Heat and health: The effect of heat islands, green space and other factors

Numerous studies have reported an association between high ambient temperatures and mortality or morbidity. In this project we aim to assess the effect of various environmental and socio-demographic factors that may modify these associations. A better understanding of how urban heat islands,...

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021
Research project
Service de la santé publique (SSP) , Gruppo operativo salute e ambiente (GOSA)
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martina Ragettli
COI Surveillance - Reinforcement of the regional epidemiological surveillance network of the Indian Ocean Commission


Conseil Santé (France) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute – Swiss TPH (Switzerland) provide a range of services related to the “Assistance to the project leader of the project strengthening of regional networks for epidemiological surveillance RSIE III of the Indian Ocean...

11.11.2018 - 31.08.2022
Long term service project
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
EFQM - Excellence in Research, Service, Teaching, Management and Administration - Swiss TPH works with the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model

Die AHV-Lohnsumme des Swiss TPH hat sich in den letzten zehn Jahren verdreifacht. Dieses erfreuliche Wachstum wirkt sich äusserst positiv auf die Erfüllung unseres Mandats aus: Wir leisten mit unserer Forschung, Umsetzung, Lehre, aber auch mit dem Netzwerk des Managements und der Effizienz der...

01.10.2018 - 30.09.2019
Organisational Development Project
Project and Grant Service
Marco Waser , Astrid Mattes
Novel Approaches to Improve Quality of Lymphatic Filariasis Interventions

Introduction: The World Health Organization resolved to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF), a severely disfiguring and debilitating mosquito-borne infection, as a public health problem by the year 2020 through a two-pronged approach: interrupting transmission through the mass drug administration...

01.09.2018 -
PhD project
United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) , United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Peter Odermatt
EFQM AP Project LifeCycle - Compliance aller Swiss TPH Projektleitenden während der Drittmittelakquise zur Schärfung der strategischen Ausrichtung und der Qualitätssteigerung der Budgetierung

Forschungs- und Dienstleistungsprojekte zu akquirieren und erfolgreich umzusetzen sind Kernprozesse am Swiss TPH. Die hohe Produktivität des Instituts mit 146 (2017) aktiven Projekten und einer sehr dynamischen Projekt-Pipeline erfordert einen klar definierten Prozess, um Projektverantwortliche in...

01.09.2018 - 16.09.2019
Organisational Development Project
Institutsleitungs-Konferenz ILK
Project and Grant Service, Finances
Marco Waser
Survey of participants of clinical research

As part of the Human Research Act, which came into force as a federal law in 2014, the Federal Office of Public Health is obliged to review its effectiveness, regulation and appropriateness. The Human Research Act lays down uniform provisions for human research. On the one hand, it is about...

20.08.2018 - 30.11.2019
Long term service project
NCD-Peru - Household burden of disease and NCD control and prevention – Understanding patient perceptions and health systems use in the Peruvian Andes


By the end of the 20th century Peru entered in to an epidemic transition with mortality rates of infectious and maternal diseases declining and NCD’s emerging, changing national public health profile and actions significantly. NCD’s account for the majority of deaths in contemporary Peru. National...

01.08.2018 - 31.12.2022
Research project, PhD project, Observational study
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Daniel Mäusezahl
SwissLegio - Legionnaires' diseases: Prestudies on the Epidemiology in Switzerland

Legionella spp. are common environmental bacteria, living in fresh water. They are also known to cultivate in man-made water reservoirs such as cooling towers or shower heads. Infection may lead to legionellosis, a group of diseases ranging from a mild, flu-like illness (Pontiac fever),...

01.07.2018 - 30.01.2020
Research project, PhD project
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Fabienne Fischer , Daniel Mäusezahl
LUDOK - Lufthygienische Dokumentationsstelle 2018-2021

Die vom Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU) finanzierte Dokumentationsstelle LUDOK am Schweizerischen Tropen und Public Health Institut (Swiss TPH) liefert seit 30 Jahren evidenzbasierte Informationen zu den gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen der Luftverschmutzung auf den Menschen, wie dies für die Umsetzung des...

01.06.2018 - 31.12.2021
Long term service project, Research project
Federal Office for the Environment (BAFU)
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Meltem Kutlar Joss
PNG-NMCP 2018-2019 - Evaluation of the Papua New Guinea National Malaria Control Program, 2018-2020

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has long been considered the country with the highest malaria transmission outside of sub-Saharan Africa. Over 90% of the approximately 8 million people are at risk of malaria infection, with Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax both being endemic across the country.

Since 2004,...

01.03.2018 - 31.12.2020
Evaluation project, Research project
Health Interventions, Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel