Swiss TPH

Swiss TPH
Basel
Swiss TPH  
Location: Basel
Discipline: Health
Affiliation: University of Basel

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.

Health - Apr 4
Health
Fondation Botnar has awarded CHF 7 million to researchers from Lausanne for further deployment of electronic diagnostic and treatment tools based on algorithms, which will help clinicians to manage febrile children.
Health - Feb 14
Health

In Tanzania, two thirds of the population lacks basic health insurance. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) together with Swiss TPH and other partners have implemented a social health insurance scheme to address this gap.

Pharmacology - Dec 18, 2018
Pharmacology

Buruli ulcer is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) resulting in debilitating skin lesions, disabilities and stigmatisation.

Health - Nov 19, 2018
Health

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has adopted a positive opinion of fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment that has been shown to be efficacious for both stages of sleeping sickness.

Health - Jan 31
Health

The debate on air quality standards for ambient air pollutants such as nitrogen oxide, particulate matter and ozone has revived in Germany last week.

Health - Dec 14, 2018
Health

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic worm infection affecting 250 million people globally. The current prevalence thresholds for preventive chemotherapy of schistosomiasis are based on the Kato-Katz method using stool samples.

Health - Oct 24, 2018
Health

Air pollution and transportation noise are both associated with an increased risk of heart attacks.




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