Kaspar Wyss, Professor, PhD, MPH

Head of Department

Public Health Specialist and Epidemiologist

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.

Liwanag H.J, Wyss K. Assessing decentralisation is a challenging but necessary task if it should continue as a reform strategy: reflections from the systematic review by Sumah, Baatiema, and Abimbola. Health Policy. 2017(in press). DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.01.009

Kiefer S et al. Operational and implementation research within Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants: a situation analysis in six countries. Global Health. 2017;13(1):22. DOI: 10.1186/s12992-017-0245-5

Lingg M, Dreser Mansilla A, Duran-Arenas L, Wyss K. The regulation, assessment, and management of medical devices in Mexico: how do they shape the quality of delivered healthcare?. Safety in Health. 2017;3:4. DOI: 10.1186/s40886-017-0055-8

Donadel M, Karimova G, Nabiev R, Wyss K. Drug prescribing patterns at primary health care level and related out-of-pocket expenditures in Tajikistan. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016;16:556. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1799-2

Lingg M, Wyss K, Duran-Arenas L. Effects of procurement practices on quality of medical device or service received: a qualitative study comparing countries. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016;16(a):362. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1610-4

Bonenberger M, Aikins M, Akweongo P, Wyss K. Factors influencing the work efficiency of district health managers in low-resource settings: a qualitative study in Ghana. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016;16:12. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1271-3

Kiefer S et al. How can patients and their physicians contribute to an outbreak investigation? Experiences from a nationwide listeriosis outbreak in Switzerland. Swiss Med Wkly. 2016;146:w14366. DOI: 10.4414/smw.2016.14366

Lingg M, Wyss K, Duran-Arenas L. How does the knowledge environment shape procurement practices for orthopaedic medical devices in Mexico?. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016;16:85. DOI: 10.1186/s12911-016-0324-1

Kiefer S, Auer C, Altpeter E, Zellweger J.P, Blum J, Wyss K. Tuberkulose in der Schweiz: das Wichtigste in K├╝rze. Swiss Med Forum. 2016;16(30-31):613-618

Miraliev S.R, Bratschi M.W, Juraeva N, Komilov I, van Twillert F.J, Wyss K. Assessment of work-time allocation of health workers at family medicine level in rural Tajikistan through direct observation. Trop Med Int Health, 2015;20(Suppl. 1):98-99