VITAL - Assessment of a viral load result-driven automated Differentiated Service Delivery Model for participants taking antiretroviral therapy in Lesotho

To sustainably provide good quality care to over 16.4 million people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa, care delivery has to shift from a “one-size-fits-all” approach to differentiated service delivery models. Such models should reallocate resources from patients who...

Ongoing
31.03.2020 - 01.04.2023
Clinical Trial
Clinical Research Unit
Nadine Bachmann , Niklaus Labhardt
Delivering an integrated decision analysis, monitoring & evaluation infrastructure to support more effective and responsive child and youth mental health systems

Mental illness in early life can have a devastating effect on the social, educational and economic future of young people, which in turn influences the mental wealth of countries across the globe. With over half the world’s population living in urban areas, decision-makers, who are often...

Ongoing
01.03.2020 - 28.02.2022
Long term service project
Fondation BOTNAR
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Salvador Camacho
EXPANSE - EXposome Powered tools for healthy living in urbAN SEttings

By 2030 more than 80% of Europe’s population will live and interact with a complex urban environment, consisting of a mixture of social and environmental factors. These factors include: where we live and work, where and what we eat, our social network, and what chemical substances we are exposed...

Ongoing
01.02.2020 - 31.12.2024
Research project
Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Environmental Exposures and Health
Nicole Probst-Hensch , Kees de Hoogh
DRTB-HDT - Stratified host-directed therapy for rifampicin-resistant TB: a randomized controlled multi-centre trial

Tuberculosis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Current TB treatments are inadequate, requiring patients closely adhere to multi-drug regimens that are long, complex, and often poorly tolerated. These concerns are greatly magnified in rifampicin-resistant (RIF-R) TB, an urgent...

Ongoing
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2024
Clinical Trial
Clinical Research Unit
Klaus Reither
AQH - Accessible Quality Healthcare Project, Kosovo, Phase II

Phase II of the Accessible Quality Health Care Project (2020-2023) supports the actors at municipal and national levels to deliver people centred high quality services to informed citizens, who actively participate in managing their own health and provide feedback to service providers. It continues...

Ongoing
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2023
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Human Resources for Health
Manfred Zahorka
TB TRIAGE+ - Community-based tuberculosis triage testing after symptom screening in hard-to-reach African populations: CAD4TB versus C-reactive protein

Background:
Tuberculosis (TB) is a poverty-related disease which particularly affects vulnerable and underserved
populations. Community-based TB triage testing as an integral part of multi-disease health campaigns has the
potential to offer an impactful diagnostic strategy for people living in rural...

Ongoing
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2024
Intervention Study
European Commission (EU) / European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP2)
Clinical TB
Klaus Reither
Technical evaluation of the Regional Funds for Health Promotion in Cameroon

Since 2012, GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) has been supporting the Ministry of Public Health of Cameroon (MINSANTE) through the "Project to Support Reproductive Health" (PASaR). This project is funded by the German Ministry of Cooperation (BMZ) and the State of Cameroon....

Ongoing
25.11.2019 - 30.04.2020
Short term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
Systems thinking for district manager decision-making

The Systems Thinking for Strengthening District Health Systems initiative takes a unique approach by supporting countries to apply systems thinking tools and practicesProjects List to understand and intervene in their local health system. Funded by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research...

Ongoing
01.11.2019 -
Intervention Study, Research project, Teaching and training project
Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR)
Household Health Systems
Daniel Cobos Muñoz
PoCHAS - Effects of airborne pollen on cardiorespiratory health and allergic symptoms

Airborne pollen allergies are increasing across Europe, and are a major health issue for 20% of the Swiss population. At the same time, the duration and intensity of the pollen season are changing due to climate change. Pollen allergy is often dismissed as “not so serious”, though missed workdays,...

Ongoing
01.11.2019 - 01.11.2023
Observational study
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Career Ambizione
Physical Hazards and Health
Marloes Eeftens
HPSS Tanzania, Phase III - Health Promotion and System Strengthening Project Exit Phase III

In the exit phase, the project undergoes a change of role from a facilitation role to the role of providing technical assistance to the Government of Tanzania (GoT) with the intent of mainstreaming HPSS interventions into existing government processes. Phases 1 and 2 concentrated on developing...

Ongoing
01.11.2019 - 31.10.2023
Long term service project
GIVE MOVE - Genotype-Informed Versus Empiric Management of VirEmia: A Randomised Clinical Trial

Background: HIV-1-positive children and adolescents receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) suffer high rates of treatment failure, predominantly caused by poor adherence to therapy and/or viral drug resistance. While high-income countries routinely use genotypic resistance testing (GRT), this...

Ongoing
01.10.2019 - 30.09.2022
Clinical Trial, Intervention Study, Research project, PhD project
Clinical Research Unit
Jennifer Brown , Niklaus Labhardt
Niger WASH Endline - WB Niger WASH Cash transfer - Impact Evaluation Endline Survey Integrated WASH/Cash Transfer Program in Niger (Sahel Adaptive Safety Net Program)

In 2017, 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”, and has now in 2019 been mandated to implent the according endline survey. The national sub-contractor for...

Ongoing
13.09.2019 - 28.02.2020
Short term service project
The World Bank
Human Resources for Health
Peter Steinmann
Monitoring Agent Niger - Monitoring Agent for a Measles follow up Campaign in Niger

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (Gavi) mandated Swiss TPH in July 2019 to conduct a mission of Monitoring Agent (MA) to ensure the following-up of the 2019´s Anti-Measles vaccination campaign for children in Niger.
The main objective of the campaign monitoring is to evaluate the...

Ongoing
01.09.2019 - 30.06.2020
Long term service project
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
HELP - Collaboration for innovation: Establishment of a pan-nematode drug development platform

To target helminth elimination, a drug research and development (R&D) pipeline is needed to provide new chemotherapeutics that effectively eliminate or sterilize adult worms, thus bringing about the paradigm shift necessary to reach the 2030 SDG goals on health.

Our consortium proposes to establish...

Ongoing
01.09.2019 - 31.08.2024
Research project, Clinical Trial
European Commission (EU) / Horizon 2020
Helminth Drug Development
Jennifer Keiser
Evidence for change as emerging from the r4d public health

15 projects jointly funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) within the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) have produced various new scientific evidence in the field of public health of potential...

Ongoing
01.09.2019 - 28.02.2021
Long term service project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF)
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
Evaluations Projekt Sturzprävention in der Gesundheitsvorsorge, -Überführung in die Regelversorgung

 

Chronisch kranke, häufig multimorbide ältere Menschen haben ein erhöhtes Sturz- und damit Verletzungsrisiko. Das Projekt StoppSturz - Sturzprävention in der Gesundheitsversorgung - hat zum Ziel, in den vier Pilotkantonen St. Gallen, Bern, Graubünden und Jura bis Ende 2022 die Sturzprävention für...

Ongoing
04.07.2019 - 31.05.2023
Long term service project
Health Promotion Switzerland / Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz
Swiss Centre for International Health
Jana Gerold
TIMCI - Tools for Intergrated Management of Childhood Illness

Despite progress in reducing child mortality, an estimated 5.4 million children under five years of age died of preventable causes in 2017 including pneumonia (24%), diarrhoea (15%), and malaria (9%). Global inequity persists, with a mortality rate in sub-Saharan Africa that is 14 times higher than...

Ongoing
01.07.2019 - 30.06.2023
Long term service project
UNITAID
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Fabian Schär
TDR SORT IT Model - Undertake an analysis of needs and opportunities and develop a technical assistance plan to integrate the SORT IT model within Global Fund grants in seleceted countries

Swiss TPH collaborates with TDR/WHO to create a document for the beneficiaries of Global Fund grants to guide them in the incorporation of operational/implementation research into their healthcare systems. This project requires the involvement of different stakeholders such as beneficiaries, TDR,...

Ongoing
07.06.2019 - 29.11.2019
Short term service project
World Health Organization (WHO)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Salvador Camacho
Immunization Supply Chain Tools - Consultancy for the Immunization Supply Chain Tools Assessment

For more than a decade the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have been supporting the Expanded Programmes on Immunisation (EPI) with tools that allow for a better follow-up at both central and district or regional levels. The technology deployed for...

Ongoing
20.05.2019 - 31.01.2020
Short term service project
United Nations Children Fund International (UNICEF)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
HAP - Health for All, Albania - Phase 2

Context

Albania’s has shown encouraging developments in recent years underlined by economic growth. At the same time the health sector is affected by a broad array of challenges, ranging from issues of health service financing, resource mobilization, health service management, as well as...

Ongoing
01.04.2019 - 31.03.2023
Long term service project
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss