Manipulation of Human Immunity by Parasitic Worms

Approximately ten percent of the world's population is at risk of schistosomiasis, a neglected, tropical disease caused by species of the helminth Schistosoma. For the past 40 years, control of schistosomiasis has depended on the widespread use of a single drug, praziquantel. Despite its good...

Ongoing
01.12.2020 - 30.09.2021
Research project
Helminth Drug Development
Anna van Beek , Jennifer Keiser
EXPAND Chad - Expanding NTD and COVID-19 control to mobile pastoralists in Chad

The EXPAND project aims to expanding neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and COVID-19 surveillance and control to mobile pastoralists in Chad through the establishment of integrated surveillance and access to health information and services. It also works towards the prevention and treatment of...

Ongoing
01.11.2020 - 31.03.2022
Long term service project
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), former Department for International Development UK (DFID) / Ascend - Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
Anemia Prevention - Identify Bottlenecks of Anemia Prevention and Control in the West Bank and Gaza

In response to the Ministry of Health request, this World Bank mandate planned over September 2020 to March 2021 intends to identify bottlenecks related to anemia prevention and control in the West Bank and Gaza - Swiss TPH is partnering with researchers from two experienced local organizations: the...

Ongoing
19.10.2020 - 18.04.2021
Short term service project
World Bank (WB)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
ESA Commitment Evaluation - Evaluation of the Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern African (ESA)

Swiss TPH was recently awarded the mandate to conduct the evaluation of the Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), or in short, "ESA Commitment". This high-level...

Ongoing
19.10.2020 - 18.01.2021
Long term service project
United Nations Children Fund International (UNICEF) , United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) , World Health Organization (WHO) , United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) , United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) , MIET Africa
Swiss Centre for International Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
BAG KEA - Competence Centre for Epidemiological Outbreak Investigations

In Switzerland, foodborne infections such as listeriosis, salmonellosis or campylobacteriosis are notifiable diseases and are under close surveillance by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). Annually, one to three outbreaks of one of these diseases have been observed in Switzerland....

Ongoing
10.10.2020 - 01.10.2021
Long term service project
Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) / Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG)
Human Resources for Health
Helena Greter
Digital Technology - Policy and Technology Assessment of National Health Insurance Information Systems

There is a strong movement to apply digital technologies as a means of strengthening health systems and social protection delivery, in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) including innovations for demand generation, better management of information, and improved efficiency of health workers. ...

Ongoing
05.10.2020 - 31.07.2022
Long term service project, Evaluation project
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Human Resources for Health
Helen Prytherch
Healthy Life Project, Phase II - Healthy Life Project, Phase II: Reducing the Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Republic of Moldova

Background
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide. Like many countries, the Republic of Moldova faces a growing NCD mortality and morbidity burden: more than half of the population suffers from non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer,...

Ongoing
01.10.2020 - 30.09.2024
Long term service project
Human Resources for Health
Helen Prytherch
ADOPT - Adoption of Levo-Praziquantel 150mg for schistosomiasis by endemic countries (ADOPT)

Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease that poses a serious public health challenge. Current treatment recommendations and control efforts focus on distribution of praziquantel tablets to school-aged children and at-risk populations. Preschool-aged (≤5 years) children (PSAC) represent...

Ongoing
01.10.2020 - 30.09.2022
Long term service project
Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT)
Human Resources for Health
Peter Steinmann
MOOC IRM - Massive Open Online Course on Insecticide Resistance Management

 

The Global Plan for Insecticide Resistance Management (GPIRM) (WHO 2012) is the authoritative resource for Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) in the mosquito vectors of malaria. However, IRM is an applied science, and there is a need to translate theory into practice. Whilst there are...

Ongoing
01.10.2020 - 31.03.2021
Teaching and training project
Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC)
Health Interventions
Konstantina Boutsika
MR Gavi - Monitoring Review - Sao Tome and Principe

Following a Gavi Programme Capacity Assessment (PCA) performed in April 2016 by Swiss TPH covering Programme Management, Financial Management as well as Vaccines and Cold Chain Management (VCCM). Concrete measures were decided to improve the management of Gavi grants including more specifically the...

Ongoing
01.10.2020 - 31.12.2021
Long term service project
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan