The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is an internationally renowned school of public health. Our lively student body represents a huge range of nationalities, and our staff members are working in over 100 countries worldwide. A School with history: Founded in 1890, the Schoolâ€™s name is based around its origins as a floating hospital on the River Thames. Concerned with hygiene (the old term for public health) and tropical medicine, medics would treat returning sailors, stricken with foreign diseases. In 1899 the hospital moved to dry land, for the first time opening its doors to students. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine was born. Over a century later, the Schoolâ€™s doors are still open, to all those who share a common commitment to public health. A School for today: Although the School is proud of its rich history, it also looking to the future. By sharing experience and knowledge in dynamic discussion, you and professors will work as one, forming ideas today to make a difference tomorrow. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.A School for you: Our alumni do great things. With the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine behind you, what could you achieve?
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