Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) was the first institution in the world dedicated to tropical disease and has led the field in the fight against infectious, debilitating and disabling diseases ever since. A registered charity, we work in over 60 countries worldwide, often in very difficult circumstances, to fulfil our mission of improving the health of the world's poorest people, helping to bring research innovation and scientific breakthroughs from the lab to those most in need.
Our work in combating diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, dengue and lymphatic filariasis is supported by a research orderbook of £192 million. Our worldwide reputation and the calibre of our research outputs has secured funding to lead a number of 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 £23 million 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 500 students from over 50 countries each year, from PhD research and Masters programmes to a range of short courses, and work in partnership with health ministries, universities and research institutions worldwide.
We provide technical assistance to international health projects worldwide through our consultancy arm, Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health (LATH), to make sustainable improvements to health systems in developing countries whilst helping to inform our teaching and research agendas.
We also provide pre and post travel clinical services through our subsidiary Well Travelled Clinics Ltd, with centres in Liverpool, Manchester and Chester.