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University of Basel

Tropical and Public Health Sciences


  • Prof. Dr. Marcel Tanner
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Utzinger
  • Prof. Dr. Nino Künzli

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

The principle of sustainability has played a large and important role at the Swiss Tropics- and Public Health-Institute (Swiss TPH) since its beginning. This is articulated in our international research partnerships that have grown in the past decades. Our research and service projects include innovation, validation and application, these three phases ensure and enhance sustainability. As a project ends, its results contribute on various levels directly to the improvement of health systems. Furthermore,  many different research projects are targeted specifically towards sustainability. The development of integrated and sustainable methods for controlling of disregarded tropical diseases (such as schistosomiasis) is just one example. More

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