Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
From science to impact. Over 900 staff and students focus on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health, health systems and interventions.
The Swiss TPH is a world-leading global health institute with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, services, and education and training at the local, national and international level. We improve the health and well-being of people through a better understanding of disease and health systems, and by acting on this knowledge.
Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)
How we work
Excellence in Science: We generate knowledge on disease-and health systems and develop new tools and interventions.
Taking Science to Impact: We inform health policies, strengthen health systems and implement tools and interventions for high-quality health services and public health at a local, national and global scale.
Mutual Learning for Sustainable Development: We share knowledge and practical expertise with partners, students, professionals, beneficiaries, organisations and society.
... and why
Together, we can make the world a healthier place. We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people – locally, nationally and internationally. Our translational approach, from innovation and validation to application, enables us to bring novel diagnostics, drugs, vaccines and initiatives directly to people, communities, policy and decision makers.
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We provide a unique learning experience in a wide range of topics, incl. international health, epidemiology, public health, infection biology, clinical practice, insurance medicine and management. Offerings include undergraduate and master opportunities, as well as doctoral and PhD programmes in association with the University of Basel. At the postgraduate level, a range of professional certificates (CAS), diplomas (DAS) and master (MAS) programmes can be obtained.
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"For me, Swiss TPH is more than just a place to study, it is where I formed valuable relationships with people from all over the world, and where I learn and apply scientific knowledge to enhance populations' health."
MSc Epidemiology Student, Swiss TPH
"In the Swiss TPH Health Care and Management postgrad course I learned how factors such as social background of patients and environmental influennces affect Health. I appreciated the help that was offered in developing my own professional career."
Medical Doctor in Nigeria