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
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
Rapid Assessment of World Bank COVID-19 Multi-Phase Programmatic Approach

The World Bank supports around 100 country responses to COVID-19 through loans and grants totalling over USD 6 billion. Funding is based either on the Multi-phase Programmatic Approach (MPA) model or through restructuring existing projects. The WB intends to assess the pertinence of the original...

Ongoing
25.06.2020 - 31.03.2021
Short term service project
Vital Strategies
Health Systems Support
Kate Molesworth , Peter Steinmann
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
PZQ Phase IV - Treating schistosomiasis in preschool-aged children: development, registration and access to L-praziquantel orally disintegrating tablet formulation

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium is developing an orally dispersible tablet (ODT) of praziquantel (PZQ) that is suitable for preschool-age children infected with schistosomiasis.

The focus of the work package Communication and Access is to continue, in close collaboration with WHO-NTD, the...

Ongoing
01.04.2019 - 31.03.2021
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
COI Surveillance - Reinforcement of the regional epidemiological surveillance network of the Indian Ocean Commission

 

Conseil Santé (France) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute – Swiss TPH (Switzerland) provide a range of services related to the “Assistance to the project leader of the project strengthening of regional networks for epidemiological surveillance RSIE III of the Indian Ocean...

Ongoing
11.11.2018 - 31.08.2022
Long term service project
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
KfW NTDs - Fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases in the CEMAC region

In 2017, an innovative project was launched to support neglected tropical disease (NTD) control and capacity building in five Central African countries. Under the project, interventions targeting NTDs will be sponsored as well as around 20 PhDs of regional students, all focusing their research on...

Ongoing
01.10.2017 - 30.09.2021
Long term service project
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
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...

Ongoing
03.05.2017 - 31.12.2017
Short term service project
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
WASH Survey Senegal - Household Survey to Assess Hygiene and Sanitation Behavior as well as the Willingness to Pay in Rural Senegal

The indicators for access to drinking water in Senegal suggest that 33% of the population still satisfies their needs from unimproved sources. Access to water is also fundamental to good hygiene behavior, notably for washing hands. However, in rural areas, dedicated hand washing stations have been...

02.02.2015 - 15.08.2015
Short term service project
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
LPEP - Surveillance to Evaluate the Approach and Impact of Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Leprosy is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. After an incubation period that can last years, the disease mainly affects peripheral nerves and the skin. If untreated, it may lead to loss of sensation and result in serious disabilities. The reported number of new leprosy patients...

Ongoing
01.12.2014 - 31.12.2019
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
Assessment of Current Intestinal Helminth-Related Data and Control Capacity in Moldova, Romania and Georgia

Objectives:

     

  • To assess the level of awareness of intestinal helminth endemicity and the linkage between WASH and STH as well as planned actions of the health sector or other actors for STH survey, control and prevention;
  • To collect available epidemiological information regarding STH endemicity in...

01.11.2012 - 31.05.2013
Short term service project
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann