With its service department, the Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss TPH acts as a health advisory, support and implementation agency for a variety of local, national and international funding bodies and clients. Further, Swiss TPH features a contract research organisation that plans, assists and conducts clinical research trials for academic and non-academic clients, in particular, in low-resource countries.
Swiss TPH is very well know in the region of Basel for its travel-related medicine. More than 3000 people find their way to the "Föhre" every year to get travel recommendation and vaccination. As the national diagnostic reference centre for imported parasitic diseases, hospitals from all over Switzerland send their samples to Basel.
Swiss TPH is a Centre of Competence for travel and tropical medicine. Our specialised medical doctors are covering all aspects of travellers health including vaccination, malaria prophylaxis and special medical needs related to travelling.
The National Reference Centre for Imported Human Parasitic Diseases examines blood, serum, stool and urine samples with various techniques, including immunodiagnostics, microscopic examination and PCR for presence of parasites.