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
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

18S3 ESTHER project description_HIV Aging in 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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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