Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), a leading institution in global health research and education since its establishment in 1898, is delighted to announce its selection as the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce's Charity of the Year for 2023, the year when LSTM celebrates its 125th anniversary.
LSTM played a vital role in the worldwide battle against COVID-19, actively contributing to the development of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, diagnostic tests, and potential treatments. The institution's groundbreaking research on neglected tropical diseases, including snakebite, as well as infectious diseases like malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis, has resulted in remarkable advancements in prevention and treatment strategies.
In addition to its research, LSTM remains dedicated to shaping the future of global health through its prestigious postgraduate education programmes. Through its partnership with the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, LSTM aims to provide scholarships to promising students from the Northwest region. These scholarships will offer life-changing opportunities, equipping talented individuals with the necessary expertise and leadership qualities to become the future leaders in global health.
"We are honoured to be selected as the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce's Charity of the Year for 2023," said Stacey Lavery, Philanthropy Manager at LSTM. "This partnership presents an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Chamber and its members, enabling us to collectively drive positive change and make a lasting impact on global health."
LSTM and the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce invite businesses in the region to support LSTM's 125th anniversary by providing vital funding for scholarships for promising students from the Northwest. By investing in these scholarships, businesses can directly contribute to the development of future global health leaders and create a lasting impact on global health challenges.
Paul Cherpeau, CEO of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce said “All of us at Liverpool Chamber are really excited about the collaboration with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine throughout this year, giving us the opportunity to embrace our intertwined history spanning 125 years. LSTM's immense contributions to enhancing global health over the past century are unparalleled. Given the recent health challenges which have impacted on all our lives, it is particularly appropriate for us to be supporting LSTM, especially as they celebrate a significant milestone anniversary.”