Support for the launch of calls for project proposals against neglected tropical diseases in Benin and Togo

The raison d’être of Anesvad is to improve the health of the most neglected people and communities. A major ongoing quest is the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) with a focus on skin NTDs through health system strengthening (HSS) from a human rights perspective. This is outlined in…

19.04.2024 - 30.06.2027
Long term service project
Diseases and Programmes
Peter Steinmann
Technical Assistance to Country-Led Evaluations Supported by the Global Financing Facility& Metareview of Evidence

Swiss TPH provides technical assistance to country organisations currently engaged in the implementation of Global Financing Facility (GFF) Investment Case (IC) evaluations, with the aim to strengthen their capacities to conduct high quality evaluations. GFF Investment Cases prioritise reproductive,…

16.04.2024 - 15.04.2027
Long term service project
World Bank (WB)
Systems Strengthening and Health Promotion
Helen Prytherch
Clinical Performance Evaluation and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of miLab platform for Supporting Malaria Control in Target Countries

Noul Inc, a South Korean start-up, has developed the miLab(TM) platform, which allows automated sample preparation to imaging and AI analysis of small amounts of blood samples. The platform is of potential high interested for malaria control, namely malaria diagnostics in low- and middle-income…

07.04.2024 - 31.10.2025
Long term service project
Swiss TPH
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
Studying the evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis across timescales and its consequences for drug resistance development and patient treatment outcomes

Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most important global health problems. With the COVID-19 pandemic receding, TB is once again the number one cause of human mortality due to infection. Moreover, multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) are among the most frequent…

01.04.2024 - 31.03.2028
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) / Project Funding
Tuberculosis Ecology and Evolution Unit
Sébastien Gagneux
Rabies literature review - Literature review on the progress of the 2018 Vaccine Investment Strategy (VIS)

In 2018, the Gavi Board approved the inclusion of Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) into the portfolio of vaccines to be funded in the 2021-2025 strategic period. Various challenges were identified in relation to its operationalisation leading to the elaboration of the 2018 VIS Rabies learning…

01.04.2024 - 31.07.2024
Short term service project
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Xavier Bosch-Capblanch
IMCI-PLUS - Point of Care Ultrasound for Pediatric Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in Sub-Saharan Africa

IMCI-PLUS is an inter-disciplinary, Pan-African-EU research partnership, with emphasis on capacity strengthening and mutual learning, to improve management of pediatric lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) – the leading cause of child morbidity and mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – by…

01.04.2024 - 30.09.2028
Research project, Teaching and training project, Intervention Study, Clinical Trial Medical Devices & IV diagnostica
European Commission (EU) / European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
BRANCH - Nutritional management of growth faltering in infants aged under six months in Asia and Africa. Study protocol for an individually randomised trial (‘BRANCH’)

The WHO Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing (WHO/MCA) will coordinate a multi-country, multi-centre randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effect of approaches to prevent and manage growth faltering in the first six months of life on wasting-free survival at…

07.02.2024 - 08.08.2026
Clinical Trial
World Health Organization (WHO)
Clinical Operations
Elisabeth Reus
IMVAHA - The impact of menstrual health management on the vaginal microbiome: Linking transdisciplinary health science and policy to improve safety and hygiene for the benefit of women’s health

At least one out of three to four women experiences vaginal health issues due to an unbalance of beneficial and harmful microbes. These microbes live in each vagina and are known as the vaginal microbiome. However, most women fear asking for help and are not aware of the army of microbes that…

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2024
Research project
Swiss Network for international Studies (SNIS)
Society, Gender and Health
Sonja Merten
AVITHRAPID - Antiviral Therapeutics for Rapid Response Against Pandemic Infectious Diseases

The European Consortium "Antiviral Therapeutics for Rapid Response Against Pandemic Infectious Diseases" (AVITHRAPID) aims to support the search for novel broad-spectrum antiviral compounds by advancing multiple approaches. Building on a pre-existing set of bioactive small molecules, which are at…

01.01.2024 - 30.06.2028
Clinical Trial, Research project
European Commission (EU) / Horizon Europe
Clinical Operations
Elisabeth Reus
DIMAS - Democratizing Neglected Tropical Diseases Interventions through Citizen Science for Improving Women’s Health in a Fragile Setting at Lake Chad

In crisis areas, health systems struggle to serve refugee, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host populations. A particular concern are diseases linked to insufficient water, sanitation and hygiene. Schistosomiasis is part of this group and affects people of all ages, while women and girls are…

01.01.2024 - 31.03.2027
Intervention Study
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Diseases and Programmes
Helena Greter