IMVAHA - The impact of menstrual health management on the vaginal microbiome: Linking transdisciplinary health science and policy to improve safety and hygiene for the benefit of women’s health

At least one out of three to four women experiences vaginal health issues due to an unbalance of beneficial and harmful microbes. These microbes live in each vagina and are known as the vaginal microbiome. However, most women fear asking for help and are not aware of the army of microbes that…

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2024
Research project
Swiss Network for international Studies (SNIS)
Society, Gender and Health
Sonja Merten
AVITHRAPID - Antiviral Therapeutics for Rapid Response Against Pandemic Infectious Diseases

The European Consortium "Antiviral Therapeutics for Rapid Response Against Pandemic Infectious Diseases" (AVITHRAPID) aims to support the search for novel broad-spectrum antiviral compounds by advancing multiple approaches. Building on a pre-existing set of bioactive small molecules, which are at…

01.01.2024 - 30.06.2028
Clinical Trial, Research project
European Commission (EU) / Horizon Europe
Clinical Operations
Elisabeth Reus
DIMAS - Democratizing Neglected Tropical Diseases Interventions through Citizen Science for Improving Women’s Health in a Fragile Setting at Lake Chad

In crisis areas, health systems struggle to serve refugee, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host populations. A particular concern are diseases linked to insufficient water, sanitation and hygiene. Schistosomiasis is part of this group and affects people of all ages, while women and girls are…

01.01.2024 - 31.03.2027
Intervention Study
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Diseases and Programmes
Helena Greter
Digitalisation of a clinical algorithm (according to decision logic provided by MSF) into an existing CHT mobile application called MSFeCARE

Development of a clinical algorithm (in English/French) providing clinical decision support to Médicins sans Frontières (MSF) staff in clinics caring for patients with sexually transmitted infections (STI).

01.11.2023 - 31.03.2024
Short term service project
Médecins sans Frontières (MSF)
Digital Health Unit
Evaluation simply listen

Swiss TPH was commissioned by the Basel-Stadt Department of Health, in collaboration with the Basel-Stadt Office for Social Contributions, to conduct an external evaluation of the Basel health audio tool "Simply listen". This audio tool was developed to inform hard-to-reach groups about health…

01.11.2023 - 31.03.2024
Short term service project
Gesundheitsdepartement des Kantons Basel Stadt
Swiss Centre for International Health
Sarah Rajkumar
Policy Lung Health - Health policy analysis to continuously improve and streamline services for the management and coordination of care of individuals

This research project embarks on a comprehensive analysis of the implementation of Physical Activity Level (PAL) programs across various countries, focusing on the determinants of success and failure. The study is pivotal in understanding how different nations, with their unique socio-economic,…

16.10.2023 - 31.05.2024
Short term service project
World Health Organization (WHO)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Salvador Camacho
CTC Research Study on HPV - Controlled Temperature Chain Research Study on HPV in Côte d'Ivoire

The Vaccine Innovation Prioritization Strategy (VIPS) goal is to provide greater clarity on lower- and middle-income country (LMIC) needs to manufacturers as well as partners to inform and influence investment decisions. The Controlled Temperature Chain (CTC) is an innovative approach to vaccine…

13.10.2023 - 30.08.2024
Long term service project
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Xavier Bosch-Capblanch
EarlyGam - Exploring early sexual differentiation in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

Plasmodium falciparum, an obligate intracellular parasite of the phylum Apicomplexa, is the causative agent of the most severe form of malaria in humans. Despite the massive implementation of control interventions, malaria still causes over 200 million clinical cases and half a million deaths…

01.10.2023 - 30.09.2027
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) / Project Funding
Gene Regulation
Till Voss
Strengthening research data management capacity at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research

High quality accessible data is the basis of sound medical and public health research. Health research institutions around the world therefore require sufficient capacity to generate, manage, analyse and interpret research data. Historically, research institutions in resource limited settings have…

01.09.2023 - 31.12.2023
Short term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) , Forlen Stiftung
Intervention Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel
WORMVACS2.0 - Innovations for vaccines against helminth infections

Infections with parasitic worms (helminths) continue to cause a massive global health burden. Yet, effective vaccines to enable control and elimination of helminth infections do not exist. Primary reasons for this are that target discovery approaches are not well developed, protective immune…

01.09.2023 - 31.08.2028
Research project
European Commission (EU) / Horizon Europe
Helminth Drug Development
Jennifer Keiser