Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases and Diseases of Poverty

This KAA engages in developing, testing, implementing and monitoring approaches for the control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and Diseases of Poverty. The University of Basel together with its associate institutes, mainly Swiss TPH, and the links to the private sector, is a key player in product-oriented research. We contribute to the R&D process of vaccines, drugs and diagnostic tests with the focus on diseases of poverty and NTDs by innovative basic research interlinked with preclinical studies. Novel interventions are tested and implemented through joint clinical research with African partners ranging from phase I up to phase IV.



Guirou, Etienne, Tobias Schindler, Salome Hosch, Olivier Tresor Donfack, Charlene Aya Yoboue, Silvan Kraehenbuehl, Anna Deal, Glenda Cosi, Linda Gondwe, Grace Mwangoka, Heavenlight Masuki, Nahya Salim, Maxmillian Mpina, Jongo Said, Salim Abdulla, Stephen Hoffman, Bonifacio Manguire Nlavo, Carl Maas, Carlos Cortes Falla, Wonder Phiri, Guillermo Garcia, Marcel Tanner, and Claudia Daubenberger. 2020. “Molecular Malaria Surveillance Using a Novel Protocol for Extraction and Analysis of Nucleic Acids Retained on Used Rapid Diagnostic Tests”. Scientific Reports. London: Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-69268-5.   edoc | Open Access
Patel, Chandni, Jean T. Coulibaly, Jessica D. Schulz, Yves N’Gbesso, Jan Hattendorf, and Jennifer Keiser. 2020. “Efficacy and Safety of Ascending Dosages of Albendazole Against Trichuris Trichiura in Preschool-Aged Children, School-Aged Children and Adults: A Multi-Cohort Randomized Controlled Trial”. EClinicalMedicine 22. Elsevier : 100335. doi:10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100335.   edoc | Open Access
Krähenbühl, Silvan, Fabian Studer, Etienne Guirou, Anna Deal, Philipp Mächler, Salome Hosch, Maximilian Mpina, Sarah Mswata, Claudia Daubenberger, and Tobias Schindler. 2020. “ELIMU-MDx: A Web-Based, Open-Source Platform for Storage, Management and Analysis of Diagnostic QPCR Data”. Biotechniques 68 (1): 22-27. doi:10.2144/btn-2019-0064.   edoc
Fink, Günther, Valérie D’Acremont, Hannah H. Leslie, and Jessica Cohen. 2020. “Antibiotic Exposure Among Children Younger Than 5 Years in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: A Cross-Sectional Study of Nationally Representative Facility-Based and Household-Based Surveys”. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 20 (2). Elsevier: 179-87. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30572-9.   edoc
Palmeirim, M. S., A. Ross, B. Obrist, U. A. Mohammed, S. M. Ame, S. M. Ali, and J. Keiser. 2020. “Informed Consent Procedure in a Double Blind Randomized Anthelminthic Trial on Pemba Island, Tanzania: Do Pamphlet and Information Session Increase Caregivers Knowledge?”. BMC Medical Ethics 21. BioMed Central: 1. doi:10.1186/s12910-019-0441-3.   edoc | Open Access
Vahekeni, Nina, Pedro Menezes Neto, Malilo Kaluiji Kayimbo, Pascal Mäser, Théophile Josenando, Esperança da Costa, Jacques Falquet, and Piet Van Eeuwijk. 2020. “Use of Herbal Remedies in the Management of Sleeping Sickness in Four Northern Provinces of Angola”. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. Elsevier, 20.   edoc
Keitel, Kristina, Josephine Samaka, John Masimba, Hosiana Temba, Zamzam Said, Frank Kagoro, Tarsis Mlaganile, Willy Sangu, Blaise Genton, and Valerie D’Acremont. 2019. “Safety and Efficacny of C-Reactive Protein-Guided Antibiotic Use to Treat Acute Respiratory Infections in Tanzania Children: A Planned Subgroup Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Noninferiority Trial Evaluating a Novel Electronic Clinical Decision Algorithm (ePOCT)”. Clinical Infectious Diseases 69 (11). Oxford University Press: 1926-34. doi:10.1093/cid/ciz080.   edoc
Schindler, Tobias, Anna C. Deal, Martina Fink, Etienne Guirou, Kara A. Moser, Solomon M. Mwakasungula, Michael G. Mihayo, Said A. Jongo, Prosper P. Chaki, Salim Abdulla, Paulo C. Manrique Valverde, Katherine Torres, Jose R. Bijeri, Joana C. Silva, Stephen L. Hoffman, Dionicia Gamboa, Marcel Tanner, and Claudia Daubenberger. 2019. “A Multiplex QPCR Approach for Detection of Pfhrp2 and Pfhrp3 Gene Deletions in Multiple Strain Infections of Plasmodium Falciparum”. Scientific Reports 9. Springer Nature: 13107. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-49389-2.   edoc | Open Access
Coulibaly, Jean T., Noemi Hiroshige, Yves K. N’Gbesso, Jan Hattendorf, and Jennifer Keiser. 2019. “Efficacy and Safety of Ascending Dosages of Tribendimidine Against Hookworm Infections in Children : A Randomized Controlled Trial”. Clinical Infectious Diseases 69 (5). Oxford University Press: 845-52. doi:10.1093/cid/ciy999.   edoc
Keiser, J., and J. Utzinger. 2019. “Community-Wide Soil-Transmitted Helminth Treatment Is Equity-Effective”. Lancet 393 (10185). The Lancet: 2011-12. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32981-7.   edoc | Open Access
Schindler, T. Robaina, J. Raso T. Sax, J. Mpina Bieri, L. Acuche M. Gondwe, G. Cortes L. Garcia, and C. Daubenberger C. Maas. 2019. “Molecular Monitoring of the Diversity of Human Pathogenic Malaria Species in Blood Donations on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea”. Malaria Journal 18. BioMed Central: 9.   edoc | Open Access
Olotu, Ally, Vicente Urbano, Ali Hamad, Martin Eka, Mwajuma Chemba, Elizabeth Nyakarungu, Jose Raso, Esther Eburi, Dolores O. Mandumbi, Dianna Hergott, Carl D. Maas, Mitoha O. Ayekaba, Diosdado N. Milang, Matilde R. Rivas, Tobias Schindler, Oscar M. Embon, Adam J. Ruben, Elizabeth Saverino, Yonas Abebe, Natasha Kc, Eric R. James, Tooba Murshedkar, Anita Manoj, Sumana Chakravarty, Minglin Li, Matthew Adams, Christopher Schwabe, J. Luis Segura, Claudia Daubenberger, Marcel Tanner, Thomas L. Richie, Peter F. Billingsley, B. Kim Lee Sim, Salim Abdulla, and Stephen L. Hoffman. 2018. “Advancing Global Health through Development and Clinical Trials Partnerships: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Assessment of Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of Plasmodium Falciparum Sporozoites Vaccine for Malaria in Healthy Equatoguinean Men”. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 98 (1). American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: 308-18. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.17-0449.   edoc | Open Access