss TPH Scientist Awarded Competitive European Research Grant

Marloes Eeftens, Senior Scientist at Swiss TPH, was awarded the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. The highly competitive grant supports 408 early-career researchers... More...

29.08.2019

Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Society is called upon to transform the world by 2030 through a rigorous pursuit of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In November 2018, Swiss TPH and the... More...

23.08.2019

Accelerated Research and Development Needed to End Malaria

New tools for malaria prevention and treatment are required to eradicate malaria in the foreseeable future, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). An overview of... More...

15.08.2019

Heatwaves Increase Emergency Admissions to Swiss Hospitals

The fact that heat threatens people's well-being comes as no surprise. The first scientific evaluation of the extent to which heatwaves influence emergency hospital admissions in... More...

06.08.2019

Malaria Mortality in Africa May Be Higher than Estimated

Previous studies analysing malaria mortality in sub-Saharan Africa may have underestimated the burden caused by this mosquito-borne disease. A study by Swiss TPH researchers found... More...

09.07.2019

Changes in Mosquito Behaviour Could Result in Millions of Additional Malaria Cases

Bed nets and indoor residual spraying with insecticides are key interventions to protect people in their homes from mosquito bites, thereby preventing malaria transmission. A... More...

04.07.2019

Health Care and Management Graduates are Ready to Improve Health

The Health Care and Management (HCM) programme looks back on more than a quarter of a century of educating international health professionals. On 27 June 2019, eighteen students... More...

03.07.2019

Sébastien Gagneux receives Gardner Middlebrook Award 2019

Sébastien Gagneux, Swiss TPH and University of Basel, was honoured with the Gardner Middlebrook Lifetime Achievement Award for his research on tuberculosis. The prestigious award... More...

27.06.2019

Interventions for Schistosomiasis Elimination in Zanzibar

Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease with a considerable impact on global health. More than 200 million people are infected, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers... More...

21.06.2019

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Building of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Today, Friday, 21 June 2019, the groundbreaking ceremony (“Spatenstich”) for the new building of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) took place at the... More...

20.06.2019

One Third of Cambodians Infected with Threadworm

Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted threadworm that is endemic in many tropical and subtropical countries. In a nation-wide study in Cambodia, Swiss TPH scientists and... More...

20.06.2019

Study Results Provide Basis for Targeted WASH Interventions in Rohingya Refugee Camp

Currently, around 910,000 Rohingya refugees live in Cox’s Bazar District in Bangladesh after having fled violence faced in Myanmar, resulting in one of the most rapid exoduses in... More...