NCD-Peru - NCD-Peru -Understanding NCDs in the Peruvian Andes: Epidemiology, perceptions and health system

 

By the end of the 20th century Peru entered in to an epidemic transition with mortality rates of infectious and maternal diseases declining and NCD’s emerging, changing national public health profile and actions significantly. NCD’s account for the majority of deaths in contemporary Peru. National...

Ongoing
01.08.2018 - 31.12.2022
Research project, PhD project, Observational study
Swiss School of Public Health SSPH+ , Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Daniel Mäusezahl
SwissLegio - Legionnaires' diseases: Prestudies on the Epidemiology in Switzerland

Legionella spp. are common environmental bacteria, living in fresh water. They are also known to cultivate in man-made water reservoirs such as cooling towers or shower heads. Infection may lead to legionellosis, a group of diseases ranging from a mild, flu-like illness (Pontiac fever),...

Ongoing
01.07.2018 - 30.01.2020
Research project, PhD project
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Fabienne Fischer , Daniel Mäusezahl
BAG - Food- und Waterborne-Themen - Research on the epidemiology of food- and waterborne diseases in Switzerland

Financed by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) various studies are conducted to elucidate specific topics of interest to the office in the fields of prevention, control and evidence-based guideline development related to the management of food- and waterborne pathogens in Switzerland:

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Ongoing
17.10.2016 - 15.12.2019
Research project
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Daniel Mäusezahl
Investigating the increasing trend of EHEC notifications in Swiss surveillance data

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) detected a significant increase in notified cases of infections with enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) since 2014. While EHEC cases increase, the number of cases with haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS; a complication of EHEC infections) remained stable. It...

Ongoing
01.05.2016 - 30.06.2018
Research project
Household Health Systems
Daniel Mäusezahl
BUGS - The burden of gastroenteritis in Switzerland (BUGS) study

Acute gastroenteritis (AG) is a common disease worldwide. The incidence and burden of disease of AG in the general Swiss population are unknown. Available information is restricted to notifiable pathogens causing AG which are reported to the National Notification System for Infectious Diseases...

Ongoing
17.11.2015 - 31.12.2022
Research project
Household Health Systems
Daniel Mäusezahl
BLV-Legionella-concept - Concept to explore the epidemiology of legionellosis in Switzerland

Legionnaires’ disease is caused by Legionella spp. and is notifiable in Switzerland. Cases reported to the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) have increased substantially from around 70 cases in 1999 to 280 cases in 2014. Reasons for this increase could include changes in diagnostic methods,...

Ongoing
01.11.2015 - 31.12.2018
Research project
Bundesamt für Veterinärwesen (BVET)
Household Health Systems
Daniel Mäusezahl
WHO RAcE - A Programmatic Analysis of integrated Community Case Management (iCCM): A Multicountry Systems-Wide Analysis of the RAcE (Rapid Access Expansion) iCCM Programme in sub-Saharan Africa

Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) is an equity-based approach to childhood illness designed to provide children living in remote areas with access to case management for pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria at the community level. The Rapid Access Expansion Programme (RAcE), steered by the...

Ongoing
01.06.2015 - 31.12.2019
Research project
World Health Organization (WHO)
Household Health Systems, Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Aliya Karim
Campylo-TESSy - Campylobacteriosis over Christmas and New Year in European countries

In Switzerland, campylobacteriosis cases reported to the National Notification System for Infectious Diseases (NNSID) peak over the summer months and during the festive season in winter. The peak during winter has hardly been described except for Switzerland while the summer peak is described in...

Ongoing
01.07.2014 - 31.07.2017
PhD project, Research project
Positivity-Study-Foodborne - Positivity rates of foodborne pathogen testing: time trends over a decade in Switzerland

In Switzerland, positive laboratory results of Campylobacter spp. and Salmonella spp. are notifiable. Cases registered in the National Notification System for Infectious Diseases (NNSID) have been increasing for Campylobacter and decreasing for Salmonella. The aim of this study is to look at the...

Ongoing
01.04.2014 - 30.06.2016
Research project
Rudolf Geigy Foundation / Rudolf Geigy-Stiftung (RGS)
Gastro-concept - Concept to assess the burden of disease and socio-economic impact of acute gastroenteritis and campylobacteriosis in Switzerland

Human campylobacteriosis, one cause of acute gastroenteritis, is only registered in the notification system if a patient consults a physician, the physician requests stool testing and the laboratory test reveals a positive result. Consequently, cases registered in the National Notification System...

Ongoing
24.03.2014 - 31.03.2015
Research project