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
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
MR Burundi - Monitoring Review Burundi

Monitor the implementation of the Grant Management Requirements (GMRs) as well as any relevant audit recommendations.
Monitor the financial performance of the grant:

     

  • Verify that financial records are maintained accurately
  • Financial reports submitted to Gavi in due time
  • Provide additional assurance...

Ongoing
28.06.2021 - 15.10.2021
Short term service project
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Jean-Pierre Juif
MIS Malawi - Malawi Malaria Indicator Survey Quality Assurance Services

Malaria indicator surveys are an important source of data on disease burden (parasite prevalence, fever prevalence, etc), and coverage of malaria prevention and case management interventions, particularly in high and moderate transmission settings. The quality of evidence generated through such...

Ongoing
21.06.2021 - 31.12.2021
Short term service project
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Luis Segura
Provision of Technical Assistance for Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery Preparation and Readiness

The introduction of a new vaccine provides many opportunities as well as challenges to improve a country’s overall immunization programme as well as its health services and health system. Many of the activities carried out to prepare, implement and monitor the introduction of COVID-19 vaccination...

Ongoing
28.05.2021 - 31.12.2021
Short term service project
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Bertrand Chenin
BACOBA - BAP5191 - First in human trial on cutaneous leishmaniasis

 The aim of this translational research project is to conduct a first in human (clinical phase I) study and test BAP5191, a new chemical entity intended to be the first topical cure for cutaneous leishmaniasis – a neglected stigmatizing and debilitating tropical disease with an estimated 600 000 to...

Ongoing
01.05.2021 - 30.04.2023
Clinical Trial
Innosuisse - Swiss Innovation Agency / Innovation project with implementation partners
Clinical Operations, Clinical Statistics and Data Management
Elisabeth Reus , Sonja Bernhard
SoUHCC - State of UHC Commitment

In September 2019, world leaders endorsed universal health coverage (UHC), the most ambitious and comprehensive political declaration on health in history. By endorsing the declaration, they committed to ensuring that, by 2030, everyone in every country can receive all the quality health services...

Ongoing
01.04.2021 - 31.12.2021
Research project
World Health Organization (WHO)
Health Systems and Policy
Daniel Cobos Muñoz
Urban Population Health Initiative

Novartis Foundation is developing a strategy focusing on the health of urban populations. The aim is comprehensively improved prevention and care to sustainably reduce and prevent morbidity and mortality. Initial focus is on cardio-vascular health while other non-communicable conditions such as...

Ongoing
01.04.2021 - 31.03.2022
Long term service project
Novartis Foundation
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
BU-MYCOLAC - A Buruli ulcer mycolactone (BU-MYCOLAC) rapid diagnostic test to enhance early diagnosis and treatment

The current gold standard for the laboratory diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer) is a PCR-based assay. In the endemic African countries this assay is established only at a few central reference centers. Therefore, there is urgent need for the development of a rapid...

Ongoing
01.04.2021 - 31.03.2023
Clinical Trial
QHIAS - Quantification of Health Impact of Air pollution in Switzerland

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health impact assessment (HIA) as “a combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, programme or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within the population”....

Ongoing
01.03.2021 - 30.09.2023
Research project
Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU)
Environmental Exposures and Health, Physical Hazards and Health
Nino Künzli , Martin Röösli
SwissNIS - Study to Continuously Monitor Electromagnetic Fields Exposure in Switzerland

Use of electricity is accompanied with extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic and electric fields. Communication devices are emitting radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF). Thus, the population is exposed in their everyday life to numerous EMF sources emitting different frequencies and...

Ongoing
01.03.2021 -
Research project
Physical Hazards and Health
Martin Röösli
Boavista - Survive and Thrive Boa Vista Early Childhood Program

 

Background:  A growing body of evidence suggests that early life health and developmental outcomes can be improved through parental support programs. The objective of this project was to test the feasibility, impact, and relative cost-effectiveness of home visiting programs as well as center-based...

Ongoing
01.02.2021 - 31.12.2022
Intervention Study
Grand Challenges Canada
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
A longitudinal mixed-methods investigation of masculinity, stigma, and disclosure on men’s ART initiation in South Africa

Engaging and retaining men in HIV care is critical to the success of ending the HIV epidemic, particularly in South Africa where over 7.9 million people live with HIV. Idealized forms of masculinity may impede men’s antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation through non-disclosure of HIV status. This...

Ongoing
31.01.2021 - 15.01.2023
Observational study
Clinical Research Unit
Jennifer Belus
Support to Health Sector Reform in the Aral Sea Region

Swiss TPH and its local partner ISIDA Consulting Company are implementing a feasibility study on behalf of the KfW Development Bank and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan that focuses on further developing the health system in the Aral Sea Region.

Deliverables include a concept...

Ongoing
31.01.2021 - 31.12.2021
Short term service project
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
PNG NMCP 2021-23 - Papua New Guinea National Malaria Control Programme Evaluation and Operational Research 2021 to 2023

Papua New Guinea (PNG), a country of over 8 million people in the South Pacific, exhibits a complex malaria epidemiology with marked heterogeneity in malaria transmission. With financial support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP)...

Ongoing
01.01.2021 - 31.12.2023
Evaluation project, Research project, Observational study
Intervention Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel
AMED - Outlining the institutional set up of the AMED scheme along with its functions and operational processes

Learn more by reading our report here

Chad Government is engaged in an ambitious reform to make the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) legislation operational with its three pillars defined as follows: a) contribution-based scheme for the formal sector, b) contribution-based scheme for the...

Ongoing
22.12.2020 - 29.04.2021
Short term service project
Health Systems Support
Damien Revault
openIMIS Implementation - Expanding the knowledge base and increasing implementations

As more countries strive for Universal Health Coverage and Universal Social Protection, the number of interested and engaged stakeholders increases, adding to the organizational complexity of healthcare systems. The openIMIS (Opensource Insurance Management Information System) Initiative presents an...

Ongoing
04.12.2020 - 31.08.2022
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Siddharth Srivastava , Helen Prytherch