The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), founded in 1903, is a worldwide organization of scientists, clinicians and program professionals whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor. Research, health care and education are the central activities of ASTMH members, whose work bridges basic laboratory research to international field work and clinics to countrywide programs.
Specific ASTMH goals include:
The ASTMH has a long and distinguished history. The current organization was formed in 1951 with the amalgamation of the American Society of Tropical Medicine, founded in 1903, and the National Malaria Society, founded in 1940.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Tropical Medicine in the Fight Against Plague, Death, Famine and War
Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD
Optimism, Persistence and Our Collective Crystal Ball
Thomas E. Wellems, MD, PhD
Mindshare: What the Heck Is It? Why Do We Need It? How Do We Get It?
Claire Panosian Dunavan, MD
Virology and Tropical Medicine: Then, Now and Whither
Thomas Monath, MD
America in the World: 100 Years of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
William Petri Jr., MD, PhD
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Diseases without Borders--Globalization's Challenge to the ASTMH: A Call for Public Advocacy and Activism
Michele Barry, MD, FACP
Prevention and Control of Tropical Diseases in the 21st Century: Back to the Field
Duane J. Gubler, ScD
Making the Connection: Perspectives on Tropical Medicine Research in the United States
Stephanie L. James, PhD