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
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
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
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
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
SYP - Implementation - Safeguard Young People Programme in Rwanda

SYP is currently in Phase III (2020-2023). As part of its expansion, SYP has now entered four more countries in the East and Southern Africa region ​​– Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda and Tanzania – for the program’s next five-year cycle. Phase III builds on the achievements obtained in Phase I and II...

Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 30.06.2022
Long term service project
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Swiss Centre for International Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
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
QuEST - Quality Evidence for Health System Transformation (QuEST)

The QuEST Network has three primary objectives:
 

     

  1. Establish the QuEST Network: build an operational platform and establish QuEST Centers to jointly conduct high impact R&D and build national health system research expertise; develop the Network of affiliates and processes for collaboration,...

Ongoing
01.07.2021 - 31.12.2024
Observational study
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
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...

Ongoing
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...

Ongoing
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...

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
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....

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