Constanze Pfeiffer, PhD, MA

Scientific Project Leader

Medical Anthropology

Professional activities at Swiss TPH

  • Leading and supervising research on adolescent health
  • Providing social science support in research and teaching
  • Supervising MA and PhD projects in the fields of HIV/AIDS, malaria, reproductive health, quality improvement etc.

Vischer N, Pfeiffer C, Limacher M, Burri C. "You can save time if..."-a qualitative study on internal factors slowing down clinical trials in Sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS One. 2017;12(3):e0173796. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173796

Vischer N, Pfeiffer C, Kealy J, Burri C. Increasing protocol suitability for clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa: a mixed methods study. Glob Health Res Policy. 2017;2:11. DOI: 10.1186/s41256-017-0031-1

Briët O et al. The effect of small solar powered ‘Bͻkͻͻ’ net fans on mosquito net use: results from a randomized controlled cross-over trial in southern Ghana. Malar J. 2017;16:12. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-016-1654-2

Mtenga S.M, Geubbels E, Tanner M, Merten S, Pfeiffer C. "It is not expected for married couples": a qualitative study on challenges to safer sex communication among polygamous and monogamous partners in southeastern Tanzania. Glob Health Action. 2016;9:32326. DOI: 10.3402/gha.v9.32326

Jaribu J, Penfold S, Manzi F, Schellenberg J, Pfeiffer C. Improving institutional childbirth services in rural Southern Tanzania: a qualitative study of healthcare workers' perspective. BMJ Open. 2016;6(9):e010317. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010317

Jaeger M.S et al. Perceptions on the effect of small electric fans on comfort inside bed nets in southern Ghana: a qualitative study. Malar J. 2016;15:580. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-016-1614-x

Vischer N et al. The good clinical practice guideline and its interpretation - perceptions of clinical trial teams in sub-Saharan Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2016;21(8):1040-1048. DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12734

Briët O.J.T et al. A project testing whether small solar powered electric fans improve comfort inside mosquito news. Trop Med Int Health, 2015;20(Suppl. 1):162. Abstracts of the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, 6-10 September 2015, Basel, Switzerland

Shao A.F et al. Can smartphones and tablets improve the management of childhood illness in Tanzania? A qualitative study from a primary health care worker's perspective. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015;15:135. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-015-0805-4

Vischer N, Pfeiffer C, Burri C. Improving efficiency and quality in clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa. Trop Med Int Health, 2015;20(Suppl. 1):125. Abstracts of the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, 6-10 September 2015, Basel, Switzerland

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