London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a renowned research-led postgraduate medical school with a unique mission: to contribute to the improvement of health worldwide through the pursuit of excellence in research, postgraduate teaching, advanced training and consultancy in international public health and tropical medicine. The School provides a national and international focus for collaboration in teaching and research where clinical, population, laboratory and social sciences are integrated to address the broad issues of health. Research programmes are multidisciplinary and range from basic laboratory studies to applied public health research and from disease specific to those that deal with environmental or behavioural risk factors. The School collaborates in research with over 115 countries throughout the world, utilizing our critical mass of multidisciplinary expertise which includes clinicians, epidemilogists, statisticians, social scientists, molecular biologists and immunologists. In particular, the Current research programmes on antimalarial, antileishmanial and antitrypanosomal drug identification, evaluation and devlopment are supported by WHO/TDR, MMV and Gates Foundation. Other projects on miltefosine for leishmaniasis and drug resistance in leishmaniasis are supported by EC FP5 and on topical formulations for cutaneous leishmaniasis by the Sir Halley Stewart Trust.