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
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 Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
Scaling Up Nutrition - SUN Donor Network Facilitator

SUN is the global movement: Scaling Up Nutrition. Its key aim is the integration of nutrition in wider development agendas and processes at national and global level. The movement is supported by 4 networks: The Civil Society Network, the UN Network, the Business Network and the Donor Network. The...

Ongoing
01.02.2019 - 31.12.2020
Long term service project
Human Resources for Health
Melanie Bruns
Heat and health: The effect of heat islands, green space and other factors

Numerous studies have reported an association between high ambient temperatures and mortality or morbidity. In this project we aim to assess the effect of various environmental and socio-demographic factors that may modify these associations. A better understanding of how urban heat islands,...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021
Research project
Service de la santé publique (SSP) , Gruppo operativo salute e ambiente (GOSA)
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martina Ragettli
PASS Sud Kivu - The Health System Support Program

The Health System Support Program (Programme d'Appui au Système de Santé dans la Province du Sud Kivu - PASS SK), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), is a social and health development program that operates through instruments such as financing, technical assistance,...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020
Long term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Health Economics and Financing
Helen Prytherch
SysRef - Digital System for a Better Health Care Management of Refugees

Common health problems of refugees and displaced population groups in the Sahel region are infectious diseases, particularly respiratory infections, acute diarrheal diseases, malaria and malnutrition, as well as general mental illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, psychosis...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Health Economics and Financing
Damien Revault
MED - Medical Education Reform Project, Ukraine

Background
The healthcare system is in a stage of reform in Ukraine. The current Ukrainian Government (GoU) is clearly committed to accelerate the process of economic transition towards a market oriented economy to support a stronger civil society. The reform of the healthcare system is a top...

Ongoing
01.12.2018 - 30.11.2022
Long term service project
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Martin Raab
openIMIS - Capacity Building

The open source insurance management information system (openIMIS) initiative seeks to contribute to a comprehensive health information system linking patient, provider and payer data. This system is expected to be maintained and continuously improved by an open source software community. The...

Ongoing
01.12.2018 - 31.05.2020
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch , Siddharth Srivastava
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
PADS - Support Project for the Health Districts in Chad - Phase II

Context
The Ministry of Public Health is committed to improving the health status of the Chadian population through the implementation of sectoral policies, including the National Health Policy 2016-2030 and several important reforms supported by technical and financial partners.
The Swiss...

Ongoing
01.11.2018 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
Health Economics and Financing
Damien Revault
EFQM - Excellence in Research, Service, Teaching, Management and Administration - Swiss TPH works with the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model

Die AHV-Lohnsumme des Swiss TPH hat sich in den letzten zehn Jahren verdreifacht. Dieses erfreuliche Wachstum wirkt sich äusserst positiv auf die Erfüllung unseres Mandats aus: Wir leisten mit unserer Forschung, Umsetzung, Lehre, aber auch mit dem Netzwerk des Managements und der Effizienz der...

Ongoing
01.10.2018 - 30.09.2019
Organisational Development Project
Project and Grant Service
Marco Waser , Astrid Mattes
Novel Approaches to Improve Quality of Lymphatic Filariasis Interventions


Introduction: The World Health Organization resolved to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF), a severely disfiguring and debilitating mosquito-borne infection, as a public health problem by the year 2020 through a two-pronged approach: interrupting transmission through the mass drug administration...

Ongoing
01.09.2018 -
PhD project
United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) , United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Peter Odermatt
EFQM AP Project LifeCycle - Compliance aller Swiss TPH Projektleitenden während der Drittmittelakquise zur Schärfung der strategischen Ausrichtung und der Qualitätssteigerung der Budgetierung

Forschungs- und Dienstleistungsprojekte zu akquirieren und erfolgreich umzusetzen sind Kernprozesse am Swiss TPH. Die hohe Produktivität des Instituts mit 146 (2017) aktiven Projekten und einer sehr dynamischen Projekt-Pipeline erfordert einen klar definierten Prozess, um Projektverantwortliche in...

Ongoing
01.09.2018 - 16.09.2019
Organisational Development Project
Institutsleitungs-Konferenz ILK
Project and Grant Service, Finances
Marco Waser
Survey of participants of clinical research

As part of the Human Research Act, which came into force as a federal law in 2014, the Federal Office of Public Health is obliged to review its effectiveness, regulation and appropriateness. The Human Research Act lays down uniform provisions for human research. On the one hand, it is about...

Ongoing
20.08.2018 - 30.11.2019
Long term service project
Human Resources for Health
Jana Gerold
NCD-Peru - NCD-Peru -Understanding NCDs in the Peruvian Andes: Epidemiology, perceptions and health system

 

By the end of the 20th century Peru entered in to an epidemic transition with mortality rates of infectious and maternal diseases declining and NCD’s emerging, changing national public health profile and actions significantly. NCD’s account for the majority of deaths in contemporary Peru. National...

Ongoing
01.08.2018 - 31.12.2022
Research project, PhD project, Observational study
Swiss School of Public Health SSPH+ , Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Daniel Mäusezahl
SwissLegio - Legionnaires' diseases: Prestudies on the Epidemiology in Switzerland

Legionella spp. are common environmental bacteria, living in fresh water. They are also known to cultivate in man-made water reservoirs such as cooling towers or shower heads. Infection may lead to legionellosis, a group of diseases ranging from a mild, flu-like illness (Pontiac fever),...

Ongoing
01.07.2018 - 30.01.2020
Research project, PhD project
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Fabienne Fischer , Daniel Mäusezahl
LUDOK - Lufthygienische Dokumentationsstelle 2018-2021

Die vom Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU) finanzierte Dokumentationsstelle LUDOK am Schweizerischen Tropen und Public Health Institut (Swiss TPH) liefert seit 30 Jahren evidenzbasierte Informationen zu den gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen der Luftverschmutzung auf den Menschen, wie dies für die Umsetzung des...

Ongoing
01.06.2018 - 31.12.2021
Long term service project, Research project
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Meltem Kutlar Joss
Ongoing
02.05.2018 - 31.03.2019
Short term service project
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
PNG-NMCP 2018-2019 - 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
Health Interventions, Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel
NTDMC - NTD Modelling Consortium

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are at a crucial point in global policy decision making. Huge investments and global efforts have reduced the burden of these diseases in many of the poorest populations of the world. There are still significant investments required to meet the 2020 goals, laid out...

Ongoing
01.03.2018 - 28.02.2021
Research project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Mathematical Epidemiology
Nakul Chitnis
SPUTNIC - Study Panel on Upcoming Technologies to measure Non-Ionizing Radiation and Cognition

In the SPUTNIC study, we measure the individual exposure to mobile phone radiation, and how this affects cognitive health. Goal of the study is the personal measurement of exposure to mobile phone radiation using a smartphone application in 100 volunteer participants in Basel Stadt. The same...

Ongoing
02.02.2018 - 31.12.2020
Research project
Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (ANSES)
Environmental Exposures and Health
Marloes Eeftens
Streamlining course evaluations at Swiss TPH

The Swiss TPH Education and Training (ET) portfolio contains undergraduate and graduate teaching (Bachelor and Master), PhD courses, and professional postgraduate education including other teaching products. As key stakeholders regarding course evaluations we identified program leaders with...

Ongoing
01.02.2018 - 31.12.2019
Organisational Development Project, Evaluation project, Teaching and training project
Teaching Technologies and Didactics
Marco Waser
Thermotherapy of Buruli Ulcer at Community Level, Cameroon

 

 

 

Treatment of the neglected tropical skin disease Buruli Ulcer (BU) relies currently on a single drug, rifampicin, which is given in combination with streptomycin. Development of an alternative treatment modality for patients suffering from severe side effects of the antibiotic treatment and in...

Ongoing
01.01.2018 - 31.03.2020
Clinical 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
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)
Host-pathogen genomic interactions and their phenotypic impact in human tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is still a major health problem worldwide. Every year, 1.7 million people die from this infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Although TB is often fatal when untreated, the course of the disease differs enormously in people infected with Mtb....

Ongoing
01.12.2017 - 31.12.2021
Research project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Programme Sinergia
Tuberculosis Research Unit
Sébastien Gagneux , Damien Portevin
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 - 30.09.2019
Long term service project
Swiss Centre for International 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