BACKUP Health Cameroon - Improving Access to Malaria Care and Services for Children Under Five: Pilot Project

BACKUP Health is a GIZ programme working for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is cofounded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) since 2013.

Since 2002, BACKUP has supported public and civil society partners with more than 600...

Ongoing
10.03.2022 - 31.07.2023
Long term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Health Systems Support
Damien Revault
Almanach Libya - Implementation of Almanach / ICRC Libya

The project aims at improving child health care in Libya by introducing a Clinical Decision Support System. The collaboration between ICRC, the Primary Health Care institute in Libya and Swiss TPH started beginning 2022. Targeted are all children between 2 months and 5 years of age in Libya. An...

Ongoing
01.01.2022 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Digital Health Unit
Martin Raab
TyVAC 2.0 - The Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium

The Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium (TyVAC), a partnership between the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford, and PATH, an international nonprofit, aims to accelerate the introduction of new...

Ongoing
01.01.2022 - 31.08.2025
Research project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Household Economy
Marina Antillon
OOAS/WAHO - Regional Consultancy, Phase V - Regional Programme: Reproductive Health and HIV Prevention in the ECOWAS Region

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) is a specialised institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in charge of health issues, whose mission is to provide the highest level of health care services to the populations of the sub-region based on the harmonisation of the...

Ongoing
01.01.2022 - 31.12.2024
Long term service project
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Health Systems Support
Damien Revault
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
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Digital Health Unit
Leah Bohle
BACKUP Health Zanzibar - Technical Support to Delivering a “Comprehensive and sustainable Universal Health Insurance (UHI) in Zanzibar”

Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (RGoZ) is in the process of introducing UHI that over time can cover the entire population, as the main social health protection and financing scheme in country and thereby strengthen the healthcare system of Zanzibar. The focus of this assignment is to support...

Ongoing
06.12.2021 - 31.03.2023
Long term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Health Systems Support
Siddharth Srivastava
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
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Bertrand Chenin
Biovision ExCap - Experience capitalisation 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
IHS - Integrated Health Services in Kosovo

The goal of IHS is to contribute to the development of a sustainable healthcare system in Kosovo that offers qualitative, affordable and integrated care to patients with Non-Communicable Disease conditions.
The project aims to strengthen governance, clinical and managerial processes in selected...

Ongoing
01.11.2021 - 31.10.2022
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Health Systems Support
Jana Gerold
Consultancy to lead development of a global consensus statement on HIV-related stigma

To inform and shape future research and strategic priorities in the global response against HIV-related stigma, the International AIDS Society (IAS) has convened a panel of international experts, including civil society representatives to provide feedback and reach consensus on a number of key...

Ongoing
01.11.2021 - 31.03.2022
Short term service project
International AIDS Society (IAS)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Kate Molesworth
VIA-H - Violence against health care workers: understanding context through citizen science and measuring a de-escalation training intervention effectiveness in Eastern DRC and Iraq

This study investigates the effectiveness of a tailored violence de-escalation training for health professionals in combination with a set of publicly displayed violence-prevention rules at the health facility (e.g. posters with Code of Conduct for both health professionals and clients) on the...

Ongoing
01.11.2021 - 31.10.2024
Research project
Elrha
Society, Gender and Health
Sonja Merten
Health System Simulator - Health System and CVD Intervention Simulator Development in São Paulo, Brazil

Swiss TPH experts are developing a global decision support tool to be integrated into the Novartis Foundation’s Urban Population Health Initiative. This initiative aims to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and morbidity through comprehensive health systems strengthening. To achieve this...

Ongoing
13.10.2021 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
Novartis Foundation
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann , Daniel Cobos Muñoz
GLOBEQUITY - Promoting platinum open access for low and middle income country scientists: A publication fee waiver program for two Swiss society journals

The GLOBEQUITY platinum publishing fee waiver program provides scientists from low and middle income and from some countries in economic transition (LMIC+) with platinum open access (OA) 2022-2024 in the International Journal of Public Health (IJPH) and Public Health Reviews (PHR). The program...

Ongoing
01.10.2021 - 30.09.2024
Long term service project
swissuniversities / Open Science Programme
Bachelor-Master-Doctorate
Anke Berger
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, 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 7 years, the number of reported cases has more than doubled, reaching an annual incidence of 7.8 cases per 100'000 population in 2021. The cause for...

Ongoing
30.09.2021 - 31.12.2024
Research project, Observational study, PhD project
Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) / Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG)
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
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
PSPH - Private Sector Partnerships in Health

Somalia, a low income country in the Horn of Africa, has been ravaged by war and famine that has exerted a significant human and economic cost to the Somali population. This is evidenced by low socio-economic indicators. A lack of social safety nets, a weakened public health infrastrucure and...

Ongoing
01.09.2021 - 31.07.2024
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
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
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)
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
Core Malaria Modelling

Core to our modelling work is the development and use of an individual-based model of malaria transmission dynamics known as OpenMalaria. This model is an open-source tool for simulating the dynamics of malaria transmission and epidemiology, and the impact of interventions on health and economic...

Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.07.2024
Research project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Disease Modelling, Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny , Nakul Chitnis
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.

...

Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.07.2025
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
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
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
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
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
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
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
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
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 formulation intended to be a cure for cutaneous leishmaniasis – a neglected stigmatizing and debilitating tropical disease with an estimated 600 000 to 1 million of new...

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
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
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
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
Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT)
Medicines Development Unit
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
Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU)
Physical Hazards and Health
Martin Röösli
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
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, such as vaccines, monoclonal antibodies and new drugs is...

Ongoing
01.02.2021 - 31.01.2024
Research project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Disease Modelling, Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
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
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Intervention Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel