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...

28.11.2019

Public-private partnership launched to develop new drugs for parasitic worm infections

A new consortium of research institutes, universities, not-for-profit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies has teamed up to develop novel drugs for infections caused by... More...

24.10.2019

The Effects of the Scorching Summer of 2018 on Health

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) analysed the health consequences of the hot and dry summer of 2018 for the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). The... More...

18.10.2019

Emergency Ward in Tanzania Wins Else Kröner Fresenius Award

Martin Rohacek from Swiss TPH and the Ifakara Health Institute receives this year's Else Kröner Fresenius Award for his commitment to the establishment of an emergency ward for the... More...

02.10.2019

Swiss TPH and PNGIMR: Strengthening a 30-Year Partnership

On 13 September 2019, Swiss TPH signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR) to strengthen a decades-long partnership... More...

26.09.2019

Foundation stone laid for new Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Today, Thursday 26 September 2019, the foundation stone was laid (“Grundsteinlegung”) for the new building of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) at the... More...

26.09.2019

High-Tech Sensors and Blockchain: New Avenues Towards Elimination of Rabies

Rabies continues to kill approximately 60,000 people every year, mainly in Africa and Asia. In order to reach the goal to eliminate dog-mediated human rabies worldwide by 2030,... More...

25.09.2019

Improving the Quality of Care in Tajikistan through Medical Education

With two-thirds of Tajikistan’s population living in rural areas, primary healthcare remains a critical component in the drive to make quality healthcare more accessible, with... More...

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...