from: 10:15 to: 11:00

The Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) Hub for Eastern Africa: A Model for Multi-Country Partnership to Advance Science and Inform Policy through Capacity Building and Research

Lecturer: Professor Kiros Berhane, Director, Graduate Programs in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Southern California, USA
Location: Swiss TPH, Room Kilimanjaro (Lecture Room 1)
Event category: Guest Seminar


from: 11:15 to: 12:00

Wearable physiological sensors for clinical studies

Lecturer: Mr Josias Wacker, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM SA), Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Location: Swiss TPH, Room Kilimanjaro (Lecture Room 1)
Event category: EPH Thursday Seminar

World Mosquito Day

20 August is World Mosquito Day!

See how Pie Mueller, Head of Vector Control, helps eliminate mosquito-borne diseases.

Copyright: Novartis

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Annual Report 2016 is Now Available

The annual report 2016 features Swiss TPH activities, transitions and insights of the last year.

Print copies can be ordered at the Swiss TPH library.


New Swiss TPH Building Allschwil: Architectural Tender has been decided

The Kunz und Mösch GmbH architect office in Basel has been awarded the contract for the new Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) building at its new location at the BaseLink site in Allschwil. The design for the new building expertly combines laboratory, training and working areas for research, teaching and service activities.


Why Swiss TPH?


Students, scientists and employers explain what Swiss TPH is really all about!




Working at Swiss TPH

Chronic Disease Clinic Ifakara: New Documentary film

For the last 10 years - thanks to early diagnosis and the deployment of antiretroviral therapy - African children infected with HIV have been able to deal with the illness not as a death sentence, but as a chronic disease and thus live a life with the same opportunities as any other child. Although behind these hopeful stories hide other dramas...

In this documentary film shot at the Chronic Disease Clinic in Ifakara (CDCI) some of them explain how their lifes are... They are the Positive Kids.

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Human odour-baited traps reduce malaria transmission

The use of a newly-developed mosquito trap incorporating human odour has resulted in a 70% decline in the population of the most significant malaria mosquito on the Kenyan island of Rusinga. As a result the number of malaria infections declined by 30% according to a «Lancet»-study published today.

Thomas Smith explains the new solar-driven door-baited trap on Tele Basel.

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WHO: Global malaria progress and challenges in 2016

Over the past 15 years, there has been a dramatic decline in the global burden of malaria. Since 2000, nearly 60 countries have reduced their malaria cases by 75% or more, and the rate of new cases has decreased by 37% globally. But our journey is far from over. In 2015 alone, more than 400 000 people died of malaria, and there were 214 million new cases of the disease.

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08.08.2017 - 10:11:10

Climate Change and Health

Climate change affects health of populations, in particular in low- and middle-income settings. On behalf of the Global Programme Climate Change and Environment of the Swiss Agency... More...

06.08.2017 - 21:45:49

Non-Communicable Diseases on the Rise in the Middle East

Apart from an upsurge in violence, a series of studies published on 4th August in the International Journal of Public Health indicates a sharp increase in non-communicable diseases... More...

04.08.2017 - 16:00:00

Akuter Durchfall belastet Schweizer Volkswirtschaft

Magen-Darm-Erkrankungen führen in der Schweiz zu beträchtlichen Erwerbsausfällen und verursachen hohe volkswirtschaftliche Kosten. Dies ist das Resultat einer Studie, die das... More...