London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is Britain's national school of public health and a leading postgraduate institution worldwide for research and postgraduate education in global health.
The mission of the school is to contribute to the improvement of health worldwide through the pursuit of excellence in research, postgraduate teaching and advanced training in national and international public health and tropical medicine, and through informing policy and practice in these areas. LSHTM has 800 staff and nearly 3,000 post-graduate students from over 140 countries.
The School has a long history of working successfully with partners in Africa and in coordinating consortia such as the Gates Malaria Partnership (GMP), the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) and the Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT) consortium. Members of staff of the School have been involved in studies of meningococcal vaccination in Ghana during the past five years and staff of LSHTM have supported the Meningitis Vaccine Project since its inception.