Microbiota-Targeted Interventions for Childhood Undernutrition

With roughly 150 million children affected, undernutrition remains one of the most important public health threats. A meta-analysis of more than 50.000 children living in Latin America, Asia and Africa showed more than a three-fold higher mortality in growth-delayed (stunted) compared to...

Ongoing
01.07.2020 - 31.12.2022
Research project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
One Health
Pascale Vonäsch
PubliCo - an experimental online platform for COVID-19 related public perception

Effective public health measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic require cooperation between governments and society. For this to happen, political decision-makers must be aware of how the population perceives the Corona crisis, and the political decisions taken must be comprehensible to the public...

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 31.05.2022
Long term service project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Project Grant
Society, Gender and Health
Sonja Merten
PSR South Sudan - Preparing the Programme Support Rationale (PSR) for South Sudan

The Republic of South Sudan (RSS) is a low-income country, still immersed in conflicts, with a fragile state and a complex web of stakeholders. Thus, provision of health services, including vaccination is challenging. Gavi is the main supporter of the Expanded Programme for Immunization (EPI) in the...

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 30.09.2021
Long term service project
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Data Evidence Evaluation and Policy
Xavier Bosch-Capblanch
MistraL - Mitigation strategies for communities with COVID-19 transmission in Lesotho using artificial intelligence on chest x-rays and novel rapid diagnostic tests

The COVID-19 pandemic is straining health systems globally. Public health and primary care interventions implemented by high-income countries may be unsuccessful or infeasible in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Effective mitigation strategies need to be adapted to the specific...

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 31.05.2022
Intervention Study
Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH)
Clinical TB
Klaus Reither
MODCOVID - Using model-based evidence to optimise medical intervention profiles and disease management strategies for COVID-19 control

Background: Country governments have imposed strict spatial distancing and lockdown measures to reduce infection incidence and associated disease burden of coronavirus infectious disease (COVID- 19). As of April 7th, there is no proven medical or pharmaceutical tool to prevent or treat the disease....

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 31.12.2022
Research project
Disease and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
Evaluation - Girl Effect

Swiss TPH was mandated to conduct the independent evaluation of the Gavi-Girl Effect Partnership which is aimed at increasing the uptake of HPV vaccination, encouraging broader integrated health seeking behaviour amongst adolescent girls, and improving the perception and experience of vaccination....

Ongoing
11.05.2020 - 31.12.2020
Short term service project
Girl Effect
Swiss Centre for International Health
Adriane Martin Hilber
D4H - Civil Registration and Vital Statisics - CRVS

As one of its major activities, the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Program of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health (D4H) initiative supports countries to integrate cause of death (CoD) data into their CRVS system. Seamless integration of the CoDs generated from various data...

Ongoing
01.05.2020 - 31.12.2020
Short term service project
Vital Strategies
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Martin Raab
CORESMA - COVID-19-Outbreak Response combining E-health, Serolomics, Modelling, Artificial Intelligence and Implementation Research

Among the biggest challenges in the COVID-19 outbreak are the lack of triangulation of clinical, epidemiologic and immunological information for evidence- based response strategies.

The overriding ambition of the CORESMA project is to overcome this deficit through field studies and implementation...

Ongoing
01.04.2020 - 31.03.2023
Research project
European Commission (EU) / Horizon 2020
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
Implementation of Almanach / ICRC Somalia

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) developed an innovative eHealth tool to respond to the primary health needs of children under the age of five years. The ‘ALMANACH’, ALgorithm for the MANAgement of CHildhood illness, is a novel clinical decision support system (CDSS) that...

Ongoing
01.04.2020 - 31.12.2020
Long term service project
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Martin Raab
VITAL - Assessment of a viral load result-driven automated Differentiated Service Delivery Model for participants taking antiretroviral therapy in Lesotho

To sustainably provide good quality care to over 16.4 million people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa, care delivery has to shift from a “one-size-fits-all” approach to differentiated service delivery models. Such models should reallocate resources from patients who...

Ongoing
31.03.2020 - 01.04.2023
Clinical Trial
Clinical Research Unit
Nadine Bachmann , Niklaus Labhardt
Delivering an integrated decision analysis, monitoring & evaluation infrastructure to support more effective and responsive child and youth mental health systems

Mental illness in early life can have a devastating effect on the social, educational and economic future of young people, which in turn influences the mental wealth of countries across the globe. With over half the world’s population living in urban areas, decision-makers, who are often...

Ongoing
01.03.2020 - 28.02.2022
Long term service project
Fondation BOTNAR
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Salvador Camacho
AQH - Accessible Quality Healthcare Project, Kosovo, Phase II

Phase II of the Accessible Quality Health Care Project (2020-2023) supports the actors at municipal and national levels to deliver people centred high quality services to informed citizens, who actively participate in managing their own health and provide feedback to service providers. It continues...

Ongoing
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2023
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Human Resources for Health
Manfred Zahorka
MEMTI - Analysis and mapping of prospective sources of funding for additional contributions to MEMTI

The Global Fund has set aside funding to incentivize the acceleration of efforts towards elimination of malaria in four countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Timor-Leste. This Malaria Elimination in Melanesia and Timor-Leste Initiative (MEMTI) is...

Ongoing
01.12.2019 - 15.05.2020
Short term service project
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund)
Systems Performance and Monitoring, Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel
Technical evaluation of the Regional Funds for Health Promotion in Cameroon

Since 2012, GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) has been supporting the Ministry of Public Health of Cameroon (MINSANTE) through the "Project to Support Reproductive Health" (PASaR). This project is funded by the German Ministry of Cooperation (BMZ) and the State of Cameroon....

Ongoing
25.11.2019 - 31.12.2020
Short term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
Systems thinking for district manager decision-making

The Systems Thinking for Strengthening District Health Systems initiative takes a unique approach by supporting countries to apply systems thinking tools and practicesProjects List to understand and intervene in their local health system. Funded by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research...

Ongoing
01.11.2019 -
Intervention Study, Research project, Teaching and training project
Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR)
Household Health Systems
Daniel Cobos Muñoz
PoCHAS - Effects of airborne pollen on cardiorespiratory health and allergic symptoms

Airborne pollen allergies are increasing across Europe, and are a major health issue for 20% of the Swiss population. At the same time, the duration and intensity of the pollen season are changing due to climate change. Pollen allergy is often dismissed as “not so serious”, though missed workdays,...

Ongoing
01.11.2019 - 01.11.2023
Observational study
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Career Ambizione
Physical Hazards and Health
Marloes Eeftens
HPSS Tanzania, Phase III - Health Promotion and System Strengthening Project Exit Phase III

In the exit phase, the project undergoes a change of role from a facilitation role to the role of providing technical assistance to the Government of Tanzania (GoT) with the intent of mainstreaming HPSS interventions into existing government processes. Phases 1 and 2 concentrated on developing...

Ongoing
01.11.2019 - 31.10.2023
Long term service project
GIVE MOVE - Genotype-Informed Versus Empiric Management of VirEmia: A Randomised Clinical Trial

Background: HIV-1-positive children and adolescents receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) suffer high rates of treatment failure, predominantly caused by poor adherence to therapy and/or viral drug resistance. While high-income countries routinely use genotypic resistance testing (GRT), this...

Ongoing
01.10.2019 - 30.09.2022
Clinical Trial, Intervention Study, Research project, PhD project
Clinical Research Unit
Jennifer Brown , Niklaus Labhardt
Niger WASH Endline - WB Niger WASH Cash transfer - Impact Evaluation Endline Survey Integrated WASH/Cash Transfer Program in Niger (Sahel Adaptive Safety Net Program)

In 2017, 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”, and has now in 2019 been mandated to implent the according endline survey. The national sub-contractor for...

Ongoing
13.09.2019 - 28.02.2020
Short term service project
The World Bank
Human Resources for Health
Peter Steinmann
Evidence for change as emerging from the r4d public health

15 projects jointly funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) within the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) have produced various new scientific evidence in the field of public health of potential...

Ongoing
01.09.2019 - 28.02.2021
Long term service project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF)
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
Monitoring Agent Niger - Monitoring Agent for a Measles follow up Campaign in Niger

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (Gavi) mandated Swiss TPH in July 2019 to conduct a mission of Monitoring Agent (MA) to ensure the following-up of the 2019´s Anti-Measles vaccination campaign for children in Niger.
The main objective of the campaign monitoring is to evaluate the...

Ongoing
01.09.2019 - 30.06.2020
Long term service project
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
Gavi Monitorig - Monitoring Agent South Sudan

Swiss TPH will support the Country Programmes Team in the Republic of South Sudan in developing a comprehensive, three to five-year Programme Support Rationale (PSR) which will include strategic components such as vaccine and immunisation health system support. The PSR will take learnings from...

Ongoing
23.08.2019 - 25.10.2019
Short term service project
Data Evidence Evaluation and Policy
Xavier Bosch-Capblanch
Evaluations Projekt Sturzprävention in der Gesundheitsvorsorge, -Überführung in die Regelversorgung

 

Chronisch kranke, häufig multimorbide ältere Menschen haben ein erhöhtes Sturz- und damit Verletzungsrisiko. Das Projekt StoppSturz - Sturzprävention in der Gesundheitsversorgung - hat zum Ziel, in den vier Pilotkantonen St. Gallen, Bern, Graubünden und Jura bis Ende 2022 die Sturzprävention für...

Ongoing
04.07.2019 - 31.05.2023
Long term service project
Health Promotion Switzerland / Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz
Swiss Centre for International Health
Jana Gerold
TIMCI - Tools for Intergrated Management of Childhood Illness

Despite progress in reducing child mortality, an estimated 5.4 million children under five years of age died of preventable causes in 2017 including pneumonia (24%), diarrhoea (15%), and malaria (9%). Global inequity persists, with a mortality rate in sub-Saharan Africa that is 14 times higher than...

Ongoing
01.07.2019 - 30.06.2023
Long term service project
UNITAID
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Fabian Schär
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
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Salvador Camacho
Immunization Supply Chain Tools - Consultancy for the Immunization Supply Chain Tools Assessment

For more than a decade the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have been supporting the Expanded Programmes on Immunisation (EPI) with tools that allow for a better follow-up at both central and district or regional levels. The technology deployed for...

Ongoing
20.05.2019 - 31.01.2020
Short term service project
United Nations Children Fund International (UNICEF)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
PZQ Phase IV - Treating schistosomiasis in preschool-aged children: development, registration and access to L-praziquantel orally disintegrating tablet formulation

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium is developing an orally dispersible tablet (ODT) of praziquantel (PZQ) that is suitable for preschool-age children infected with schistosomiasis.

The focus of the work package Communication and Access is to continue, in close collaboration with WHO-NTD, the...

Ongoing
01.04.2019 - 31.03.2021
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
Economic case for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems

The objective of this project is to articulate the economic argument and synthesize the evidence base that show that CRVS systems can provide a valuable return on investment for governments, multilateral and private sector stakeholders. Civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems are a...

Ongoing
01.04.2019 - 31.12.2020
Research project
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Health Systems and Policy
Daniel Cobos Muñoz
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 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
Africon - African contributions to global health: Circulating knowledge and innovations

This Sinergia project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation focuses on African contributions to global health by examining knowledge, practices or applications that were designed for improving healthcare in Africa but that have become – or have the potential to become – relevant to...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022
Research project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Programme Sinergia
Medicines Implementation Research Unit, Household Economics and Health Systems Research, One Health
Jürg Utzinger
DO-REAL - Observational Assessment of the Nation-Wide Roll-Out of Dolutegravir in Lesotho (Dolutegravir in Real Life 'DO-REAL study')

Background: Dolutegravir (DTG) is a second-generation integrase strand transfer inhibitor with low side-effects and superior treatment outcomes for people living with HIV-1 when compared to other antiretroviral drugs currently in use in low-income countries. Though some cases have been described,...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 -
Observational study, PhD project, Research project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Career Eccellenza
Clinical Research Unit
Jennifer Brown , Niklaus Labhardt
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
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
MED - Medical Education Developoment 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 - Software Maintenance and User Support

As more countries aim to achieve Universal Health Coverage, the number of interested and engaged stakeholders increases, adding to the organisational complexity of health care systems. By bringing in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) it is possible to design instruments that can manage...

Ongoing
01.12.2018 - 31.08.2020
Long term service project
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Martin Raab
PEBRA trial - Peer-Educator-coordinated vs nurse-coordinated ART refill for adolescents and young adults living with HIV in Lesotho – a cluster randomized clinical trial

 

Background

Despite tremendous progress in controlling the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, HIV-related mortality continues to increase among adolescents and young people living with HIV (AYPLHIV). Globally, sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 85% of the AYPLHIV. Overall outcomes along the HIV care...

Ongoing
01.12.2018 - 30.11.2020
Clinical Trial
International AIDS Society (IAS) / Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER)
Clinical Research Unit
Alain Amstutz , Niklaus Labhardt
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