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.
Every year, 1.5 million people die from tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. Diagnosis and treatment is particularly difficult in remote rural areas.
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).
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.
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.
Society is called upon to transform the world by 2030 through a rigorous pursuit of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Numerous studies have shown that heat increases mortality rates. 1,2 In Switzerland, for example, the hot summer of 2015 caused around 800 additional deaths.
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
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.
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.
Marloes Eeftens, Senior Scientist at Swiss TPH, was awarded the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant.
New tools for malaria prevention and treatment are required to eradicate malaria in the foreseeable future, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Previous studies analysing malaria mortality in sub-Saharan Africa may have underestimated the burden caused by this mosquito-borne disease.