03.08.2020

Julia Bohlius Appointed New Head of Education & Training (ET) as of August 2020

After an international call followed by a rigorous, multi-stage evaluation procedure, Julia Bohlius has been appointed new Head of the Department of Education and Training (ET) of... More...

15.07.2020

Drones to Deliver Tuberculosis Drugs in Madagascar

The use of drones in global health settings has rapidly evolved in the past years. As drone technology continues to expand beyond the military and recreational sectors, it is... More...

02.07.2020

Study Launched on Antibody Prevalence and Impact of Coronavirus in Basel

A long-term study on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic is being carried out in the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft. The study contains both a digital survey that... More...

24.06.2020

#TogetherApart Seminar Series: the Future of Global Health

On 19 June, Swiss TPH hosted a virtual seminar called Operation 50/50 and the Future of Global Health as part of the #TogetherApart seminar series. Women in Global Health presented... More...

24.06.2020

Gebären zu Zeiten von Corona – das Krisenmanagement der Basler Hebammen

COVID-19 stellte und stellt Hebammen in der Region Basel vor neue Herausforderungen. Elisabeth Kurth, Hebamme und Geschäftsführerin vom Hebammennetzwerk Familystart, spricht im... More...

22.06.2020

Topping out Ceremony of "Belo Horizonte" Took Place One Year after the Groundbreaking Ceremony

The construction of the new Swiss TPH headquarters “Belo Horizonte” in Allschwil is underway and progressing according to plan. As of mid-May 2020, the roof of the building was... More...

29.05.2020

Farewell to Flora Kessy

It is with indescribable sadness that we learned about the passing of Prof. Dr. Flora Kessy, Executive Director of the Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health (TTCIH).... More...

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...

14.05.2020

Molecular Signatures can Predict the Efficacy of Malaria Vaccines

A new study reveals that it is possible to identify those individuals that will be protected by the malaria vaccine before its administration. The researchers also found that... 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...

11.05.2020

10 Years Swiss TPH: Integration of the ISPM into the Former Swiss Tropical Institute

Ten years ago, the former Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) within the University of Basel’s Faculty of Medicine was integrated into the Swiss Tropical Institute... 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...

26.04.2020

Epidemiologist and Health Expert Marcel Tanner Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Zurich

Marcel Tanner is one of the most distinguished health experts in Switzerland. His contributions in the fields of global health, infection biology and malaria research and the... More...

25.04.2020

World Malaria Day 2020: Urgent Action Is Critical to Save Lives

This year's World Malaria Day is marked by major advances in the fight against malaria, with more than 7 million lives saved and over 1 billion cases prevented in the last two... More...

23.04.2020

Trial Launched to Test Prophylactic Treatments for COVID-19 Contact Persons

With the easing of measures, there is a pressing need for tools and approaches to contain potential new COVID-19 outbreaks. Academic partners in Geneva and Basel joined forces to... More...

17.04.2020

Sleeping Sickness Elimination at a Crossroads

Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as HAT or sleeping sickness, is a vector-borne parasitic disease. Since the number of new cases reported between 2000 and 2018 dropped by... More...

16.04.2020

Nachruf: Prof. Dr. Hermann Hecker (1. Oktober 1939 - 6. April 2020)

Als Sohn eines Chemikers, der in Uster, im Züribiet aufwuchs, war Hermann Hecker die Begeisterung für Naturwissenschaften gleichsam in die Wiege gelegt. Nach der Matura 1959 im... More...

15.04.2020

Kaspar Wyss New Deputy Director of Swiss TPH

Kaspar Wyss, Head of the Swiss Centre for International Health, was appointed Deputy Director of Swiss TPH starting in April 2020. He succeeds Nino Künzli who stepped down after 10... More...

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...