External final evaluation of "Impact of air pollution on maternal and child health" project in Mongolia - 2018-2022

Air pollution in urban Mongolia has become a public health crisis where every child and pregnancy is at risk. In winter months, the levels of PM2.5 pollution in Ulaanbaatar city (UB) can reach 1,985 micrograms per cubic meter — nearly 80 times the level WHO recommends as safe1. The vast majority of...

Ongoing
15.12.2021 - 30.04.2022
Short term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Digital Health Unit
Leah Bohle
COVAX Rollout Cameroon - Monitoring Agent Services for COVAX Rollout in Cameroon

The COVAX Facility (COVAX) is a global risk sharing mechanism of pooled procurement and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. COVAX provides a global solution to the equitable distribution of vaccines to the 190 participating countries and economies. The COVAX Advance Market Commitment...

Ongoing
10.11.2021 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Bertrand Chenin
Biovision ExCap - Experience Captialisation of Biovision’s environmental-friendly Malaria and African animal trypanosomiasis control projects from 2005-2020 for greater impact

At the core of Biovision’s engagement are agroecological transformations including innovative community-led interventions for the control of vector-borne human, animal and plant diseases. The current mandate focuses on programmes for Malaria and AAT control with a flagship character that had been...

Ongoing
01.11.2021 - 28.02.2022
Short term service project
Biovision
Health Systems Support
Helena Greter
SaDAPT - Same-Day ART initiation persons with HIV and Presumptive Tuberculosis

The SaDAPT (Same-Day ART in persons with HIV and Presumptive Tuberculosis) study, a randomized controlled clinical trial in Lesotho and Malawi, is investigating the hitherto unanswered question of when antiretroviral therapy in persons tested positive for HIV should be started when they...

Ongoing
01.10.2021 - 30.09.2024
Clinical Trial
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
International HIV and Chronic Disease Care, Clinical Research Unit
Niklaus Labhardt
SwissLEGIO - Legionnaires’ disease in Switzerland: A prospective, national case-control and molecular source attribution study

Legionnaires’ disease (LD) is a severe form of pneumonia. The disease is notifiable to the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). In the past 5 years, the number of reported cases has doubled, reaching an annual incidence of 6.5 cases per 100'000 population in 2019. The cause for this...

Ongoing
30.09.2021 - 31.12.2024
Research project, Observational study, PhD project
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Daniel Mäusezahl
Mathematical modelling to examine disease, control measures, vaccine interactions and resistance to guide public health and disease elimination strategies

Mathematical models are increasingly important to understand new and existing diseases and for planning how we tackle these diseases. Models with enough detail of how a disease interacts with the body, how drugs and other interventions affect the disease, and how health systems respond can help us...

Ongoing
01.09.2021 - 31.08.2023
Research project
Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
EPOCH - Women’s political EmPOwerment and Child Health

Although increasing women’s representation in political decision-making has the potential to significantly improve child health and development in LMIC, existing evidence is almost exclusively observational with little to know knowledge on the exact mechanisms linking both dimensions. To address...

Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.12.2023
Evaluation project
European Commission (EU) / Horizon 2020
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
TraNQuIL2 - Toward prevention of health effects from acute and chronic noise exposure

Epidemiological research in the last decade has revealed associations between various cardiometabolic diseases and road, railway and aircraft noise. However, still little is known about mental health effects and most effective interventions to reduce health burden from transportation noise exposure.

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Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.07.2025
Research project
Environmental Exposures and Health, Physical Hazards and Health, Environmental Exposure Modelling
Martin Röösli
Core Malaria Modelling

This collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) will support core malaria model development at Swiss TPH, including the improvement and maintenance of the Disease Modelling unit's publicly available individual-based model, OpenMalaria, and new mathematical models to answer...

Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.07.2024
Research project
Disease Modelling, Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny , Nakul Chitnis
NICE - Nutrition in City Ecosystems

The Nutrition in City Ecosystems (NICE) project connects the demand and supply side of food systems, engages women and youth - including through social business models - and builds local governance capacity initially in two secondary cities each in Bangladesh, Kenya and Rwanda. Emphasis is placed on...

Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.07.2025
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch