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.


01.08.2021 - 31.07.2025
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Environmental Exposures and Health, Physical Hazards and Health, Environmental Exposure Modelling
Martin Röösli
SHE - Strategies for Hookworm Eradication (SHE): Harnessing the parasite developmental keys for designing targeted clinical approaches

Hookworm (Necator americanus or Ancylostoma duodenale) infections represent a major neglected tropical disease, affecting 700 million people worldwide and causing morbidity due to their impact on nutrient uptake and their need to feed on host blood resulting in severe anemia. Hookworm mainly infects...

01.07.2021 - 30.06.2026
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) / Career PRIMA
Hookworm Immuno-Biology Group
Tiffany Bouchery
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...

28.06.2021 - 15.10.2021
Short term service project
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
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...

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...

28.05.2021 - 31.12.2021
Short term service project
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Bertrand Chenin
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...

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...

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...

01.04.2021 - 31.03.2022
Long term service project
Novartis Foundation
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
hands4health - Hand hygiene, water quality and sanitation in primary health care facilities and schools not connected to a functional water supply system

Current technologies and approaches to improve water, sanitation and hygiene are fragmented. Hands4health focuses on the development, testing, evaluation and scaling up of new water efficient hand washing technologies as well as on a holistic approach to hand hygiene, water quality and sanitation....

01.04.2021 - 31.12.2024
Research project, Evaluation project, Intervention Study, PhD project
Ecosystem Health Sciences, Health Impact Assessment
Mirko Winkler
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...

01.04.2021 - 31.03.2023
Clinical Trial
Molecular Immunology
Gerd Pluschke
Suicide Prevention - Evaluation of Suicide Prevention Projects

In collaboration with HETS-FR (Haute école de travail sociale Fribourg), Swiss TPH was mandated by Health Promotion Switzerland (Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz, GFCH) with the external evaluation of five new suicide prevention projects. The five projects are aligned with the action plan on suicide...

20.03.2021 - 31.05.2025
Long term service project
Health Promotion Switzerland / Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
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”....

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...

01.03.2021 -
Research project
Physical Hazards and Health
Martin Röösli
Mathematical models to define new malaria immunotherapies and interventions to meet public health needs

Despite recent progress in fighting malaria, there remains a need for new antimalarial interventions to protect children and other vulnerable populations who experience the highest burden of malaria.

Developing new interventions is time-consuming and costly, and it is often unclear what the public...

01.02.2021 - 31.01.2024
Research project
Disease Modelling, Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
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...

01.02.2021 - 31.12.2022
Intervention Study
Grand Challenges Canada
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
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...

31.01.2021 - 31.12.2021
Short term service project
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
TRAPEGO - Transformation in Pesticide Governance

To simultaneously achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda in areas such as Biodiversity Conservation, Food Production and Consumption, a fundamental transformation in land use and agricultural production seems indispensable. Different interests, needs, and...

01.01.2021 - 31.12.2024
Intervention Study
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) / Programme Sinergia
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Nicole Probst-Hensch
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)...

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

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 self-employed (informal sector) and c)...

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...

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