Kaspar Wyss, Professor, PhD, MPH

Function(s)
Head of Department

Qualification
Public Health Specialist and Epidemiologist

Organisational Entity
Swiss Centre for International Health

 Kaspar Wyss, PhD, is a Public Health Specialist, Professor and Head of Department of the Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. Kaspar Wyss has strong management and leadership experience and is in charge of a team of over 50 staff in Basel focusing on health systems development primarily in low- and middle income countries.

Activities relate to both research and health system strengthening and performance assessment, with a specific interest in the role and importance of human resources for health and primary care. He directs a number of research and implementation projects in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia among else the Horizon 2020 program “Strengthening management at district level to support the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (PERFORM2scale).

He holds extensive consultancy experiences for a broad range of clients such as the World Bank, the Swiss Agency for Development or the German GiZ and KfW.

For the University of Basel and other universities he teaches on health systems. Kaspar Wyss acts further as supervisor for several PhD and MSc students.

Heerdegen A.C.S, Bonenberger M, Aikins M, Schandorf P, Akweongo P, Wyss K. Health worker transfer processes within the public health sector in Ghana: a study of three districts in the Eastern Region. Hum Resour Health. 2019;17:45. DOI: 10.1186/s12960-019-0379-z

Liwanag H.J, Wyss K. Optimising decentralisation for the health sector by exploring the synergy of decision space, capacity and accountability: insights from the Philippines. Health Res Policy Syst. 2019;17:4. DOI: 10.1186/s12961-018-0402-1

Schubiger M et al. Informing the medical education reform in Tajikistan: evidence on the learning environment at two nursing colleges. BMC Med Educ. 2019;19:85. DOI: 10.1186/s12909-019-1515-0

Auer C et al. Health-seeking behaviour and treatment delay in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Switzerland: some slip through the net. Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148(35-36):w14659. DOI: 10.4414/smw.2018.14659

Crivelli M, Wyss K, Grize L, Matthys B, Aebi T, Zemp E. Are overweight and obesity in children risk factors for anemia in early childhood? Results from a national nutrition survey in Tajikistan. Int J Public Health. 2018;63(4):491-499. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-018-1088-4

Gerold J, Erismann S, Wyss K. Mapping Study Influenza : inventaire des activités de prévention de la grippe saisonnière en Suisse: dans le cadre de la Stratégie nationale de prévention de la grippe saisonnière (GRIPS). Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2018

Gerold J, Erismann S, Wyss K. Mapping Study Influenza: Inventory of activities in the prevention of seasonal influenza in Switzerland: within the framework of the national strategy for the prevention of seasonal influenza (GRIPS). Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2018

Gerold J, Erismann S, Wyss K. Mapping Study Influenza: Inventario delle attività sulla prevenzione dell’influenza stagionale in Svizzera: nell’ambito della strategia nazionale di prevenzione dell’in-fluenza stagionale (GRIPS). Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2018

Gerold J, Erismann S, Wyss K. Mapping Study Influenza: Inventar der Aktivitäten zur Prävention der saisonalen Grippe in der Schweiz: im Rahmen der nationalen Strategie zur Prävention der saisonalen Grippe (GRIPS). Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institue, 2018

Lingg M, Dreser A, Durán-Arenas L, Wyss K. Strategies to improve the medical device life cycle in Mexico. Salud Publica Mex. 2018;60(4):462-471. DOI: 10.21149/9060

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