The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an international centre of excellence, devoted to research, postgraduate education and training, and consultancy. A registered charity affiliated to the University of Liverpool, LSTM was founded in 1898, becoming the World's first institution devoted primarily to tropical health. It has extensive links with UN organizations, health ministries, universities, non-governmental organizations and research institutions worldwide and is involved in numerous programmes to control diseases of poverty and to develop more effective systems for health care.
Their work in combating diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, dengue and lymphatic filariasis is supported by a research orderbook of over £200 million. Their worldwide reputation and the calibre of their 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. Their new Centre for Tropical and Infectious Diseases is a 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, they 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.
They provide technical assistance to international health projects worldwide through their 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.
They also provide pre and post travel clinical services through their subsidiary Well Travelled Clinics Ltd, with centres in Liverpool and Chester.
To save lives in resource poor countries through research, education and capacity strengthening
To reduce 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
- Making a difference to health and wellbeing
- Excellence in innovation, leadership and science
- Achieving and delivering through partnership
- An ethical ethos founded on respect, accountability and honesty
- Creating a great place to work and study
Since 1898, LSTM has been at the forefront of research into infectious, debilitating and disabling diseases worldwide. Today, their research continues to improve the health of the world's poorest people, with research income currently over £200 million, projects and partnerships are active in more than 70 countries worldwide.
- Clinical Sciences
- International Public Health
- Vector Biology
Learning & Teaching
LSTM offers a number of postgraduate programmes leading to University of Liverpool Master, Diploma and Certificate awards, together with a variety of their own diplomas, certificates and shorter courses.
Historically, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has focused strongly on research and education for the medical profession, and this continues today with globally renowned courses in Tropical and Infectious Diseases. Today, they combine this expertise with teaching in Humanitarian Studies, Laboratory based Biology courses and International Public Health and cater towards a wider variety of training needs. Their teaching is often delivered by internationally published academics.
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