16.09.2020

New Findings Recommend Patients with a Low HIV Viral Load Switch to Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy

HIV continues to be a major global health issue, having claimed almost 33 million lives. In a new study published today in PLOS Medicine, Swiss TPH researchers and partners... More...

15.09.2020

Only One Third of Children Receive Appropriate Malaria Care

Despite lots of progress made in the past decade, more than 270,000 children die from Malaria each year. Most of these deaths could be avoided through timely diagnosis and... More...

14.09.2020

Welcome Back, Students!

Today, 14 September 2020, Swiss TPH welcomes students to the start of the semester. As students at the bachelor, master, doctoral and post-graduate level embark on in-person,... More...

11.09.2020

Le moustique tigre dans la région du Rhin supérieur: symposium le 13 novembre 2020

Le Swiss TPH organise un symposium à Bâle le 13 novembre 2020 pour présenter la situation actuelle concernant la propagation du moustique tigre asiatique dans la vallée du Rhin... More...

06.08.2020

Preventive Measures against Heat Contribute to Health Protection

On behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) analysed the health consequences of the hot summer of 2019 and compared... More...

03.08.2020

Julia Bohlius Appointed New Head of Education & Training (ET) as of August 2020

After an international call followed by a rigorous, multi-stage evaluation procedure, Julia Bohlius has been appointed new Head of the Department of Education and Training (ET) of... More...

15.07.2020

Drones to Deliver Tuberculosis Drugs in Madagascar

The use of drones in global health settings has rapidly evolved in the past years. As drone technology continues to expand beyond the military and recreational sectors, it is... More...

02.07.2020

Study Launched on Antibody Prevalence and Impact of Coronavirus in Basel

A long-term study on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic is being carried out in the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft. The study contains both a digital survey that... More...

24.06.2020

#TogetherApart Seminar Series: the Future of Global Health

On 19 June, Swiss TPH hosted a virtual seminar called Operation 50/50 and the Future of Global Health as part of the #TogetherApart seminar series. Women in Global Health presented... More...

24.06.2020

Gebären zu Zeiten von Corona – das Krisenmanagement der Basler Hebammen

COVID-19 stellte und stellt Hebammen in der Region Basel vor neue Herausforderungen. Elisabeth Kurth, Hebamme und Geschäftsführerin vom Hebammennetzwerk Familystart, spricht im... More...

22.06.2020

Topping out Ceremony of "Belo Horizonte" Took Place One Year after the Groundbreaking Ceremony

The construction of the new Swiss TPH headquarters “Belo Horizonte” in Allschwil is underway and progressing according to plan. As of mid-May 2020, the roof of the building was... More...

29.05.2020

Farewell to Flora Kessy

It is with indescribable sadness that we learned about the passing of Prof. Dr. Flora Kessy, Executive Director of the Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health (TTCIH).... More...

27.05.2020

Swiss TPH Supports COVID-19 Efforts through Swiss Government Funding

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is supporting the re-allocation of funds within existing projects that are implemented by Swiss TPH in Africa, Central Asia... More...

14.05.2020

Molecular Signatures can Predict the Efficacy of Malaria Vaccines

A new study reveals that it is possible to identify those individuals that will be protected by the malaria vaccine before its administration. The researchers also found that... More...

13.05.2020

Swiss TPH Is Awarded Three New Grants from the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health to Combat COVID-19

Swiss TPH has been awarded 3 out of 11 new research grants from the Fast Track Call for Acute Global Health Challenges put forward by the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health... More...

11.05.2020

10 Years Swiss TPH: Integration of the ISPM into the Former Swiss Tropical Institute

Ten years ago, the former Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) within the University of Basel’s Faculty of Medicine was integrated into the Swiss Tropical Institute... More...

06.05.2020

"It Is a Race Against Time." An Interview with Claudia Daubenberger on Establishing a Diagnostic Lab for Sars-CoV-2 in Equatorial Guinea

COVID-19 poses major challenges for resource-limited countries, also when it comes to diagnostics. Swiss TPH is supporting Equatorial Guinea in establishing one of the few... More...

26.04.2020

Epidemiologist and Health Expert Marcel Tanner Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Zurich

Marcel Tanner is one of the most distinguished health experts in Switzerland. His contributions in the fields of global health, infection biology and malaria research and the... More...

25.04.2020

Journée mondiale du paludisme 2020 : Il est urgent d'agir pour sauver des vies

La Journée mondiale du paludisme de cette année est marquée par de grands progrès dans la lutte contre le paludisme avec plus de 7 millions de vies sauvées et plus d’un milliard de... More...

23.04.2020

Lancement d'un essai clinique : traitement préventif des personnes en contact avec des patient·es COVID-19

Avec l’assouplissement progressif des mesures de confinement, il devient important de pouvoir disposer d’outils et d’approches thérapeutiques qui permettraient de contenir les... More...

17.04.2020

Sleeping Sickness Elimination at a Crossroads

Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as HAT or sleeping sickness, is a vector-borne parasitic disease. Since the number of new cases reported between 2000 and 2018 dropped by... More...

16.04.2020

Nachruf: Prof. Dr. Hermann Hecker (1. Oktober 1939 - 6. April 2020)

Als Sohn eines Chemikers, der in Uster, im Züribiet aufwuchs, war Hermann Hecker die Begeisterung für Naturwissenschaften gleichsam in die Wiege gelegt. Nach der Matura 1959 im... More...

15.04.2020

Kaspar Wyss New Deputy Director of Swiss TPH

Kaspar Wyss, Head of the Swiss Centre for International Health, was appointed Deputy Director of Swiss TPH starting in April 2020. He succeeds Nino Künzli who stepped down after 10... More...

03.04.2020

Coalition Launched to Accelerate Research on the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

A group of scientists, physicians, funders, and policy makers from over 70 institutions from over 30 countries have launched an international coalition to respond to COVID-19 in... More...

02.04.2020

Swiss TPH Doctors Support the University Hospital Basel in Fight against COVID-19

During the corona crisis, the University Hospital Basel has converted the Prediger church into a Corona Test Centre where every day, hundreds of people are tested for the corona... More...

31.03.2020

2.5 Million Euro Grant Awarded to Swiss TPH for Tuberculosis Research

Sébastien Gagneux, Head of the Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology Department at Swiss TPH, was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant for EUR 2.5 million over... More...

23.03.2020

An Innovative Approach to Improving Young People’s Mental Health

Mental illness in early life can have a devastating effect on the future of young people, which in turn influences the mental wealth of societies around the globe. With over half... More...