The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), founded in 1903, is a worldwide organization of scientists, clinicians, and program professionals whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor. Research, health care and education are the central activities of ASTMH members, whose work bridges basic laboratory research to international field work and clinics to country-wide programs.
In 1998, to honor Dr. Kean and build on his legacy of engaging students in an interest in and passion for tropical medicine, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene unanimously agreed to establish a Fellowship in Dr. Kean's name — The Benjamin H. Kean Traveling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine. The Fellowship would honor his significant contributions to the field and perhaps more importantly, would carry on his legacy of teacher and mentor.
The Fellowship is administered by the Society’s American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health and provides travel expenses for medical students who arrange clinical tropical medicine or tropical medicine research electives in areas afflicted by tropical diseases.
The GMI sponsors and manages awards to be awarded by the American Society of Tropical
Medicine and Hygiene. These awards fund collaborative investigations, as well as short-term visits, of young investigators between research institutions within the Americas and the United States. The Gorgas Memorial Institute Research Award program is intended to allow young scientists within this region the opportunity toacquire new techniques or develop new approaches for the study and control of tropical diseases, and to establish new scientific linkages for the purpose of initiating cooperative studies and programs.
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.
The Malaria Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine draws together the diverse research and teaching activities carried out at the School. As well as developing tools, techniques and knowledge about malaria, a strong emphasis is placed on translating research outcomes into practice. The ultimate aim of this work is to provide best evidence for policy and practice in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria around the world. The Centre also has a range of facilities that contribute to the diagnosis, treatment and research of malaria. The Centre brings members together through regular seminars and events and provides support to research projects in malaria endemic countries.
Bob Shope was a clinician, virologist, epidemiologist and more. In 2005, to honor Dr. Shope, a past president and beloved member, the Society unanimously agreed to establish a Fellowship in his name—The Robert E. Shope International Fellowship in Infectious Diseases. The Fellowship honors his significant contributions in the areas of arbovirology and emerging infectious diseases. Recipients inspired by Dr. Shope will involve themselves in studies of arbovirology and/or emerging diseases from clinical to field to laboratory studies.
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene promotes and advances the study, control and prevention of disease in humans and other animals in the tropics and plays a leading role in increasing awareness throughout the world of tropical medicine and international health issues.
Through our international network of Fellows we facilitate training, education and exchange of information between clinicians, health-related scientists, NGDOs and students across all disciplines in the field of tropical medicine and international health.