Swiss TPH

Swiss TPH
Socinstrasse 57, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
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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.

Life Sciences - Health - Dec 20, 2019
Life Sciences - Health
Nicolas Brancucci, Swiss TPH, has been appointed new Assistant Professor (with tenure track) for basic research in the biology of infectious diseases of poverty at the University of Basel. He will also lead a newly created unit at Swiss TPH called "Malaria Host Interactions" which aims at gaining a better understanding of malaria host-parasite interactions.
Life Sciences - Health - Dec 18, 2019
Life Sciences - Health

Nicolas Brancucci, Swiss TPH, has been appointed new Assistant Professor (with tenure track) for basic research in the biology of infectious diseases of poverty at the University of Basel.

Pharmacology - Health - Dec 14, 2019
Pharmacology - Health

Between 2007 and 2017, children in eight lowand middle-income countries received, on average, 25 antibiotic prescriptions from birth through age five - up to five times higher than the already high levels observed in high-income settings.

Environment - Health - Dec 3, 2019
Environment - Health

Climate change not only affects the environment, but also has significant consequences on global health.

Pharmacology - Health - Nov 28, 2019
Pharmacology - Health

A new consortium of research institutes, universities, not-for-profit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies has teamed up to develop novel drugs for infections caused by parasitic worms (helm

Health - Oct 18, 2019

Martin Rohacek from Swiss TPH and the Ifakara Health Institute receives this year's Else Kröner Fresenius Award for his commitment to the establishment of an emergency ward for the St. Francis Referral Hospital in Ifakara, Tanzania.

Innovation - Veterinary Science - Sep 26, 2019
Innovation - Veterinary Science

Rabies continues to kill approximately 60,000 people every year, mainly in Africa and Asia. In order to reach the goal to eliminate dog-mediated human rabies worldwide by 2030, integrated strategies, political will and innovations are needed.

Health - Social Sciences - Dec 17, 2019
Health - Social Sciences

From 2012-2019, Swiss TPH collaborated with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to assist in the Romanian integration process into the EU in the area of health systems strengthening.

Environment - Dec 10, 2019

Climate change not only has an impact on the environment, but also significant effects on global health.

Health - Pharmacology - Dec 2, 2019
Health - Pharmacology

Every year, 1.5 million people die from tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. Diagnosis and treatment is particularly difficult in remote rural areas.

Environment - Health - Oct 24, 2019
Environment - Health

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) analysed the health consequences of the hot and dry summer of 2018 for the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).

Health - Oct 2, 2019

On 13 September 2019, Swiss TPH signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR) to strengthen a decades-long partnership in the areas of research, capacity building and institutional development.

Health - Social Sciences - Sep 25, 2019
Health - Social Sciences

With two-thirds of Tajikistan's population living in rural areas, primary healthcare remains a critical component in the drive to make quality healthcare more accessible, with medical education playing a key role.

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