Annual Report 2017

Improving people’s health internationally and nationally through excellence in research, teaching  and training, and services.

Swiss TPH effectively pursues this mandate day after day and produces measurable results, outputs and impact.

It is our pleasure to present the Swiss TPH Annual Report 2017.


Summer Symposium 2018

Clinical Research in Resource Limited Settings - Mission Impossible or Role Model for Future Drug Development?

Basel, 28 June 2018

The Swiss TPH Summer Symposium 2018 invites clinical researchers, drug development specialists and students to review and discuss future approaches to drug development.

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HIV Testing at Home

Home-based HIV testing and prompt treatment with antiretroviral therapy increases the number of patients under treatment as well as treatment success.

This is the key result of a clinical trial in Lesotho carried out by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, in collaboration with SolidarMed and the Government of Lesotho.

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24 March is World TB Day

Swiss TPH commemorates World TB Day on 24 March. We actively support the fight against tuberculosis, from basic research to implementation at health systems level.

For his research on  the mechanics of combination therapy against TB, Andrej Trauner, scientist at Swiss TPH, receives this year's Swiss TB Award.

Photo: Thomas Schuppisser / Swiss TPH

Swiss TB Award 2018

New Understanding of Parasite Biology

Researchers at Swiss TPH made an important step toward deeper understanding of how malaria blood stage parasites turn the switch to become transmissible to other humans. The results were published on Friday 16 March 2018 in the multidisciplinary journal Science.

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28 January is World Leprosy Day

Leading leprosy organisations have joined forces to launch a Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy to accelerate progress towards a world without this neglected tropical disease.

Swiss TPH was involved in the creation of the partnership, representing the scientific community.

Photo: A. Kumar / Novartis Foundation

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28.05 17:15 to 18:00

Excess Mortality in People with Epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa: Analysis of Community data

Lecturer: Francis Levira
Location: Swiss TPH, Kilimanjaro
Event category: Seminar (50775-01)

29.05 13:15 to 14:00

Machine Learning for Clinical Data Analysis and Precision Medicine

Lecturer: Professor Julia Vogt, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Basel, Switzerland
Location: Swiss TPH, Kilimanjaro
Event category: Guest Seminar

08.05.2018 - 12:00:00

Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Chad

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is crucial to ensure no one is left behind in terms of accessing health services. In collaboration with other donors, the Swiss Agency for... More...

24.04.2018 - 20:00:00

Parenting Groups Can Improve Child Development

Parenting groups in rural communities can improve early childhood development in low-resource settings. These are the findings of a study conducted by Swiss TPH in collaboration... More...

20.04.2018 - 10:02:19

Mehr Innovation – Weniger Armut: Basler Institutionen spielen gegen Malaria auf

Basel hat eine lange Tradition auf dem Gebiet der Malaria. Seit Jahrzehnten setzen sich öffentliche und private Institutionen in der Stadt mit moderner Wissenschaft und globalem... More...

17.04.2018 - 09:49:00

Triple Drug Combination Shows High Activity Against Parasitic Worm Infections

Swiss TPH researchers were able to show high efficacy of a triple drug therapy against hookworm and whipworm in a clinical trial in school-aged children in Lao PDR. This new... More...