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...

23.11.2018

Daniel H. Paris: Professor für Tropen- und Reisemedizin an der Universität Basel

Prof. Dr. med. Daniel H. Paris, Leiter Departement Medizin am Swiss TPH, wurde auf den 1. Dezember 2018 vom Universitätsrat der Universität Basel zum Associate Professor für... More...

19.11.2018

Fexinidazole - First All-Oral Treatment for Sleeping Sickness Approved

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has adopted a positive opinion of fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment that has been shown to... More...

24.10.2018

Air Pollution and Noise Increase Risk for Heart Attacks

Air pollution and transportation noise are both associated with an increased risk of heart attacks. Studies on air pollution, which do not take into account traffic noise, tend to... More...

23.10.2018

National Launch of Jazia Prime Vendor System in Tanzania

To supplement medicines and supplies that are out of stock at the Medical Stores Department (MSD) in Tanzania, Swiss TPH developed the Jazia Prime Vendor System (Jazia PVS). Jazia... More...

28.09.2018

Targeted Vaccination to Interrupt Rabies Transmission

Although the disease is preventable, rabies continues to kill more than 60,000 people per year – mainly children in Asia and Africa. New research by Swiss TPH may pave the way to... More...

18.09.2018

University of Basel and ETH Zurich Combine Cutting-Edge Research for Children and Adolescents Worldwide

Today, the University of Basel and ETH Zurich co-founded the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) in Basel. They bring together top scientists and clinical researchers... More...

11.09.2018

Open Source Health Insurance Initiative at DayOne Conference

Health insurance schemes are spreading in low- and middle-income countries. However, they often fail to achieve scale as they lack the organisational, human and technological... More...

29.08.2018

50 years of Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research

The Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR), a long-standing partner of Swiss TPH, celebrates its 50th anniversary. Swiss TPH will take part in the anniversary... More...

29.08.2018

New Findings about Diagnostic Tools for Malaria Elimination

Together with international partners, Swiss TPH conducted a study to assess multiple diagnostic tests intended to support malaria elimination. Results published yesterday in The... More...