These and other diseases threaten countless lives, destabilize communities, and pose far-reaching geo-political hazards. And they are only an airplane ride away. Every day researchers, clinicians and educators work to prevent and control infectious diseases, increase public awareness and pursue scientific breakthroughs leading to effective treatments and control strategies.
Whether on the front lines — fighting malaria and other scourges in far-off jungles and villages — or in the laboratory — seeking cures and treatments for millions of disease sufferers worldwide — tropical medicine professionals are committed to making a difference.
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has a number of resources available to educate the public about what our members do, and the diseases they combat.