About Us

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) established Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health (LATH) in 1986, as an independent company to help it respond more effectively and efficiently to the increasing demand for international development assistance. As LSTM’s consulting arm, LATH is a gateway to internationally recognised research, channelling this expertise into influencing policy and transforming practice. LATH’s unique partnership with LSTM is fundamental to our work. Together we aim to deliver sustainable improvements to health systems in developing countries. Our work directly contributes to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) for reducing poverty and inequalities in the developing world. This includes reversing the spread of endemic diseases, cutting infant mortality and improving maternal health.

LATH transfers its financial surplus annually to the LSTM through a tax-free covenant, which is invested in further developing LSTM’s pioneering work in tropical medicine and international health.