Currently ESTHER Switzerland support about 20 projects embedded in on-going institutional health partnerships. You will find here more information about the projects , with a factsheet for each project, in the table below:

ESTHER 2019 Projects:

Set-up of a sustainable training collaboration in perinatal medicine between the University Hospitals of Lausanne (Switzerland) and Conakry (Guinea)

Partners: Department Women-Mother-Child, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland; Institut de Nutrition et de Santé de l’Enfant (INSE), Hôpital National de Donka, Dixinn, Conakry, Guinea

18S2 ESTHER Souffle2vie Guinée Conakry

Final project report: 18S2 ESTHER Guinée Conakry final report

Improving management of time-related complications in HIV patients in Cameroon

Partners: Hôpital du Jura Bernois (Hôpital de Moutier), Rue Beausite 49, 2740 Moutier; Yaoundé General Hospital, Quartier Ngousso, BP 1364, Yaoundé – Cameroon

ESTHER 2018 Projects:

Promoting comprehensive cervical cancer prevention and better women health in Cameroon

Partners: Département de Gynécologie et d’Obstétrique, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève; Ministère de la Santé Publique du Cameroun; Hôpital de District de Dschang; Hôpital de District de Mfou

ESTHER Cervical Cancer prevention in Cameroon

Final project report: 17G1 ESTHER Cameroun final report

Improving HIV and STD care services for indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon

Partners: Service de médecine tropicale et humanitaire, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva; Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru; Salud Sin Limites, Peru

ESTHER Improving HIV Care in Peru

Final project report, July 2019: 17G2 Peru ESTHER project final report

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Introduction of point-of-care HIV viral load measurement in Macenta, Forest Region, Guinea-Conakry, West Africa “GO VIRAL”

Partners: Guinea-Conakry: The CM-MPA in Macenta, Guinée Forestière;  Senegal: The department of Infectious Diseases at Fann University Hospital, Dakar; Switzerland: The department of Infectious Diseases at Bern University Hospital

ESTHER _GO VIRAL Project presentation summary

Project final report: 17G4 ESTHER – GO VIRAL _ Macenta Guinea-Conakry_July 2019_final

Improving care of patients with chronic hepatitis B infection in Senegal through training of key personnel, Senegal

Partners: Department of Infectious Diseases, Bern University Hospital; Department of Infectious Diseases, CHNU Fann University Hospital

 ESTHER improving care for chronic Hep B in Senegal_2

Project final report: 17G5 ESTHER Senegal final report

“One Day Test and Treat” : Pilot project to define a package of essential gynecological care integrated in a rural Hospital. Akonolinga Cameroon

Partners: ASCRES Association de Soutien au Centres de Recherches, d’Enseignements et de Soins, Geneva; CIRES, Centre International de Recherches, d’Enseignements et de Soins, Akonolinga, Cameroun; University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG); Public district hospital of Akonolinga

 ESTHER One day test and treat Akonolinga Cameroon

Project final report: 17G6 ESTHER Cameroon final report

Colposcopy Telemedicine partnership : Strengthening cervical cancer screening in Zambia

Partners: University of Bern, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM); Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ); Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in Zambia (CCPPZ)

ESTHER Colposcopy telemedicine Zambia Project

Project final report: 17G9 ESTHER Zambia Colposcopy Final Report

Improving linkage to care of injection drug users in Senegal by establishing cost-efficient and tailored outreach programs with special consideration of women. Senegal (Start-up Project)

Partners: licit LLC (, Bern, Switzerland; Department of Infectious Diseases, Bern University Hospital; CEPIAD field Team, CHNU Fann University Hospital, Dakar, Senegal; Department of Infectious Diseases, CHNU Fann University Hospital, Senegal

ESTHER Care for IDU in Senegal

Final project report: 17S4 Senegal licit_Operational Report Start-Up Grant ESTHER

Partnership to improve antimicrobial treatment and stewardship for infections in pregnancy in Papua New Guinea (Start-up Project)

Partners: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern; Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR)

Esther PNG 2018 Project Summary

Project final report: 17S6 ESTHER PNG Final Report

ESTHER 2017 Projects:

Establishing and expanding molecular HIV diagnostics in Lesotho: A collaboration with Butha-Buthe District Hospital and the Ministry of Health, Lesotho

Partners: District Health Management Team of Butha-Buthe (Lesotho); Central Laboratory Services of Lesotho (Ministry of Health); Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (SwissTPH); Molecular Virology, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel

16G1 ESTHER_Lesotho_factsheet

Project final report: 16G1 ESTHER_Lesotho_Final_Report

Surveillance of Transmitted HIV-1 Drug Resistance in Drug-Naive and Newly Diagnosed Patients in Cameroon

Partners: Bamenda Regional Hospital, Cameroon; Ndop District Hospital, Cameroon; Kumba District Hospital, Cameroon; Ngaoundere Regional Hospital, Cameroon; University Hospital Zurich (Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology)

16G3 ESTHER Cameroon factsheet

Final project report: 16G3 180731 ESTHER final operational report

Mbunkah2018_JAC_Low prevalence of transmitted HIV-1 DR detected by a DBS-NGS method in newly diagnosed individuals in Cameroon 2015-16


Pilot Project: Integrated Primary Healthcare Project, – as part of the Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Primary Healthcare System in Lagos, Nigeria

Partners: Arctic Infrastructure, Lagos Nigeria; Verein SUPPORT (Erlinsbach)

ESTHER Primary Healthcare Waterfront Makoko Lagos Nigeria

Project final report: 16G7 2019_ESTHER final report rev

Strengthening capacity to optimally care for vulnerable groups at risk for sexually transmitted infections in Kampala, Uganda

Partners: Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala (Uganda); University Hospital Zurich

ESTHER care for vulnerable groups at risk for STI Kampala Uganda

Final project report, July 2019: 16G5 ESTHER Uganda Final Report July 2019


A partnership to tackle women and mothers with pregnancy related diabetes in Tanzania, Africa

Partners: Lugala Hospital, Malinyi via Ifakara, Tanzania; Diabetology Luzerner Kantonsspital, Luzern; SolidarMed, Luzern

ESTHER pregnancy related diabetes Tanzania

Project final report: 16G7 2019_ESTHER final report rev

Care for HIV-infected mothers and their infants in a rural district of Tanzania

Partners: Ifakara Health Institute, Morogoro Region, Tanzania; Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel

ESTHER HIV care Ifakara Tanzania

Final project report, Sept. 2018: 16G8 ESTHER_FINAL report Tanzania Sept 2018

ESTHER also supported the 3 following exploratory Projects, through our Start-Up Fund program:

Scale up infrastructure, specifically for gynaecological and obstetrics care according to local Master Plan, Bakulahar Ratnanagar Hospital, Tandi, Chitwan, Nepal

Partners: Bakulahar Ratnanagar Hospital, Tandi, Chitwan, Nepal; Spital Limmattal, Schlieren

ESTHER Gynecological and obstetrics care Ratnanagar Hospital Nepal

Project final report: 16S3 ESTHER Nepal Operational Report

Improve care of patients infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in Senegal

Partners: Department of Infectious Diseases, Fann University Hospital, Dakar, Senegal; Department of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Bern, Inselspital Bern

ESTHER HBV Care in Senegal

Project final report: 16S4 ESTHER Senegal final report

Improve HIV-IST prevention in RD du Congo

Partners: Communauté Baptiste du Fleuve Congo, Congo RDC ; Fondation Profa / Centre de compétences prévention VIH-IST, Programme Migration et Intimité, Lausanne


Project final report: 16S5 ESTHER DR Congo final report