04.06.2021

More than a Third of Heat Deaths Are Linked to Climate Change

Between 1991 and 2018, more than a third of all deaths in which heat played a role were attributable to human-induced global warming, according to a new study in the Nature Climate... More...

28.05.2021

Mathias Kronig New Administrative Director at Swiss TPH

Mathias Kronig has been elected as the new Administrative Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). He succeeds Matthias Schmid-Huberty who led the... More...

25.05.2021

Prisons Accelerate Spread of Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis in Georgia

Of the 1.4 million victims of tuberculosis worldwide each year, only about 3% are due to a multidrug-resistant strain. In Georgia, this is not the case. In a new study published... More...

27.04.2021

ANTICOV: Largest Clinical Trial in Africa to Test New Drug Combination

The need for effective COVID-19 treatments remains particularly acute, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where access to vaccines is still extremely limited. The ANTICOV clinical... More...

27.04.2021

Jeunes3 Programme Comes to a Close

The JeuneS3 (Santé, Sécurité, Sexualité) programme, which focused on improving adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health in four Francophone African countries, has come... More...

26.04.2021

Seroprevalence Has Increased to 21% in the Basel Region

In the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in approximately 21% of the adult population. Therefore, seroprevalence has... More...

23.04.2021

New Modelling Project Launched to Support National Malaria Control Programmes

Over the past two decades, substantial progress has been made in reducing the global burden of malaria through vector control interventions and improved access to diagnosis and... More...

22.04.2021

EUR 2.47 Million Grant Awarded to Swiss TPH for Helminth Research

Jennifer Keiser, Head of the Helminth Drug Development Unit at Swiss TPH, was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant for EUR 2.47 million over five years to conduct... More...

17.04.2021

Obituary: Dr. Reinhard Glück

We are deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Dr. Reinhard Glück. He passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, 19 April, 2021, shortly before reaching the age of 70. More...

01.04.2021

Pollen Season in Switzerland Earlier and More Intense Due to Climate Change

Bad news for allergy sufferers: The rising temperatures over the past three decades have impacted the onset, duration and intensity of the pollen season in Switzerland. These are... More...

31.03.2021

Promising Treatment Alternative Against Parasitic Worm Infection

Strongyloidiasis, a parasitic worm infection caused by soil-transmitted helminths, remains a neglected public health problem with limited treatment options. Swiss TPH researchers... More...

24.03.2021

Clinical Trial of Multi Drug-Resistant TB Treatment Ends Enrolment Early, Offering Hope for TB Patients

A trial aiming to find a better treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has stopped enrolling patients early after its independent data safety and monitoring board... More...

22.03.2021

Auf gute Nachbarschaft – Das Swiss TPH und SKAN vernetzen sich am Bachgraben in Allschwil

Das BaseLink-Areal in Allschwil entwickelt sich zu einem grossen Hub im Bereich Life Science und Innovation. Das Schweizerische Tropen- und Public Health-Institut (Swiss TPH) und... More...

19.03.2021

Novel Diagnostics to Improve Migrant and Refugee Health

Swiss TPH is launching a new project on the development of an integrated infectious disease diagnosis and surveillance system (NIIDS) to improve migrant and refugee health. NIIDS... More...

12.03.2021

Swiss-Tajik Cooperation: Nearly 20 Years of Primary Healthcare Development

Two long-standing Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation projects that are implemented by Swiss TPH, Project Sino and the Medical Education Reform Project, have come to a... More...

25.02.2021

Improving Access to Schistosomiasis Treatment for Young Children

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium receives funding for the implementation of the ADOPT programme, which paves the way for the introduction of a child-friendly formulation to... More...

19.02.2021

Young Researchers in Environmental Epidemiology Share Latest Findings

Swiss TPH and the European Chapter of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) hosted a virtual symposium for young scientists in the field of environmental... More...

10.02.2021

COVID-19 Test from Start to Finish: How Does it Work?

Testing for COVID-19 has rapidly scaled up in the past months, thanks to better availability of testing material and the introduction of new testing strategies. The Swiss TPH... More...