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...

13.06.2019

Reducing the Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in Moldova

In Moldova, over half of the population suffers from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The Government of the Republic of Moldova and the Swiss Agency for Development and... More...

04.06.2019

European Scientists Call for Climate Action

A new report highlights an alarming range of health risks in Europe due to climate change and the benefits of a rapid phase out of fossil fuels. The report entitled “The imperative... More...

17.05.2019

New Findings on Malaria Vaccine

Protection by the malaria vaccine RTS,S is not only a matter of antibody quantity but also of quality. These are the findings of a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global... More...

16.05.2019

Flu Prevention in Switzerland

A nationwide systematic survey of 97 organisations carried out by Swiss TPH shows that authorities, hospitals, institutions and organisations in Switzerland have long been... More...

02.05.2019

Farewell to Thierry Freyvogel

A few days before his 90th birthday, Thierry Alfred Freyvogel-Jenny (4 May 1929 - 24 April 2019) passed away peacefully at home. We have lost a sensitive, farsighted, witty and... More...

24.04.2019

Two Decades of Swiss Leadership for New Malaria Medicines

On World Malaria Day 2019, Swiss organizations look back on a long history of successful public-private collaboration for new malaria medicines. Switzerland’s leading role in the... More...

04.04.2019

New Project on Child Health in Tanzania

Fondation Botnar has awarded CHF 7 million to researchers from Lausanne for further deployment of electronic diagnostic and treatment tools based on algorithms, which will help... More...

14.02.2019

Swiss-Tanzanian Cooperation: Achieving Universal Health Coverage

In Tanzania, two thirds of the population lacks basic health insurance. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) together with Swiss TPH and other partners now... More...

13.02.2019

Besuch des Regierungsrats Basel-Landschaft am Swiss TPH

Am 12. Februar 2019 besuchte der Gesamtregierungsrat Basel-Landschaft das Schweizerische Tropen- und Public Health-Institut (Swiss TPH) und gewann so einen Einblick in die... More...

07.02.2019

Pfizer-Preis geht an zwei Swiss TPH Forscher

Kristina Keitel-Hasler und Niklaus Labhardt, beide Forscher in der Clinical Research Unit am Swiss TPH, erhalten den Pfizer Forschungspreis 2019. Der Forschungspreis der Stiftung... More...

31.01.2019

Scientifically Proven: Air Pollution Harms Health

The debate on air quality standards for ambient air pollutants such as nitrogen oxide, particulate matter and ozone has revived in Germany last week. The International Society for... More...

18.12.2018

Buruli Ulcer: Promising New Drug Candidate Against a Forgotten Disease

Buruli ulcer is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) resulting in debilitating skin lesions, disabilities and stigmatisation. The current antibiotic treatment is long and has severe... More...

14.12.2018

Modelling for New Schistosomiasis Treatment Thresholds

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic worm infection affecting 250 million people globally. The current prevalence thresholds for preventive chemotherapy of intestinal schistosomiasis are... More...

07.12.2018

R. Geigy-Preis 2018 geht an Stella Hartinger-Peña

Die Peruanerin Stella Hartinger-Peña erhält den mit 20'000 CHF dotierten R. Geigy-Preis 2018. Die Basler R. Geigy-Stiftung würdigt damit ihre Verdienste im Kampf gegen... More...

26.11.2018

Zehn Jahre Versicherungsmedizin

Seit zehn Jahren wird an der Universität Basel der im deutschsprachigen Raum einzigartige Master-Studiengang in Versicherungsmedizin angeboten. Seit drei Jahren ist die... More...