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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 £200 million. 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 £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 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.
The provision of technical assistance is a major component of LSTM's mission of promoting the improved health of the poor and disadvantaged peoples. LSTM consultancy improves 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 and Chester.