Innovation is part of LSTM’s DNA and has been since our inception 125 years ago.
Our research has never just meant working in a laboratory.
We work in the field, often in challenging and sometimes dangerous circumstances, and we collaborate with a range of partners across multiple sectors to ensure our work meets the needs of the people, communities and countries who need it most.
We take an holistic view of health issues and are uniquely positioned with expertise from bench to bedside to community and beyond, to develop genuine, long-term solutions to save lives in the world’s poorest communities. This approach tackles the reasons why whole countries are held back because of the distraction of disease preventing advancement and prosperity. Our approach has involved discovering the causes of disease and how they spread, developing new treatments and interventions, and delivering simple, practical and appropriate solutions to improve healthcare throughout the world.
We were the first institution in the world dedicated to tropical medicine research, and we continue to lead today, investing in the brightest minds and the best facilities to help those who need our support the most. This is reinforced by the continued support of key international donors and partners.