Innovation – Validation – Application
The R. Geigy-Stiftung is an independent, non-profit foundation that supports the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). Support to Swiss TPH can be divided into four fields of action:
People promotion/infrastructure projects/
DRONES FOR MADAGASCAR
Latest technology for poorest countries: A project supported by the R. Geigy-Stiftung is testing the usefulness of drones for transporting tuberculosis drugs in Madagascar. Drones can save lives, especially in countries with poor transport infrastructure. They transport medicines or blood preserves over long distances to remote hospitals or health centres.
VALIDATION: AFRICAN GINGER AGAINST MALARIA?
A project in Chad showed that many nomads do not have access to effective medicines for treating humans and animals. Although the conventional active ingredient albendazole is effective against numerous worm diseases, it is not effective against the widespread pair and liver flukes. The nomads living in the Sahel region travel long distances with their cattle, always searching for fertile pasture land for their animals. Their natural way of life exposes them to various risks of infection.
PUBLIC AND ANIMAL HEALTH
African Ginger (Siphonochilus aethiopicus) occupies an important position in Tanzania's traditional medicine. Among other things, it is used to treat malaria. The R. Geigy-Stiftung supports a clinical trial in the trial centres of the Ifakara Health Institute in Bagamoyo. The aim is to determine the safety, tolerability and effect of this plant on the malaria parasite.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EXPERTS FROM THE SOUTH
The doctor Ralph Weah Jetoh has lost many friends to the Ebola virus. In the "Health Care and Management Course" at the Swiss TPH, financed by the R. Geigy-Stiftung, he acquires the tools to prevent future epidemics in his home country Liberia. "It is better to fix the roof than to mop the floor," says Weah Jetoh.
Conditions of participation
We welcome applications that meet our objectives and meet our criteria. We therefore ask you to read the following information before submitting an application.
Purpose of the foundation:
The foundation supports the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). Applications outside the Swiss TPH are only accepted in exceptional cases.
Deadlines for the submission of applications:
The Board of Trustees decides each year at its autumn meeting on the applications received. Please respect the deadline of 15 October.
Form of order sought:
Please submit your application, in German or English, to the Foundation using the electronic application form together with the enclosures.
A report, signed by the applicant, showing the progress of the project over the last 6 months must be submitted to the Foundation on the
– 15 April for the spring session and
– 15 October for the autumn session.
In any case, a final report on the results must be submitted after completion of the project.
Naming of the foundation:
Support by the Foundation must be mentioned in the publications.
Payment of contributions:
The contributions of the Foundation are paid into an account of a designated recipient institution. No contributions can be transferred to private accounts.