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.

Warren A.E, Wyss K, Shakarishvili G, Atun R, de Savigny D. Global health initiative investments and health systems strengthening: a content analysis of global fund investments. Global Health. 2013;9:30. DOI: 10.1186/1744-8603-9-30

Wyss K. Where do we stand and where to go? Primary health care and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in eastern Europe and Central Asia. Bull Medicus Mundi. 2013(128):53-55

Wyss K, Bakozoda K, Costa J, Kiefer S. Demand and supply-side incentives to increase utilization of primary health care services in Tajikistan: part III: synthesis report. . Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2012

Windisch R et al. HIV treatment and reproductive health in the health system in Burkina Faso: resource allocation and the need for integration. Reprod Health Matters. 2011;19(38):163-175. DOI: 10.1016/S0968-8080(11)38587-4

Wyss K, Weiss S, Stucki C. Swiss contributions to human resources for health development in low- and middle-income countries : current practices and possible future orientations. . Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2010

Windisch R, Wyss K, Prytherch H. A cross-country review of strategies of the German development cooperation to strengthen human resources. Hum Resour Health. 2009;7(1):46. DOI: 10.1186/1478-4491-7-46

Wyss K, de Savigny D. Can conditional cash transfers contribute to health systems strengthening?. Bull Medicus Mundi. 2009(112):6-8

Wyss K, Schwarz J, Prytherch H, Bovier P, Hersperger M, Zahorka M. Gestion de la qualité dans les soins ambulatories: rôles possibles pour la FMH. Schweiz Ärzteztg. 2008;89(16):708-712

Wyss K, Schwarz J, Prytherch H, Bovier P, Hersperger M, Zahorka M. Qualitätsmanagement in der ambulanten Versorgung: mögliche Rollen der FMH. Schweiz Ärzteztg. 2008;89:708-712

Weiss S, Martin K, Lorenz N, Wyss K. Human Resources - the heart of every health system. Bull Medicus Mundi. 2007(104):6-11