03.04.2020

Coalition Launched to Accelerate Research on the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

A group of scientists, physicians, funders, and policy makers from over 70 institutions from over 30 countries have launched an international coalition to respond to COVID-19 in... More...

02.04.2020

Swiss TPH Doctors Support the University Hospital Basel in Fight against COVID-19

During the corona crisis, the University Hospital Basel has converted the Prediger church into a Corona Test Centre where every day, hundreds of people are tested for the corona... More...

31.03.2020

2.5 Million Euro Grant Awarded to Swiss TPH for Tuberculosis Research

Sébastien Gagneux, Head of the Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology Department at Swiss TPH, was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant for EUR 2.5 million over... More...

23.03.2020

An Innovative Approach to Improving Young People’s Mental Health

Mental illness in early life can have a devastating effect on the future of young people, which in turn influences the mental wealth of societies around the globe. With over half... More...

17.03.2020

Exposome Research to Improve People’s Health in Urban Settings

By 2030, more than 80% of Europe’s population will live and interact within a complex urban environment, consisting of a mixture of social and environmental factors. These factors... More...

16.03.2020

Robust Modelling Methodology Leads to Better Understanding of Air Pollution and Health in Europe

To date, air pollution represents the largest environmental risk to health. According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is responsible for about one in every nine... More...

03.03.2020

Fight against Legionella Intensified in Switzerland: New "LeCo" Project Launched

Legionella is a type of bacterium found naturally in freshwater environments, lakes and streams. It can become a health concern when it grows and spreads in man-made plumbing... More...

11.02.2020

We Simply Cannot Miss out on 50% of the Talent Worldwide

On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Head of the Department Epidemiology and Public Health at Swiss TPH, talks about her vision for more... More...

06.02.2020

New Understanding of Childhood Immune Systems May Improve Vaccine Efficacy

In low- and middle-income countries, children have the greatest need for protection afforded by vaccination due to a higher incidence of infectious diseases. However, the vaccines... More...

30.01.2020

Research & Development for Parasitic Worm Infections Lags Behind

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of mainly chronic infectious diseases that affect more than a billion people in tropical and subtropical countries. On the occasion... More...

27.01.2020

Introducing the SDGs into Peer-Reviewed Literature

Tropical Medicine and International Health is the first peer-reviewed journal that fully integrates the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its publication process. In turn,... More...

20.12.2019

Nicolas Brancucci Appointed Professor at the University of Basel

Nicolas Brancucci, Swiss TPH, has been appointed new Assistant Professor (with tenure track) for basic research in the biology of infectious diseases of poverty at the University... More...

17.12.2019

Swiss Support to Healthcare Provision in Romania

From 2012-2019, Swiss TPH collaborated with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to assist in the Romanian integration process into the EU in the area of health... More...

14.12.2019

Excessive Rates of Antibiotic Prescriptions for Children in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Between 2007 and 2017, children in eight low- and middle-income countries received, on average, 25 antibiotic prescriptions from birth through age five - up to five times higher... More...

10.12.2019

Swiss TPH Symposium on Climate Change and Health

Climate change not only has an impact on the environment, but also significant effects on global health. What exactly these effects are and how to mitigate them were the questions... More...

03.12.2019

“Climate Change is Becoming One of the Biggest Global Health Threats”

Climate change not only affects the environment, but also has significant consequences on global health. Prof. Guéladio Cissé of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute... More...

02.12.2019

Improving Tuberculosis Screening in Remote Areas

Every year, 1.5 million people die from tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. Diagnosis and treatment is particularly difficult in remote rural areas. Today, the Swiss Tropical and Public... More...

29.11.2019

Claudia Schmutz erhält Fakultätspreis der Uni Basel

Claudia Schmutz, Swiss TPH, erhält den diesjährigen Fakultätspreis der Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Basel. Damit zeichnet die Fakultät ihre... More...