Accelerated Research and Development Needed to End Malaria (News)
are supported by representatives from WHO collaborating centres, WHO staff and other key stakeholders. Swiss TPH scientists contributed though the WHO collaborating centre on Modelling, Monitoring and Training [...] Chair of SAGme. The group has published the executive summary of its report today, ahead of a WHO-hosted forum on “Rising to the Challenge of Malaria Eradication” to be held in Geneva on 9 September [...] in total gross domestic product (GDP) – a benefit to cost ratio in excess...
Interventions for Schistosomiasis Elimination in Zanzibar (News)
Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new target: elimination of schistosomiasis as a public health problem and interruption of transmission in selected areas by 2025. Countries who have achieved interruption [...] well as teaching and training both in Switzerland and in endemic areas. Swiss TPH is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Epidemiology and Control of Helminth Infections . The work is comprised of teaching
An Innovative Approach to Improving Young People’s Mental Health (News)
Salvador Camacho, Project Leader at Swiss TPH. "We are grateful to be collaborating with a diverse group of highly-skilled partners who are working together to develop computer simulation models, which together [...] countries across the globe. With over half the world's population living in urban areas, decision makers, who are often constrained by limited resources, face significant challenges to design effective mental
Contact Tracing With Prophylactic Treatment Could Near-Eliminate Leprosy (News)
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (LPEP) programme - initiated by the Novartis Foundation - traced 170,000 people who had been in contact with individuals newly diagnosed with leprosy, and treated 150,000 of them with [...] in the elimination of this disease. We would like to thank the governments, NGOs and investigators who worked with us to make this landmark initiative a reality, enabling post-exposure prophylaxis to be [...] leprosy in contacts of leprosy patients by nearly 60%. 2 As a result,...