Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

Consultation date: 15 October 2014

Malaria elimination strategy

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) seeks to achieve significant improvements of human health and well-being through a better understanding of diseases and health systems, and to act on this knowledge. By focusing on research, teaching and service provision in low and middle income countries, the Swiss TPH aims to improve public health, strengthen health systems and reduce poverty.

The overarching malaria strategy of Swiss TPH focuses on topics ranging from basic science (immunology and molecular biology) to the development of new vaccines and health interventions, screening of drug candidates, testing new products, and their implementation within programmatic conditions.

Malaria research projects at the institution have a near to global outreach, with malaria research operating in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in Côte d’Ivoire among many other African countries. In addition, the Swiss TPH has partnered with the Harvard University and ISGlobal to provide leadership development courses on the science of malaria eradication.

Leading 25 project(s)


Partnering on 28 project(s)

May 2011 to Mar 2016

AvecNet Consortium – African Vector Control: New tools

2014 to 2018

LLIN Durability Monitoring

2016 to 2019

Push-pull strategies in Tanzania and Kenya

Oct 2009 to Oct 2013

Effectiveness and Safety Studies of Antimalarials in Africa (INESS) - Tanzania, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mozambique

Jan 2013 to Jun 2017

Pilot phase for the MAL067 RTS,S immunology ancillary study

Sep 2008 to Oct 2012

The Governance of Health Systems

Apr 2012 to Mar 2017

Rapid Access Expansion 2015 programme (RAcE 2015)

Feb 2011 to Jan 2013

MALAREO (EO in malaria vector control and management)

Performance of the HRP2-based ultrasensitive RDT: Field studies