Eliminating worm infectionsin sub-saharan africa and enabling the who's road map 2021-2030

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH uniquely combines research, education and services on a local, national and international level. We aim to improve the health and well-being of people through a better understanding of disease and health systems and by acting on this knowledge. Our translational approach, from innovation and validation to application, enables us to bring novel diagnostics, drugs and vaccines directly to people, communities, policy- and decision-makers. Throughout, we pursue a spirit of partnership and strive for sustainable impact in over 100 countries. More than 900 employees and students work at Swiss TPH, focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions. Our expertise spans from the bench to the field, from basic to operational, from molecular to spatial, and from genes to health systems.

Role within eWHORM

In eWHORM, Swiss TPH will be responsible for running the clinical trial against Trichuris trichiura infections in Tanzania. We will be involved in the development of LAMP for the diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminth infections. We will be responsible for capacity building & guidance of local monitors through training sessions and co-monitoring visits.

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Jennifer Keiser
Professor, Unit head
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Elisabeth Reus