Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (STPH)
The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), funded in 1943, is a public non-commercial organization partially supported by the Swiss Federal Government and the Canton of Basel, and two-third of its funding acquired through competitive bidding for projects and research grants. The institute’s mandate is to contribute to the improvement of population health internationally and nationally through excellence in research, services, teaching and training.
The Swiss TPH is structured into five departments, each with an international reputation recognizing quality achievements in medical parasitology and infection biology, immunology and genetics, epidemiology and public health, service provision for international health, health economics and systems planning, medicines research and clinical trials, and medical services and diagnostics. The Swiss TPH is positioned as an associated institute of the University of Basel, complemented by its many international academic linkages and participation in training networks.
Projects of the institute emphasize interdisciplinary approaches and national and international partnerships. Swiss TPH is also a partner in a large number of research and development projects in low and middle income countries and emerging economies. The Swiss TPH provides a thriving environment for high level scientists to perform research in a broad range of international health topics. The institute holds a long-standing record in contributing to EU funded projects since decades, with some 20 currently on-going projects running under the FP7 framework.
Euroleish.net involvement: under the supervision of Prof. Fabrizio Tediosi, the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health hosts secondment for project 1.6, coordinating the training on the development of the cost-efectiveness model and and the business/market impact evaluation of PPPs for NTDs.