Swiss TPH

Swiss TPH
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 - Environment - Aug 15
Health - Environment
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. 3 Only a few studies, however, have investigated the effects of heatwaves on morbidity and hospital admissions. Researchers from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) recently conducted a detailed analysis of emergency hospital admissions in Switzerland during the three heatwaves between June and August 2015 in a study commissioned by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).
Health - Aug 6

Previous studies analysing malaria mortality in sub-Saharan Africa may have underestimated the burden caused by this mosquito-borne disease.

Health - Pharmacology - Jun 27
Health - Pharmacology

Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease with a huge impact on global health. More than 200 million people are infected, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Health - Life Sciences - Jun 20
Health - Life Sciences

Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted threadworm that is endemic in many tropical and subtropical countries.

Health - Social Sciences - Jun 13
Health - Social Sciences

In Moldova, over half of the population suffers from non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Health - Jul 9

Bed nets and indoor residual spraying with insecticides are key interventions to protect people in their homes from mosquito bites, thereby preventing malaria transmission.

Career - Jun 21

Today, Friday, 21 June 2019, the groundbreaking ceremony ("Spatenstich") for the new building of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) took place at the BaseLink area in Allschwil.

Social Sciences - Health - Jun 20
Social Sciences - Health

Currently, around 910,000 Rohingya refugees live in Cox's Bazar District in Bangladesh after having fled violence faced in Myanmar, resulting in one of the most rapid exoduses in modern history.

Environment - Health - May 30
Environment - Health

A new report highlights an alarming range of health risks in Europe due to climate change and the benefits of a rapid phase out of fossil fuels.

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