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.
The University of Basel appointed Claudia Daubenberger, Head of Clinical Immunology at Swiss TPH, as professor of Infection Biology and Immunology within the Faculty of Science.
Swiss TPH together with the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the University of Basel's Centre for Scientific Computing (sciCORE) joined forces to create a flexible virtual education environment to support a bioinformatics course in South Africa.
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is crucial to ensure no one is left behind in terms of accessing health services.
Anne Christine Heerdegen, PhD Candidate at Swiss TPH, was selected to attend the 2018 UNLEASH Innovation Lab in Singapore.
For his sustained contribution to health development, Peter Odermatt, Swiss TPH, received an award from the government of Lao PDR.
Parenting groups in rural communities can improve early childhood development in low-resource settings.
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