Evaluation of the Papua New Guinea National Malaria Control Program, 2018-2020

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has long been considered the country with the highest malaria transmission outside of sub-Saharan Africa. Over 90% of the approximately 8 million people are at risk of malaria infection, with Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax both being endemic across the country.

Since 2004,...

Ongoing
01.03.2018 - 31.12.2020
Evaluation project, Research project
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund)
Health Interventions, Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel
MAS IM - Master of Advanced studies in Insurance Medicine

The MAS Insurance Medicine is a postgraduate programme of the university of Basel under the sponsorship of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). The programme is carried out by Swiss TPH, by asim Begutachtung (review) of the University Hospital of Basel and of EbIM (Evidence...

Ongoing
01.01.2018 - 01.01.2032
Teaching and training project
Education and Training, Society, Gender and Health, Professional Postgraduate Training
Bettina Friederike Schwind
Ongoing
01.01.2018 - 31.03.2020
Clinical / Intervention Trial
Medicor Foundation, Lichtenstein
Molecular Immunology
Gerd Pluschke
PATH malaria vaccine modelling

The malaria vaccine RTS,S is currently in Phase 4 studies and undergoing pilot implementation in 3 countries in Africa.  Supporting ongoing policy decisions by Gavi and MPAC/SAGE on RTS,S, model based estimates are required to take into account possible scenarios with other malaria interventions...

Ongoing
04.12.2017 - 31.01.2019
Research project
PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI)
Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
End Review of the ACT!2030 Phases one-four (December 2017 - February 2018): Youth-led, data-driven accountability for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Background
The world has more young people than ever before, offering an unprecedented opportunity to achieve the world’s development goals by prioritising the needs and wellbeing of this important group. At the same time, adolescents and youth face particular challenges in relation to their sexual...

Ongoing
01.12.2017 - 28.02.2018
Evaluation project
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
MMC elimination costing

The project will generate evidence on the trade-offs between cost and effectiveness of malaria elimination interventions. This includes surveillance and a range of targeted and focal malaria elimination interventions when added incrementally to current levels of routine malaria control and case...

Ongoing
01.12.2017 - 31.10.2020
Research project
Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
Great Lakes Health Program in Rwanda_Phasing out

Background
The prevalence of chronic malnutrition (i.e. stunting) among children under five in Rwanda is very high; stunting rates across the country average 38% for children under five and exceed 50% for children aged between 20 to 30 months. Different national strategies and decentralised programs...

Ongoing
18.10.2017 - 31.03.2019
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
PPSAC - HIV/AIDS Prevention in Central Africa, Phase V

Background
HIV/AIDS remains a major public health threat in the Central African Region. Given that condom use is a highly cost-effective intervention, the phase V of the HIV/AIDS prevention program ("Projet Prévention du VIH/SIDA en Afrique Central", PPSAC) assists the social marketing of condoms to...

Ongoing
01.10.2017 - 30.09.2020
Long term service project
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
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
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
PaRTERRE - Prospective cohort study on skin cancer and residential radon exposure

Radon is a natural radioactive gas that penetrates into buildings from soil. It is well acknowledged that radon is the second common cause of lung cancer after smoking. Recently, some studies found indications that radon may increase the risk for skin cancer. A plausible mechanism would be radon...

Ongoing
01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Research project
Krebsforschung Schweiz
Environmental Exposures and Health
Danielle Vienneau
Mapping Study on Influenza Prevention Measures

Background
The mapping study is being conducted as part of the National Strategy for the Prevention of Seasonal Influenza (GRIPS) 2015-2018. The target groups of the influenza prevention measures are people with an increased risk of complications of influenza. These are persons over the age of 65,...

Ongoing
15.08.2017 - 28.02.2018
Short term service project
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Kaspar Wyss
HIA4SD - Health impact assessment for engaging natural resource extraction projects in sustainable development in producer regions

The development and operation of natural resource extraction projects (e.g. minerals, metals, oil and gas) affects public health, ecosystems and societies in producer regions. The HIA4SD Project intends to analyse the conditions under which impact assessments are an effective regulatory mechanism...

Ongoing
01.08.2017 - 31.07.2023
Research project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Mirko Winkler
CARAMAL - Community Access to Rectal Artesunate for MALaria

Malaria is one of the leading causes of illness, death, and lost economic productivity globally. While the successful scale-up and use of critical commodities such as insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) have led to a 62% decline in malaria-related...

Ongoing
01.08.2017 - 31.10.2020
Clinical / Intervention Trial
UNITAID
Health Interventions
Christian Burri , Christian Lengeler
TraNQuIL - Transportation Noise: Quantitative Methods for Investigating Acute and Long Term Health Effects

 Background: Noise from road, railway and aircraft traffic is one of the most widespread sources of environmental stress and discomfort in everyday life. However, previous research has been fragmented, in particular in children and adolescents. As a consequence little is known about the relevance of...

Ongoing
01.08.2017 - 31.07.2021
Research project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF)
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martin Röösli
BAG KEA - Competence Centre for Epidemiological Outbreak Investigation

Background
The Swiss TPH, in collaboration with the Commission des Médecins Cantonaux der Groupement Romand des Services de Santé Publique (CMC GRSP), was mandated by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) to lead the “competence center for epidemiological outbreak investigations” (German:...

Ongoing
01.07.2017 - 30.06.2019
Long term service project
Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) / Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG)
Human Resources for Health
Daniel Paris
SNF_FP_modelling - Multi-scale mathematical modelling of parasite, drug and vaccine interactions: optimising public health and disease elimination strategies

 

Tremendous progress has been made over the last decades in controlling malaria. From 2000 to 2015 scale-up of control and curative interventions enabled a 60% reduction in malaria death rates and a 40% reduction in rate of clinical disease. Despite these gains, we face significant challenges if we...

Ongoing
01.07.2017 - 31.07.2021
Research project
Infectious Disease Modelling, Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
SNF_SA_Swiss - Evolution and Epidemiology of Rifampicin-Resistant Tuberculosis in Khayelitsha, Cape Town: Implications for Biology and Disease Control

Background
Bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics are a growing threat for global public health and the economy. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) are particular problems in many parts of the world including South Africa. Yet, little is known on...

Ongoing
01.06.2017 - 31.05.2021
Research project
Tuberculosis Research Unit
Sébastien Gagneux
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
Developing a modelling framework for malaria transmission prevention tools

Following years of investment in strategies to control malaria, elimination is now being considered. But optimal delivery strategies and profiles for new tools for elimination differ from those of disease control. The efficacy profiles of new drugs, vaccines and vector control, along with how to...

Ongoing
01.05.2017 - 31.03.2018
Research project
Infectious Disease Modelling, Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
Enhancing Primary Health Care Services Project, Tajikistan

Background
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation's Enhancing Primary Health Care (PHC) project is implemented by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in consortium with Save the Children.

Now in its second phase, the project supports the Ministry of Health and Social Protection...

Ongoing
01.04.2017 - 31.03.2021
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch