WB Niger WASH Cash transfer - Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey Integrated WASH/Cash Transfer Program in Niger (Sahel Adaptive Safety Net Program)

SCIH/Swiss TPH was mandated by the World Bank with the implementation of the survey “Baseline Survey for the Impact Evaluation of the Integrated WASH/Cash Transfer program in Niger”. The national sub-contractor for the implementation of the survey is the Réseau International Schistosomiases...

still running
03.05.2017 - 30.09.2017
Short term service project
World Bank (WB)
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
Developing a modelling framework for malaria transmission prevention tools

Following years of investment in strategies to control malaria, elimination is now being considered. But optimal delivery strategies and profiles for new tools for elimination differ from those of disease control. The efficacy profiles of new drugs, vaccines and vector control, along with how to...

still running
01.05.2017 - 31.03.2018
Research project
Health Systems Research and Dynamical Modelling
Melissa Penny
WHO AGSM piloting - Piloting a new WHO framework to support the development of public health strategies on artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the context of the Minamata Convention

The artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector produces about 12-15% of the world's gold and occupies an estimated 10-15 million miners globally. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions...

still running
01.03.2017 - 31.12.2018
Long term service project, Evaluation project
World Health Organization (WHO)
Health Systems Support
Mirko Winkler
Cyanide use in artisanal small-scale gold mining in Burkina Faso: health effects, environmental burden and societal dimensions

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is an important activity in many developing countries as it provides a primary and additional source of income, particularly in rural regions where economic alternatives to agriculture are limited. In addition to the use of mercury in ASGM, cyanide...

still running
01.02.2017 - 01.03.2018
Research project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
Capacity building in health impact assessment (HIA) training and research in Vietnam

Health impact assessment (HIA) is an interdisciplinary approach that aims at predicting and managing potential positive and negative health effects of policies, programmes, and projects on affected communities and populations. HIA has been developed over the past two decades and became an...

still running
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017
Research project, Teaching and training project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
still running
31.10.2016 - 30.06.2017
Short term service project, Research project
Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU)
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martin Röösli
Gates combination chemotherapy - Co-Administration Drug Therapy against Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis: from Efficacy and Safety to Community Effectiveness

This research project is aligned with priorities of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, namely integrating drug discovery and drug development with modeling. Aiming to strengthen capacity at the institute for model based research and development of existing and novel drugs we propose to...

still running
14.10.2016 - 31.10.2018
Research project, Clinical / Intervention Trial
Helminth Drug Development
Jennifer Keiser
Characterization of the interaction network of exported proteins in Plasmodium falciparum

The rational to study the interaction network of exported proteins in Plasmodium falciparum lies in the crucial importance of the export of virulence factors to the surface of infected host cells and other modifications allowing the parasite’s survival in its host cell which are the sole cause of...

still running
01.10.2016 - 30.09.2019
Research project
Molecular Parasitology and Epidemiology
Hans-Peter Beck
PESTROP - Pesticide use in tropical settings

PESTROP is an inter- and trans-disciplinary research project, studying environmental, health and institutional dimensions of pesticide use in tropical settings.

Background: Pesticides are intensively used in agriculture worldwide. While it is well established that pesticide exposure accounts...

still running
01.10.2016 - 09.03.2018
Research project
Swiss Network for international Studies (SNIS)
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
National Nutrition Survey in Tajikistan

Background
Nutritional disorders such as anemia, vitamin A or iodine deficiency are frequent in Tajikistan and remain a major concern. Therefore, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MoHSP) Tajikistan conduct a national survey...

still running
05.09.2016 - 04.10.2017
Short term service project
United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss