08.01.2021

New Programme to Tackle Non-Communicable Diseases in Lesotho

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and high blood pressure are the number one cause of death and disability globally. More than 75% of premature NCD-related deaths... More...

22.12.2020

Swiss Government Increases Funding for Swiss TPH

The Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research increases its core contribution to the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) from CHF 6.25... More...

14.12.2020

Increased Access to Health for Mobile Pastoralists in Chad

Population mobility is a result of globalisation that will likely continue to increase exponentially. EXPAND, a new project led by Swiss TPH, aims to expand neglected tropical... More...

10.12.2020

Prioritizing Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus is not only a risk for our physical health, but also affects our mental health and emotional well-being. Today is the “Day of Action” in Switzerland, which is... More...

04.12.2020

Swiss TPH Symposium: Reshaping Healthcare Supply Chains

Strong and resilient supply chains ensure the provision of quality health products and vaccines to patients, making them a central component of health systems. At the virtual Swiss... More...

01.12.2020

R. Geigy Award 2020 goes to Tobias Schindler

Tobias Schindler has received the R. Geigy Award 2020 worth CHF 20,000 in recognition of his achievements in the development of new diagnostic tools in the fight against diseases... More...

27.11.2020

Le bruit nocturne des avions peut provoquer des décès cardiovasculaires

Pour la première fois, une étude a démontré que les bruits nocturnes de forte intensité causés par les avions pouvaient entraîner des décès cardiovasculaires en l’espace de deux... More...

25.11.2020

Iron Infusion Proves Effective to Treat Anaemia in Rural Africa

Iron-deficiency anaemia is a major concern in low-income settings, especially for women. In a new study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and partners... More...

24.11.2020

Largest Clinical Trial in Africa to Treat COVID-19 Cases is Launched in 13 Countries

African countries and an international network of research institutions, including the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), have joined forces to launch the... More...

23.11.2020

Pascale Vonaesch Receives SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship

Pascale Vonaesch, Scientific Project Leader at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), was awarded a prestigious Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship grant of the... More...

18.11.2020

Symposium final du projet TIGER

TIGER est un projet financé par l'UE entre la France, l’Allemagne et la Suisse pour soutenir la surveillance et le contrôle transfrontaliers du moustique tigre asiatique dans la... More...

11.11.2020

Antibody Testing Taken on the Road

The COVCO-Basel study is assessing the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in the population of the cantons Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft. A bus now brings the study team closer to the... More...

09.11.2020

Pesticide Exposure Associated with Headaches in Children

Children living in agricultural areas are likely to be exposed to a variety of pesticides during their daily lives, which may impair their neurodevelopment. The most vulnerable... More...

30.10.2020

Contact Tracing With Prophylactic Treatment Could Near-Eliminate Leprosy

Post-exposure prophylaxis with a single dose of the antibiotic rifampicin is safe, can be integrated into different leprosy control programmes, and is generally well accepted by... More...

22.10.2020

Swiss TPH Receives an Increase in Funding from Basel Cantons

The governments of the cantons of Basel-Landschaft and Basel-Stadt have increased their annual funding to the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) from a joint... More...

22.10.2020

Obituary: Prof. Dr. Niklaus A. Weiss and Camilla Weiss

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our former Vice Director, researcher, esteemed teacher and mentor Niklaus A. Weiss and his wife Camilla Weiss. We have lost two... More...

08.10.2020

HIV Self-Tests: Key Contributor to Ending HIV Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa

HIV continues to be a major global health issue, with 1.7 million new infections in 2019 alone. In Africa, a part of the world that shoulders most of the HIV burden, home-based HIV... More...

07.10.2020

Improved Bed Nets for Malaria Control in Tanzania

Insecticide-treated bed nets are the most widely adopted preventive measure against malaria, and represent an effective form of prevention for at-risk populations. A project by... More...