Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) was the first institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in the field of tropical medicine and as we approach our 115th anniversary, we continue to be a leading international institution in the fight against infectious, debilitating and disabling diseases.

As a registered charity, we work in over 60 countries worldwide, often in very difficult circumstances, to fulfil our mission of reducing the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries through the delivery of effective interventions which improve human health and are relevant to the poorest communities.

Our work in combating diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, dengue and lymphatic filariasis is supported by a research order book of over £200m. Our worldwide reputation and the calibre of our research outputs has secured funding to lead 12 international consortia and product development partnerships aimed at reducing or eliminating the impact of diseases upon the world’s poorest people.

Our new Centre for Tropical and Infectious Diseases is a £23m state of the art facility for developing new drugs, vaccines and pesticides which puts us at the forefront of infectious disease research.

As a teaching institution, we attract more than 600 students from 68 countries, from PhD research and Masters programmes to a range of short courses, and work in partnership with health ministries, universities and research institutions worldwide to train the next generation of doctors, scientists, researchers and health professionals.

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