Boosting Public Discourse: Towards a Targeted, Evidence-Based Strategy to Improve Moral Reasoning

The public discourses on Covid-19 during the pandemic years have highlighted the importance of a common understanding of key moral terms such as ‘autonomy’,  ‘solidarity, or ‘proportionality’ for a successful communication between autorities, the media, or the health system, and the general public.…

Ongoing
01.01.2023 - 31.12.2025
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) / Programme NRP
Society, Gender and Health
Sonja Merten
Purchase of Supporting Country-Level Zero-TCA in Gambia

Swiss TPH will support the Country Programme Team in Gambia’s Zero-Dose and Reach efforts by reinforcing the capacity of the Gambia’s Ministry of Health (MoH) Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI) staff at the national, regional and operational level, in the effective use of data for improved…

Ongoing
01.12.2022 - 31.12.2023
Long term service project
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Luis Segura
One Health and citizen science approaches for contextualized community-led interventions tackling water-borne parasitic diseases in Chad

Given the complexity of vector-borne diseases that depend on biotic, abiotic and socio-cultural factors, an integrative approach is vital for effective and successful control. Therefore, this projects links ecologists, epidemiologists, geographers, social scientists, veterinarians from different…

Ongoing
01.11.2022 - 31.10.2024
Research project
Swiss Network for international Studies (SNIS)
IHS - Integrated Health Services in Kosovo, Phase I

The Integrated Health Services (IHS) project aims at improving the availability, quality and continuity of care for patients with non-communicable diseases by strengthening related clinical, managerial and governance processes in two General Hospitals. IHS enhances coordination and referral between…

Ongoing
01.11.2022 - 31.10.2026
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
TRACCTION - Towards the elimination of cervical cancer: transdisciplinary science for smarter implementation strategies

Researchers from Tanzania and Switzerland are investigating barriers and gaps in health care and, together with women from the population, are developing new ideas for better accepted early detection and consistent treatment of cervical cancer and its precursors.

Ongoing
01.10.2022 - 30.09.2025
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) / Programme SPIRIT
Gender and Inequities
Sonja Merten , Julia Bohlius
Combining sociological, economic and epidemiological evidence to target malaria interventions in Papua New Guinea and beyond

To improve the (cost-) effectiveness of malaria control and accelerate progress towards elimination, control measures must be tailored to sub-national levels to account for local heterogeneity. The World Health Organization encourages the use of data for stratified implementation of interventions.…

Ongoing
01.10.2022 - 30.09.2024
Research project
Swiss Network for international Studies (SNIS)
Intervention Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel
Tools4BU - New tools for early diagnosis and decentralized treatment of Buruli ulcer

Mycobacterium ulcerans is causing the chronic skin disease Buruli ulcer (BU) which is characterized by skin ulcers that expand over extended periods, if not treated. The major burden of BU falls on children in West Africa, where BU is often leading to stigmatization and permanent disabilities. As…

Ongoing
01.09.2022 - 31.08.2026
Research project
Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH)
Medicines Development Unit
Daniel Paris
FACE-IT - Feasibility and Economic Evaluation of Improved Child Deworming

Parasitic worm infections are still very common, particularly among children living in areas with limited access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Additionally, this age group is at highest risk of morbidity associated with chronic worm infections. Current disease control efforts…

Ongoing
01.09.2022 - 31.08.2026
Intervention Study
Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH)
Helminth Drug Development
Jennifer Keiser
Accessible Mental Health Care: Needs and Capacity Assessment and Intervention Development for “The Kosovo-Strong Minds Programme”

 

Background and Rationale: Mental health care services remain severely limited in many low resourced settings despite the large need for attending population’s needs. Mental health care needs assessments are an essential first step to implement effective interventions towards improving mental…

Ongoing
01.09.2022 - 01.09.2024
Research project, Evaluation project
University of Basel / Förderung exzellenter Nachwuchsforschender
Epidemiology and Public Health, Genetic Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
Irene Falgas Bague
RHIS - Making the case for investing in Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS) to achieve the health-related SDGs

Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS) are the basis for decision-making in health service delivery, from frontline health workers up to national authorities and the international community. Although RHIS are not the only knowledge source for decision-making, they are crucial because they host…

Ongoing
01.09.2022 - 31.03.2023
Short term service project
World Health Organization (WHO)
Health Systems and Policy
Xavier Bosch-Capblanch