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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BRCCH EDCTP Outreach - Improving Access to SARS-CoV-2 Screening and Testing through Community-based COVID-19 Case-Finding and the Use of Digital Solutions in Lesotho and Zambia

In a collaboration between teams in Lesotho and Zambia, Dr Klaus Reither (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, BRCCH) and Dr Kwame Shanaube (Zambart, EDCTP) will investigate the effects of community-led interventions, rapid point-of-care diagnostics and swab self-collection in mitigating the...

Ongoing
01.01.2021 - 31.12.2022
Evaluation project
Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH)
Clinical Research Unit
Klaus Reither
AMED - Outlining the institutional set up of the AMED scheme along with its functions and operational processes

Learn more by reading our report here

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
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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
GenLes - Using Viral Genetics to Curb the HIV Epidemic in Lesotho, South Africa

Major progress in curbing the HIV epidemic in Lesotho, Southern Africa has been achieved. However, there were still 11'000 new infections in 2019, emphasizing the importance of targeted prevention of new infections.

Within this project, the first aim is to combine phylogenetical tools and biological...

Ongoing
01.12.2020 -
Research project
University of Basel / Förderung exzellenter Nachwuchsforschender
International HIV and Chronic Disease Care
Nadine Tschumi
Manipulation of Human Immunity by Parasitic Worms

Approximately ten percent of the world's population is at risk of schistosomiasis, a neglected, tropical disease caused by species of the helminth Schistosoma. For the past 40 years, control of schistosomiasis has depended on the widespread use of a single drug, praziquantel. Despite its good...

Ongoing
01.12.2020 - 30.09.2021
Research project
University of Basel / Förderung exzellenter Nachwuchsforschender
Helminth Drug Development
Jennifer Keiser
EXPAND Chad - Expanding NTD and COVID-19 control to mobile pastoralists in Chad

The EXPAND project aims to expanding neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and COVID-19 surveillance and control to mobile pastoralists in Chad through the establishment of integrated surveillance and access to health information and services. It also works towards the prevention and treatment of...

Ongoing
01.11.2020 - 31.03.2022
Long term service project
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), former Department for International Development UK (DFID) / Ascend - Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
SORMAS - Implementation of SORMAS in Switzerland

A majorty of cantons in Switzerland and the Fürstentum Liechtenstein have introduced the application Surveillance, Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS) in the course of 2020 in the frame of control measures against the Covid-19 pandemic. SORMAS allows for a structured...

Ongoing
01.11.2020 - 30.06.2021
Short term service project
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung , Kanton Luzern , Kantonsarztamt Kanton Bern
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
Anemia Prevention - Identify Bottlenecks of Anemia Prevention and Control in the West Bank and Gaza

In response to the Ministry of Health request, this World Bank mandate planned over September 2020 to March 2021 intends to identify bottlenecks related to anemia prevention and control in the West Bank and Gaza - Swiss TPH is partnering with researchers from two experienced local organizations: the...

Ongoing
19.10.2020 - 31.10.2021
Short term service project
World Bank (WB)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
Digital Technology - Policy and Technology Assessment of National Health Insurance Information Systems

There is a strong movement to apply digital technologies as a means of strengthening health systems and social protection delivery, in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) including innovations for demand generation, better management of information, and improved efficiency of health workers. ...

Ongoing
05.10.2020 - 31.07.2022
Long term service project, Evaluation project
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Health Systems Support
Siddharth Srivastava
Legio2020 - Temporal trends in legionellosis national notification data and the effect of COVID-19 in Switzerland, 2000- 2020

Legionnaires’ disease (LD) is a severe form of pneumonia caused by Legionella spp. bacteria. The disease is notifiable to the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). Over the past ten years, annual reported incidence rates of LD in Switzerland are continuously increasing. The reason for this...

Ongoing
01.10.2020 - 28.02.2022
Research project, PhD project
Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) / Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG)
Household Health Systems
Daniel Mäusezahl , Fabienne Fischer
GeoLEGIO: Legionnaires’ disease in Switzerland: A spatial analysis of notification data from 2017-2021

 

Legionnaires’ disease (LD) is a severe form of pneumonia caused by Legionella spp. bacteria. The disease is notifiable to the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). Over the past ten years, annual reported incidence rates of LD in Switzerland are continuously increasing. The reason for this...

Ongoing
01.10.2020 - 28.02.2022
Research project, PhD project
Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) / Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG)
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Daniel Mäusezahl , Fabienne Fischer
MOOC IRM - Massive Open Online Course on Insecticide Resistance Management

 

The Global Plan for Insecticide Resistance Management (GPIRM) (WHO 2012) is the authoritative resource for Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) in the mosquito vectors of malaria. However, IRM is an applied science, and there is a need to translate theory into practice. Whilst there are...

Ongoing
01.10.2020 - 31.03.2021
Teaching and training project
Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC)
Health Interventions
Konstantina Boutsika
MR Gavi - Monitoring Review - Sao Tome and Principe

Following a Gavi Programme Capacity Assessment (PCA) performed in April 2016 by Swiss TPH covering Programme Management, Financial Management as well as Vaccines and Cold Chain Management (VCCM). Concrete measures were decided to improve the management of Gavi grants including more specifically the...

Ongoing
01.10.2020 - 31.12.2021
Long term service project
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
ADOPT - Adoption of Levo-Praziquantel 150mg for schistosomiasis by endemic countries (ADOPT)

Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease that poses a serious public health challenge. Current treatment recommendations and control efforts focus on distribution of praziquantel tablets to school-aged children and at-risk populations. Preschool-aged (≤5 years) children (PSAC) represent...

Ongoing
01.10.2020 - 30.09.2022
Long term service project
Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT) , European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
Multifaceted impacts of COVID-19 on bottom forty percent income residents in Malaysia: inequities and co-benefits of interventions

The aim of this project is to contribute to a better understanding of the multifaceted impacts of COVID-19 crisis among the bottom low-income urban communities in Malaysia and improve the benefits from public health interventions. The specific objectives are: (i)- To analyze the available...

Ongoing
01.09.2020 - 31.08.2021
Research project
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI); Staatssekretatiat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation (SBFI) / Zurich University of Applied Sciences (FHNW) Leading House for South Asia and Iran
Ecosystem Services, Climate and Health
Guéladio Cissé
ARQ_2021 - Kinase Inhibitors for Adjunct Antibiotic Treatment of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) encompasses pulmonary and extra-pulmonary infections by the deadly obligate human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Upon exposure to infectious aerosols, host immune responses build up multi-cellular structures called granulomas that aim to encapsulate the bacteria at the...

Ongoing
01.09.2020 - 31.08.2021
Research project
Novartis Foundation for medical-biological research
Tuberculosis Research Unit, Tuberculosis Immunology
Damien Portevin
GatesNutrition - Nutrition and Human Capital Development: An evidence review and modeling potential

 

The proposed supplement would build upon the current work and further refine approaches to estimate the effect of scaling-up nutrition interventions on human capital outcomes. First, we plan to extend the model from its current pregnancy intervention focus to child nutrition interventions that can...

Ongoing
01.09.2020 - 31.03.2022
Research project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
Agent-based tracking of disease spread with dynamic models of travel behaviour in a pandemic

Epidemic models are essential tools to coordinate all aspects of the response to pandemics. Models can inform policy makers on strategies for vaccinations and testing, but also to trigger mitigation measure such as the ‘lockdowns’ used during the COVID-19 outbreak in Switzerland. Here, we propose to...

Ongoing
01.09.2020 - 31.08.2022
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Disease Modelling, Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
Climate change and cardiovascular diseases: state and exploratory analyses of patient data in Limpopo province, South Africa

Climate change has manifested as an upward rise in temperature trends globally which may exacerbate chronic illnesses such as CVDs and has been associated with increased mortality. The main objective of this project is to explore and undertake preliminary analyses of existing available...

Ongoing
15.07.2020 - 14.07.2021
Research project
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI); Staatssekretatiat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation (SBFI) / Horizion 2020
Ecosystem Services, Climate and Health
Guéladio Cissé
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
Rapid Assessment of World Bank COVID-19 Multi-Phase Programmatic Approach

The World Bank supports around 100 country responses to COVID-19 through loans and grants totalling over USD 6 billion. Funding is based either on the Multi-phase Programmatic Approach (MPA) model or through restructuring existing projects. The WB intends to assess the pertinence of the original...

Ongoing
25.06.2020 - 31.07.2021
Short term service project
Vital Strategies
Health Systems Support
Kate Molesworth , Peter Steinmann
openIMIS Claims AI - Claims categorization using Artificial Intelligence

The goal of this project is to develop an automatic claims categorization module for openIMIS based on state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, standards, and methodologies which will drastically reduce the manpower, resources and time required to review a reimbursement claim.

 

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Ongoing
25.06.2020 - 30.04.2021
Long term service project
PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI)
Digital Health Unit
Martin Raab
PubliCo - 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
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
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)
MODCOVID - Using model-based evidence to optimise medical intervention profiles and disease management strategies for COVID-19 control

During the current COVID-19 pandemic governments have imposed varying social-distance measures, and since 2021 vaccines, to reduce infection incidence and associated disease burden of coronavirus infectious disease (COVID- 19). Guidance is needed to design optimal profiles of medical interventions...

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 31.12.2022
Research project
Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH)
Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics, Disease Modelling
Melissa Penny
DAVINCI - Development and Validation of a Laminar Flow Test to Diagnose COVID-19 in Saliva

This project addresses the currently crucial needs in the area of validated point-of-care (PoC) diagnostics for use at every level in the population. We will develop and validate a simple inexpensive accurate rapid diagnostic test using the easily accessible non-invasive sample specimen saliva and...

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 30.06.2022
Research project
Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH)
Medicine
Daniel Paris
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
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 - 30.06.2021
Short term service project
Girl Effect , Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
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
Digital Health Unit
Martin Raab
BITE - Bite Interruption Towards Elimination

There has been substantial progress in reducing malaria transmission in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). However progress has stalled with reports of increase in the number of cases, multi-drug resistant malaria and pyrethroid-resistant mosquitoes. The risk of infection is greatest among mobile...

Ongoing
01.04.2020 - 31.12.2022
Research project
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Health Interventions
Sarah Moore
Southeast Asia-Europe - Moxidectin for Strongyloidiasis

Strongyloides stercoralis belongs to the soil-transmitted helminths and is the most neglected helminth infection among the neglected tropical diseases. It occurs almost worldwide and may result in long-lasting infections and significant morbidity. Today, drug treatments, combined with health...

Ongoing
01.03.2020 - 28.02.2022
Clinical Trial
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Helminth Drug Development
Jennifer Keiser
HBHI - Country modelling to support National Malaria Control Programs - High Burden to High Impact

Through the High Burden to High Impact (HBHI) response launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Roll Back Malaria partnership (RBM), public health modelers have been invited by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (“the Global Fund”) to support the national...

Ongoing
25.02.2020 - 26.02.2021
Intervention Study, Long term service project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) , The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria , Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Analytics and Intervention Modelling
Emilie Pothin
Assessment of health effects of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields: systematic reviews

The Radiation Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) has an ongoing project to assess potential health effects of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) in the general and working population. Based on an international expert survey on potential adverse health outcomes...

Ongoing
10.02.2020 -
Short term service project
World Health Organization (WHO)
Environmental Exposures and Health, Health Systems Support
Martin Röösli
Country modelling to support National Malaria Control Program - Benin

The Programme National de Lutte Contre le Paludisme (PNLP) of Benin is in the process of updating the National Strategic Plan (NSP) to achieve specific reductions in malaria burden over the coming decade, and specifically to reduce incidence to 25% relative to the current Business as Usual...

Ongoing
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020
Long term service project, Intervention Study
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) , Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Analytics and Intervention Modelling
Emilie Pothin
Vivax - Plasmodium vivax Transmission Model

Building on previous literature (White et al. 2016), the Swiss TPH team has developed a model for Plasmodium vivax transmission to support decision-making and advocacy in countries where this parasite is dominant. This compartmental model accounts specifically for the liver stages of P. vivax...

Ongoing
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020
Intervention Study, Long term service project, Research project
Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Analytics and Intervention Modelling
Emilie Pothin
Social Transfers for Exclusive Breastfeeding: A Pilot Program in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)

Children in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) continue to receive sub-optimal nutrition because of low breastfeeding rates, undermining their developmental potential. While major public health campaigns have tried to increase breastfeeding rates, they have been largely unsuccessful. This...

Ongoing
01.01.2020 - 30.09.2021
Intervention Study
University of Basel / Förderung exzellenter Nachwuchsforschender
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Jordyn Wallenborn
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
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Systems Performance and Monitoring
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 - 30.11.2020
Short term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
ST-DHS - Systems thinking for district health systems

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

Ongoing
01.11.2019 - 31.10.2021
Intervention Study, Research project, Teaching and training project
Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR)
Household Health Systems
Daniel Cobos Muñoz
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
Prospective Multicentre Clinical Trial for the Evaluation of the Accuracy and Diagnostic Yield of the Fujifilm LAM TB Test for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in HIV-positive Patients

New, rapid, non-sputum-based point-of-care (POC) diagnostic solutions to detect TB are urgently needed. This is a prospective, multicentre cohort study (Sponsor: FIND) in which the accuracy and the diagnostic yield of the FujiLAM test will be assessed using a microbiological reference standard, an...

Ongoing
02.09.2019 - 30.04.2021
Clinical Trial
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND ), Geneva, Switzerland
Clinical Research Unit
Klaus Reither
Performance of Cepheid GeneXpert® Omni for early detection of tuberculosis and multidrug resistant tuberculosis in adults with presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis at Primary Health Care facilities in Georgia in a controlled phased pre and post intervention

Tuberculosis (TB) still remains a major global challenge. In 2017, there were estimated10million new cases globally. Same year 16% of people with TB has died from the disease. In the same year, 6.4 million new cases were reported, accounting for only 64% of the total estimated incidence. Due to...

Ongoing
01.09.2019 - 31.12.2020
Intervention Study
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND ), Geneva, Switzerland
Clinical Research Unit
Klaus Reither
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
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
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 - 31.12.2021
Long term service project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
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
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
ALTO cohort - The Peruvian Andes Multigenerational High Altitude Cohort (ALTO)

 The Peruvian Andes Multigenerational High Altitude Cohort (ALTO) is a birth cohort providing an opportunity for a longitudinal follow-up of children that will address child health from pregnancy to later life. It offers an ideal study setting to elucidate early life exposures and epigenetics on the...

Ongoing
01.07.2019 - 31.12.2022
Observational study, Research project
Eckenstein-Geigy Stiftung
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Daniel Mäusezahl , Stella Hartinger
Engaging with antenatal care providers to conduct vaccination counselling with expectant mothers

Vaccination is a powerful public health tool that reduces the global burden of disease immensely and saves 2-3 million lives a year. Vaccination coverage in Switzerland can be improved, yet only providing the correct information to the population will not be sufficient to achieve this. As the...

Ongoing
10.06.2019 - 30.06.2020
Research project
Swiss TPH , Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) / Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG)
Society, Gender and Health
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
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
Moxi Strong - Moxidectin for Strongyloidiasis

The overarching goal of this project is to assemble for the first time key data on the safety and efficacy and pharmacokinetics of moxidectin for the treatment of strongyloidiasis. We propose to conduct a Phase 2a  The project consists of three objectives:
1. What is the efficacy and safety of...

Ongoing
01.05.2019 - 30.04.2022
Research project
Fondazione Adiuvare, Lugano
Helminth Drug Development
Jennifer Keiser
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
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 - 31.05.2022
Long term service project
European Commission (EU) / European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP2)
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
Community Health Workers - Haiti

The demand for geographic information systems (GIS) and related tools is increasing among public health decision-makers, as the utility is being recognized and both methodological innovations and computational capacity evolve. Simulation studies of optimal geographical placement scenarios for health...

Ongoing
25.02.2019 - 29.05.2020
Intervention Study
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Analytics and Intervention Modelling
Emilie Pothin
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 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
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 Science Foundation (SNSF) / Programme Sinergia
Medicines Implementation Research Unit, Household Economics and Health Systems Research, One Health
Jürg Utzinger
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) , Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) / Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG)
Environmental Exposures and Health, Physical Hazards and Health
Botnar-Vac - Basel vaccine research and development initiative

The proposed projects aim at improving childhood health in the tropics by addressing current needs in vaccines research and development. First targets will be malaria and Buruli ulcer, two infectious diseases which affect primarily children in Africa.

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022
Research project
Fondation BOTNAR
Medicines Development Unit
Gerd Pluschke , Marco Tamborrini
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, and...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Health Systems Support
Damien Revault
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
External evaluation of the health ticket - The Voucher approach implemented by FAIRMED, Lobaye Primary Health Project (PSPL)

The FAIRMED Foundation has been present in Africa as an NGO since 1959 (Cameroon). FAIRMED has significant experience in CAR, based on its reputation on Neglected Tropical Diseases, particularly through the technical and financial support to the national programme that it has been supporting since...

Ongoing
01.12.2018 - 31.03.2019
Short term service project
Fairmed
MED - Medical Education Development 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
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Digital Health Unit
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
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
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch , Siddharth Srivastava