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
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
International HIV and Chronic Disease Care
Niklaus Labhardt
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
European Commission (EU) / Horizon 2020
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
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
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
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
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
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....

Ongoing
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...

Ongoing
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...

Ongoing
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”....

Ongoing
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...

Ongoing
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...

Ongoing
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...

Ongoing
01.02.2021 - 31.12.2022
Intervention Study
Grand Challenges Canada
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
A longitudinal mixed-methods investigation of masculinity, stigma, and disclosure on men’s ART initiation in South Africa

Engaging and retaining men in HIV care is critical to the success of ending the HIV epidemic, particularly in South Africa where over 7.9 million people live with HIV. Idealized forms of masculinity may impede men’s antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation through non-disclosure of HIV status. This...

Ongoing
31.01.2021 - 15.01.2023
Observational study
National Institute of Health (NIH), USA
Clinical Research Unit
Jennifer Belus
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...

Ongoing
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...

Ongoing
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)...

Ongoing
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

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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...

Ongoing
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...

Ongoing
04.12.2020 - 31.08.2022
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Siddharth Srivastava , Helen Prytherch
openIMIS Capacity Building - Global online training course for openIMIS

As more countries stive for UHC and USP, the number of interested and engaged stakeholders increases, adding to the organizational complexity of healthcare systems. The OpenIMIS Initiative presents an Information and Communications Technology solution for managing complex (small or large)...

Ongoing
04.12.2020 - 28.02.2022
Long term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Health Systems Support
Siddharth Srivastava , Helen Prytherch
ComBaCaL - Community-Based chronic disease Care Lesotho: A 5-year implementation research programme to tackle non-communicable diseases in rural Lesotho

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and high blood pressure are the number one cause of death and disability globally. More than 75% of premature NCD-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. A new programme mainly funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and...

Ongoing
01.12.2020 - 31.12.2025
Clinical Trial, Evaluation project, PhD project, Research project, Teaching and training project
International HIV and Chronic Disease Care
Niklaus Labhardt , Alain Amstutz
SAVING - Building Capacity to Address Implementation Challenges for Sustainable Access and Delivery of New Vaccines in Ghana

The SAVING (Sustainable Access and Delivery of New Vaccines in Ghana) consortium led by the University of Health and Allied Sciences is building capacity of multiple stakeholders (Ghana Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS)) to identify and...

Ongoing
01.12.2020 - 30.11.2025
Long term service project
European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss