About Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is a research and teaching institution focused on neglected tropical diseases and the control of diseases caused by poverty. It is a registered charity affiliated to the University of Liverpool. It was founded on 12 November 1898 by Liverpool Shipowner Sir Alfred Lewis Jones to investigate diseases affecting his employees and became the first institution in the world primarily devoted to tropical health. The school has made many contributions to tropical medicine especially in identifying the vector for malaria, for which Sir Ronald Ross won the first British Nobel Prize in 1902. Today it holds a research portfolio of £192 million including a recent $50 million pledge by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to combat diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, dengue and pneumonia. Since its first overseas laboratory in Sierra Leone in 1921, the School has expanded its collaborations to over 60 countries.
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