Mathematical modelling to examine disease, control measures, vaccine interactions and resistance to guide public health and disease elimination strategies

Mathematical models are increasingly important to understand new and existing diseases and for planning how we tackle these diseases. Models with enough detail of how a disease interacts with the body, how drugs and other interventions affect the disease, and how health systems respond can help us...

Ongoing
01.09.2021 - 31.08.2023
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny
EPOCH - Women’s political EmPOwerment and Child Health

Although increasing women’s representation in political decision-making has the potential to significantly improve child health and development in LMIC, existing evidence is almost exclusively observational with little to know knowledge on the exact mechanisms linking both dimensions. To address...

Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.12.2023
Evaluation project
European Commission (EU) / Horizon 2020
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
Core Malaria Modelling

This collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support core malaria model development at Swiss TPH, including the improvement and maintenance of the Disease Modelling unit's publicly available individual-based model, OpenMalaria, and new mathematical models to answer questions with...

Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.07.2024
Research project
Disease Modelling, Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny , Nakul Chitnis
TraNQuIL2 - Toward prevention of health effects from acute and chronic noise exposure

Epidemiological research in the last decade has revealed associations between various cardiometabolic diseases and road, railway and aircraft noise. However, still little is known about mental health effects and most effective interventions to reduce health burden from transportation noise exposure.

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Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.07.2025
Research project
Environmental Exposures and Health, Physical Hazards and Health, Environmental Exposure Modelling
Martin Röösli
NICE - Nutrition in City Ecosystems

The Nutrition in City Ecosystems (NICE) project connects the demand and supply side of food systems, engages women and youth - including through social business models - and builds local governance capacity initially in two secondary cities each in Bangladesh, Kenya and Rwanda. Emphasis is placed on...

Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.07.2025
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
QuEST - Quality Evidence for Health System Transformation (QuEST)

The QuEST Network has three primary objectives:
 

     

  1. Establish the QuEST Network: build an operational platform and establish QuEST Centers to jointly conduct high impact R&D and build national health system research expertise; develop the Network of affiliates and processes for collaboration,...

Ongoing
01.07.2021 - 31.12.2024
Observational study
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
SHE - Strategies for Hookworm Eradication (SHE): Harnessing the parasite developmental keys for designing targeted clinical approaches

Hookworm (Necator americanus or Ancylostoma duodenale) infections represent a major neglected tropical disease, affecting 700 million people worldwide and causing morbidity due to their impact on nutrient uptake and their need to feed on host blood resulting in severe anemia. Hookworm mainly infects...

Ongoing
01.07.2021 - 30.06.2026
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) / Career PRIMA
Hookworm Immuno-Biology Group
Tiffany Bouchery
MR Burundi - Monitoring Review Burundi

Monitor the implementation of the Grant Management Requirements (GMRs) as well as any relevant audit recommendations.
Monitor the financial performance of the grant:

     

  • Verify that financial records are maintained accurately
  • Financial reports submitted to Gavi in due time
  • Provide additional assurance...

Ongoing
28.06.2021 - 15.10.2021
Short term service project
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Jean-Pierre Juif
MIS Malawi - Malawi Malaria Indicator Survey Quality Assurance Services

Malaria indicator surveys are an important source of data on disease burden (parasite prevalence, fever prevalence, etc), and coverage of malaria prevention and case management interventions, particularly in high and moderate transmission settings. The quality of evidence generated through such...

Ongoing
21.06.2021 - 31.12.2021
Short term service project
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Luis Segura
Provision of Technical Assistance for Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery Preparation and Readiness

The introduction of a new vaccine provides many opportunities as well as challenges to improve a country’s overall immunization programme as well as its health services and health system. Many of the activities carried out to prepare, implement and monitor the introduction of COVID-19 vaccination...

Ongoing
28.05.2021 - 31.12.2021
Short term service project
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Bertrand Chenin