Swiss TPH

Swiss TPH

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Location: Basel
Socinstrasse 57, 4051 Basel

Discipline: Health

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), former Swiss Tropical Institute (STI), has been founded in 1943. It has research and teaching activities in the arear of international health development. In June 2009 the Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine of the University of Basel, active in the areas of environmental epidemiology and women’s health, was integrated into the Swiss TPH.

Today over 500 employees from 40 nations work worldwide for the Swiss TPH in research, teaching and services with the main goal to contribute to health development worldwide.

As an associate institute of the University of Basel, the Swiss TPH takes part in teaching within various faculties, as well as is engaged in post-graduate education and advanced training on national and international levels.

The Swiss TPH receives 81% of its income through competitive fundraising and the earnings of our service departments. The remaining budget is given by the Basel cantons and the Swiss federal government.

Social Sciences - Health - Apr 27
Social Sciences - Health
The JeuneS3 (Santé, Sécurité, Sexualité) programme, which focused on improving adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health in four Francophone African countries, has come to a close after four successful years.
Pharmacology - Health - Apr 27

The need for effective COVID-19 treatments remains particularly acute, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where access to vaccines is still extremely limited. The ANTICOV clinical trial, which is consortia led by DNDi with partners including Swiss TPH, has started the recruitment of participants to test a new drug combination, nitazoxanide and ciclesonide, to treat people with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 before their cases become severe.

Health - Psychology - Apr 26
Health - Psychology

In the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in approximately 21% of the adult population.

Pharmacology - Health - Apr 22
Pharmacology - Health

Jennifer Keiser, Head of the Helminth Drug Development Unit at Swiss TPH, was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant for EUR 2.47 million over five years to conduct research on soil-transmitted helminth infections.

Health - Environment - Apr 1
Health - Environment

Bad news for allergy sufferers: The rising temperatures over the past three decades have impacted the onset, duration and intensity of the pollen season in Switzerland.

Pharmacology - Health - Mar 24
Pharmacology - Health

A trial aiming to find a better treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has stopped enrolling patients early after its independent data safety and monitoring board indicated that the regimen being studied is superior to current care, and that more patient data was extremely unlikely to change the trial's outcome.

Health - Career - Mar 12
Health - Career

Two long-standing Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation projects that are implemented by Swiss TPH, Project Sino and the Medical Education Reform Project, have come to a close after nearly 20 successful years of primary healthcare development.

Health - Environment - Feb 19
Health - Environment

Swiss TPH and the European Chapter of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) hosted a virtual symposium for young scientists in the field of environmental epidemiology from 18 to 19 February 2021.

Health - Psychology - Apr 26
Health - Psychology

In the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in approximately 21% of the adult population.

Health - Apr 23

Over the past two decades, substantial progress has been made in reducing the global burden of malaria through vector control interventions and improved access to diagnosis and treatment.

Life Sciences - Apr 17

We are deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Dr. Reinhard Glück. He passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, 19 April, 2021, shortly before reaching the age of 70. Reinhard Glück was a visionary virologist and researcher who not only tirelessly pursued new scientific ideas with great enthusiasm and was able to translate them into the development of new, cutting-edge vaccines.

Health - Pharmacology - Mar 31
Health - Pharmacology

Strongyloidiasis, a parasitic worm infection caused by soil-transmitted helminths, remains a neglected public health problem with limited treatment options.

Health - Mar 19

Swiss TPH is launching a new project on the development of an integrated infectious disease diagnosis and surveillance system (NIIDS) to improve migrant and refugee health.

Pharmacology - Feb 25

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium receives funding for the implementation of the ADOPT programme, which paves the way for the introduction of a child-friendly formulation to treat schistosomiasis in preschool-aged children.

Health - Life Sciences - Feb 10
Health - Life Sciences

Testing for COVID-19 has rapidly scaled up in the past months, thanks to better availability of testing material and the introduction of new testing strategies.

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