Fundraising priorities

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is renowned for its world-leading research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health. We have an international presence, collaborative ethos and are uniquely placed to help shape health policy and translate research into tangible impact. 

For 120 years, we have led on transformative approaches to global health, discovering new solutions to complex problems and acting upon this knowledge. Our aim is to build strong and dynamic leadership, push the frontiers of knowledge and make an impact where it is most needed.  

Philanthropy is vital in helping us deploy research in real time in response to crises, develop innovative programmes for major health threats and train future generations of public and global health leaders and researchers.   

Tackling global health challenges

Although our research tackles the greatest health challenges facing the world head-on, there is so much more we can achieve. To understand the complexity of these challenges and to find the best available solutions, we need to be highly organised and well-resourced. And we need to prioritise.

Support for our research enables us to establish and run interdisciplinary centres of excellence for the most pressing global health challenges of our age. Our mission is to improve health worldwide.

Education without barriers

Our aim is that our students will absorb skills and construct big ideas so that they can teach and implement their expertise ever more widely. We want to send the best prepared people with the best developed solutions out into the world to innovate and engage at every level. 

Supporting scholarships and fellowships is one of the most powerful ways we can disseminate our findings and achieve long-term impact through education and policy change to address global challenges. 

The home for global health

Achieving great results requires great facilities. Innovation and collaboration require buildings that are fit for purpose. 

We are redeveloping and creating new laboratories for enhancing collaboration between our expert research groups studying vaccine development, emerging epidemics and antimicrobial resistance. The state-of-the-art spaces we will create in the coming years will also offer the best in digital technology and computational facilities, supporting students and researchers globally. 

Working together

Partnerships are key to us achieving our mission to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide. By collaborating with global partners, we can bring the best people and knowledge together to achieve excellence in research, education, policy and practice. We would be delighted to discuss any aspect of our work further. 

You can contact Development & Alumni Relations by emailing or calling +44 (0)20 7612 7878.