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,...

Ongoing
01.03.2018 - 31.12.2020
Evaluation project, Research project
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund)
Health Interventions, Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel
MAS IM - Master of Advanced studies in Insurance Medicine

The MAS Insurance Medicine is a postgraduate programme of the university of Basel under the sponsorship of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). The programme is carried out by Swiss TPH, by asim Begutachtung (review) of the University Hospital of Basel and of EbIM (Evidence...

Ongoing
01.01.2018 - 01.01.2032
Teaching and training project
Education and Training, Society, Gender and Health, Professional Postgraduate Training
Bettina Friederike Schwind
Ongoing
01.01.2018 - 31.03.2020
Clinical / Intervention Trial
Medicor Foundation, Lichtenstein
Molecular Immunology
Gerd Pluschke
PATH malaria vaccine modelling

The malaria vaccine RTS,S is currently in Phase 4 studies and undergoing pilot implementation in 3 countries in Africa.  Supporting ongoing policy decisions by Gavi and MPAC/SAGE on RTS,S, model based estimates are required to take into account possible scenarios with other malaria interventions...

Ongoing
04.12.2017 - 31.01.2019
Research project
PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI)
Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
End Review of the ACT!2030 Phases one-four (December 2017 - February 2018): Youth-led, data-driven accountability for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Background
The world has more young people than ever before, offering an unprecedented opportunity to achieve the world’s development goals by prioritising the needs and wellbeing of this important group. At the same time, adolescents and youth face particular challenges in relation to their sexual...

Ongoing
01.12.2017 - 28.02.2018
Evaluation project
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
MMC elimination costing

The project will generate evidence on the trade-offs between cost and effectiveness of malaria elimination interventions. This includes surveillance and a range of targeted and focal malaria elimination interventions when added incrementally to current levels of routine malaria control and case...

Ongoing
01.12.2017 - 31.10.2020
Research project
Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
Great Lakes Health Program in Rwanda_Phasing out

Background
The prevalence of chronic malnutrition (i.e. stunting) among children under five in Rwanda is very high; stunting rates across the country average 38% for children under five and exceed 50% for children aged between 20 to 30 months. Different national strategies and decentralised programs...

Ongoing
18.10.2017 - 31.03.2019
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
PPSAC - HIV/AIDS Prevention in Central Africa, Phase V

Background
HIV/AIDS remains a major public health threat in the Central African Region. Given that condom use is a highly cost-effective intervention, the phase V of the HIV/AIDS prevention program ("Projet Prévention du VIH/SIDA en Afrique Central", PPSAC) assists the social marketing of condoms to...

Ongoing
01.10.2017 - 30.09.2020
Long term service project
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
KfW NTDs - Fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases in the CEMAC region

In 2017, an innovative project was launched to support neglected tropical disease (NTD) control and capacity building in five Central African countries. Under the project, interventions targeting NTDs will be sponsored as well as around 20 PhDs of regional students, all focusing their research on...

Ongoing
01.10.2017 - 30.09.2021
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
PaRTERRE - Prospective cohort study on skin cancer and residential radon exposure

Radon is a natural radioactive gas that penetrates into buildings from soil. It is well acknowledged that radon is the second common cause of lung cancer after smoking. Recently, some studies found indications that radon may increase the risk for skin cancer. A plausible mechanism would be radon...

Ongoing
01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Research project
Krebsforschung Schweiz
Environmental Exposures and Health
Danielle Vienneau