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, its staff work in over 60 countries worldwide, often in very difficult circumstances, to fulfil their 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.
Their work in combating diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, dengue and lymphatic filariasis is supported by a research orderbook of £192 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 £23 million state of the art facility for developing new drugs, vaccines and pesticides which puts them at the forefront of infectious disease research.