“It is a privilege to be able to bring science to the bedside” – Elisabeth Reus on the launch of a new malaria clinical trial in the DRC
Swiss TPH
by
1M ago
Elisabeth Reus, Head of the Clinical Operations unit at Swiss TPH, is currently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to launch the phase IIb trial of a new antimalarial drug in collaboration with Novartis. In this interview, she talks about the importance of patient safety, the challenges of clinical trials in low-resource settings and her personal motivation to develop better medicines for poverty-related diseases ..read more
Visit website
When Epidemiologists Become Detectives: Interview with Helena Greter
Swiss TPH
by
1M ago
Helena Greter, Leader of the Competence Centre for Epidemiological Outbreak Investigations at Swiss TPH, talks about the role of the competence centre, looks at current outbreaks in Switzerland and explains why her job is more than just detective work ..read more
Visit website
World Malaria Day 2024: Work together and accelerate the fight!
Swiss TPH
by
2M ago
In the recent past, progress to curb malaria have been stalling. In 2022, over 600,000 people died from malaria, primarily children under the age of 5 years in sub-Saharan Africa. People living in the most vulnerable circumstances – including young children, pregnant women and refugees – continue to bear the biggest burden. Hence, it is indispensable that the global community stands together and accelerates the fight against malaria for a more equitable world where nobody is left behind ..read more
Visit website
Stowaways – Or What Diagnostics Has to Do with Zoo Animals
Swiss TPH
by
3M ago
Sometimes unpleasant souvenirs are brought back from trips to tropical countries, which can give us a hard time. These stowaways may have distinguished names such as Angiostrongylus, Anisakis or Strongyloides, but the impact of these pathogens are anything but pleasant. Diarrhoea, fever or pain are just some of the unpleasant symptoms they might cause. Colloquially, the uninvited guests are called rat lungworm, herring worm and threadworm. Some of these parasitic worms can cause serious illness ..read more
Visit website
Setting Up an Epidemiological Study in Tanzania
Swiss TPH
by
3M ago
Through a rapid change of life style, cardiovascular diseases are on the rise in low- and middle-income countries. As part of his PhD at Swiss TPH, Nikolai Hodel set up the RenalTWO study to investigate cardiovascular disease risk factors linked to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Tanzania. In this blog article, Nikolai talks about his exciting PhD project that might transition into a cohort study ..read more
Visit website
Noma: giving a face to a deadly disease
Swiss TPH
by
3M ago
On December 15, 2023, the World Health Organization officially added noma to the list of neglected tropical diseases, which will make it easier to combat and research this poverty-related disease. Swiss TPH and the University of Basel both played a key role in ensuring noma was recognized in this manner ..read more
Visit website
Strategic interventions for inclusive and quality healthcare in Albania
Swiss TPH
by
4M ago
The Health for All Project (HAP) project aims to improve primary health care services for the Albanian population as a whole and for vulnerable groups in particular. Now in its third phase, the project can look back on eight years of high-impact implementation, whether in strengthening health management capacity, new models of home-based care services, infrastructure improvements or continuing medical education ..read more
Visit website
New approaches to transform health in low- and middle- income countries: A Swiss TPH researcher discussed with Bill Gates
Swiss TPH
by
5M ago
Sumaiyya Thawer, researcher and former PhD student at Swiss TPH, joined the science dinner with Bill Gates as part of the Grand Challenges annual meeting. In this impact story, she shares her experiences and new ways to improve global health that were discussed at the meeting ..read more
Visit website
Neglected Tropical Diseases: Then and Now
Swiss TPH
by
5M ago
Today, we commemorate World NTD Day for the fourth time. In this article, I look back over the past 25 years and highlight key developments that have brought neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) out of the shadows and into the forefront of global health. And I look ahead in the spirit of this year’s theme: “Unite. Act. Eliminate ..read more
Visit website
Die Schweizer Luftreinhaltepolitik muss sich dem neusten Stand des Wissens stellen
Swiss TPH
by
7M ago
Die Eidgenössische Kommission für Lufthygiene hat die neuen Empfehlungen der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) von 2021 und deren Bedeutung für die Schweizer Luftreinhalte-Verordnung bewertet. Sie kommt zum Schluss, dass der Stand des Wissens, der diesen Richtwerten zugrunde liegt, eine Anpassung der Luftreinhalteverordnung erfordert. Die derzeit gültigen Immissionsgrenzwerte für die Schadstoffe SO2, NO2, CO, O3, PM10 und PM2.5 sind mit dem vom Umweltschutzgesetz geforderten Gesundheitsschutz nicht mehr vereinbar ..read more
Visit website

Follow Swiss TPH on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR