Ecosystems and One Health
Swiss TPH specialists analyse health within broader social and ecological systems. This allows them to better identify emerging determinants of health from single pathogens to social and ecological contexts and to better react to pressing global health challenges. Answering research questions of societal relevance, experts rely on different scientific disciplines as well as on the knowledge of academics, policy-makers and the local population. They develop, validate and implement health risk and health impact assessment approaches for projects, policies and programmes and design frameworks in order to identify health interventions with the highest economic, ecologic and social leverage.