15.06.2021

Forschungskooperation zur Entwicklung eines neuartigen Covid-Impfstoffes

Das Unispital Basel, die Universität Basel und das Schweizerische Tropen- und Public Health-Institut haben eine Kooperation mit dem Unternehmen RocketVax vereinbart und treiben... More...

14.06.2021

DYNAMIC: New Clinical Decision Support Tool Reduces Antibiotic Prescription in Children by a Four-fold

A pilot study conducted in Tanzania and Rwanda has demonstrated that the quality of care for sick children is improved through the use of clinical decision support algorithms.... More...

04.06.2021

More than a Third of Heat Deaths Are Linked to Climate Change

Between 1991 and 2018, more than a third of all deaths in which heat played a role were attributable to human-induced global warming, according to a new study in the Nature Climate... More...

28.05.2021

Mathias Kronig New Administrative Director at Swiss TPH

Mathias Kronig has been elected as the new Administrative Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). He succeeds Matthias Schmid-Huberty who led the... More...

25.05.2021

Prisons Accelerate Spread of Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis in Georgia

Of the 1.4 million victims of tuberculosis worldwide each year, only about 3% are due to a multidrug-resistant strain. In Georgia, this is not the case. In a new study published... More...

27.04.2021

ANTICOV: Largest Clinical Trial in Africa to Test New Drug Combination

The need for effective COVID-19 treatments remains particularly acute, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where access to vaccines is still extremely limited. The ANTICOV clinical... More...

27.04.2021

Jeunes3 Programme Comes to a Close

The JeuneS3 (Santé, Sécurité, Sexualité) programme, which focused on improving adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health in four Francophone African countries, has come... More...

26.04.2021

La séroprévalence a augmenté à 21% dans la région de Bâle

Dans les cantons de Bâle Ville et Bâle Campagne, on a détecté des anticorps contre le SARS-CoV-2 chez près de 21% de la population adulte. Comparé à l’automne dernier, la... More...

23.04.2021

New Modelling Project Launched to Support National Malaria Control Programmes

Over the past two decades, substantial progress has been made in reducing the global burden of malaria through vector control interventions and improved access to diagnosis and... More...

22.04.2021

EUR 2.47 Million Grant Awarded to Swiss TPH for Helminth Research

Jennifer Keiser, Head of the Helminth Drug Development Unit at Swiss TPH, was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant for EUR 2.47 million over five years to conduct... More...

17.04.2021

Obituary: Dr. Reinhard Glück

We are deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Dr. Reinhard Glück. He passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, 19 April, 2021, shortly before reaching the age of 70. More...

01.04.2021

La saison des pollens en Suisse commence plus tôt et est plus intense en raison des changements climatiques

Mauvaises nouvelles pour les personnes allergiques: ces trois dernières décennies, les températures croissantes ont influé sur l’arrivée, la durée et l’intensité de la saison des... More...

31.03.2021

Promising Treatment Alternative Against Parasitic Worm Infection

Strongyloidiasis, a parasitic worm infection caused by soil-transmitted helminths, remains a neglected public health problem with limited treatment options. Swiss TPH researchers... More...

24.03.2021

Clinical Trial of Multi Drug-Resistant TB Treatment Ends Enrolment Early, Offering Hope for TB Patients

A trial aiming to find a better treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has stopped enrolling patients early after its independent data safety and monitoring board... More...

22.03.2021

Auf gute Nachbarschaft – Das Swiss TPH und SKAN vernetzen sich am Bachgraben in Allschwil

Das BaseLink-Areal in Allschwil entwickelt sich zu einem grossen Hub im Bereich Life Science und Innovation. Das Schweizerische Tropen- und Public Health-Institut (Swiss TPH) und... More...

19.03.2021

Novel Diagnostics to Improve Migrant and Refugee Health

Swiss TPH is launching a new project on the development of an integrated infectious disease diagnosis and surveillance system (NIIDS) to improve migrant and refugee health. NIIDS... More...

12.03.2021

Swiss-Tajik Cooperation: Nearly 20 Years of Primary Healthcare Development

Two long-standing Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation projects that are implemented by Swiss TPH, Project Sino and the Medical Education Reform Project, have come to a... More...

25.02.2021

Improving Access to Schistosomiasis Treatment for Young Children

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium receives funding for the implementation of the ADOPT programme, which paves the way for the introduction of a child-friendly formulation to... More...

19.02.2021

Young Researchers in Environmental Epidemiology Share Latest Findings

Swiss TPH and the European Chapter of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) hosted a virtual symposium for young scientists in the field of environmental... More...

10.02.2021

COVID-19 Test from Start to Finish: How Does it Work?

Testing for COVID-19 has rapidly scaled up in the past months, thanks to better availability of testing material and the introduction of new testing strategies. The Swiss TPH... More...

08.02.2021

Improving Access to COVID-19 Screening and Testing in African Countries

A new joint initiative from the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health and the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership will support three COVID-19-related... More...

05.02.2021

Global Action Required to Tackle Pandemic-Induced Hunger and Poverty

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline in living standards and rising food insecurity in low- and middle-income countries across the globe, according to a new... More...

29.01.2021

Mitigating the Impact of COVID‑19 on Neglected Tropical Diseases

The unprecedented progress made in global health over the past 20 years is being threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent publication in Infectious Diseases of Poverty,... More...

20.01.2021

Study Identifies European Cities with Highest Mortality Due to Air Pollution

A health impact study for the first time has estimated the mortality burden attributable to air pollution in more than 1,000 European cities. The study, published in The Lancet... More...

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...