Founded in 1899 the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine mission remains unchanged: 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.
Each year the scope of our work grows, work which is made possible by the generosity of supporters. Whether it is a donation of £5 or £500,000, the impact is felt across the School and further afield.
The dedicated support of our donors enables us to offer scholarships to the students in most need, embark on ambitious research projects and, to take on exciting collaborations with our partners.
The impact of scholarships
Every year, LSHTM donors, alumni and friends donate to help widen access to education through the provision of scholarships. Scholarships are transformational, have the capacity to change the lives of the students who receive them, and alleviate the financial burden of study for talented and motivated recipients.
MRC Unit The Gambia: Patient Access Fund
The Patient Access Fund has been established to enable the LSHTM community to support healthcare professionals working on the ground to provide high-quality affordable healthcare to local patients at MRC Unit The Gambia.
Supporting nurses around the world
At LSHTM, we believe that personal finance should not be a barrier to training talented nurses who want to make a difference and improve health, both within their communities and globally. As one of the most critical factors for improving global health, our nurses save lives and make a difference every day.
Introducing Meenakshi Monga, LSHTM Fund Scholar 2022
The LSHTM Fund Scholarship enables talented students to study at LSHTM to improve health and health equity for people worldwide, regardless of their financial circumstances. Meenakshi Monga is the 2022 LSHTM Fund Scholar, enabling her to achieve an MSc in Nutrition for Global Health and fulfil her desire to harness nutrition as a tool that can improve health and wellbeing worldwide.
Dr Sultana Khanum: Why I am remembering LSHTM in my will
Dr Sultana Khanum attended LSHTM in the 1980s after receiving a scholarship, and later went on to complete her PhD at our School. Sultana’s impactful career has focused on tackling child malnutrition in low-income settings. She also founded and runs the LSHTM Alumni Chapter in Bangladesh.
LSHTM Fund: Dr Maria Rauf Jaswal
We are so grateful to the kindness and generosity of our LSHTM Fund donors. Each year, your support funds our LSHTM Fund Scholarship so an exceptional student can study at our School. We caught up with this year’s scholar, Dr Maria Rauf Jaswal, who is studying for her MSc in Public Health for Development.
Progress powered by our supporters
In recent months, our COVID-19 Response Fund has been deployed to a number of highly innovative research projects led by some of our most talented emerging researchers. These research projects are an opportunity to test new ideas, innovate and make new discoveries to better understand the pandemic and its impact.
Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund
The Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund supports students from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who are committed to improving public health in developing countries and wish to undertake the MSc Public Health for Development course.
Making a difference together
Gifts to the LSHTM touch every aspect of teaching and work, from providing scholarships and bursaries to students, to advancing research through the creation of new academic posts and facilities. Your help has also been vital in delivering our response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
A community of fundraisers
Staff, alumni, members of the public and friends of LSHTM have raised funds by partaking in a range of activities and in doing so, contributed to research into debilitating illnesses, scholarships and travel grants for the next generation of public health professionals.
A dream to prevent blindness
Dr Sumit Grover is a current student from Northern India with a passion for improving eye care. His work as an ophthalmologist in rural communities in India is what inspired him to pursue an MSc in Public Health for Eye Care at LSHTM.
Together in spirit: Young people in isolation
The COVID-19 Response Fund is supporting a project led by Dr Rebecca Meiskin, a Research Fellow in Social Science at LSHTM, implementing research insight to raise awareness of the challenges and stresses of social distancing.
MBI Al Jaber Foundation funds new world-class epidemiology research centre
The MBI Al Jaber Foundation has announced a significant donation towards the construction of a new research facility at LSHTM that will have a focus on epidemiology and infectious diseases.
Working together against COVID-19
We are proud to be using the COVID-19 Response Fund to support an innovative communications campaign, emphasising the importance of handwashing and social distancing.
Education without barriers
We have worked closely with our alumni and supporters to create scholarships for deserving students who would otherwise not be able to afford the cost of studying at LSHTM.
Joining forces against dengue fever
We have joined forces with Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology and PT Astra International Tbk to collaborate through a new Centre of Excellence in the field of dengue research.
Inspiring new leaders in global health
Thanks to the support of donor Tony McClellan, our award-winning Young Scientists Programme is inspiring future global health leaders to improve health equity around the world.
Helena Vrbová scholarship
The Helena Vrbová Scholarship gives much needed financial support to at least one student a year, enabling them to undertake an international research project.
GSK gift establishes 30 new scholarships for students from sub-Saharan Africa
The GSK scholarships will support the next generation of global health leaders.
Research and travel grants
Research and travel grants help our MSc students embark on ambitious research projects, in laboratory facilities and out in the field.
Supporting the ME/CFS Biobank
The UK ME/CFS Biobank represents a new venture for LSHTM and the first disease-specific ME/CFS biobank in Europe.
American Friends of LSHTM
Jasmine Burton received a scholarship from the American Friends of LSHTM to help her pursue a career in public health.