Who we are

The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is a charity and membership society that has been dedicated to improving tropical medicine and global health since 1907. We are governed by a Board of Trustees and six Committees.

Our ambition is to save lives and improve health around the world through increased access and greater equity in global healthcare. Through our activities we help further our members careers and bring together their collective knowledge and our expertise to achieve change within the sector in policy, funding or research.

Our members, based in over 80 countries, are at all stages of their careers, working across a multitude of disciplines, and from a range of sectors. We are a small team of six but are supported by around 1,000 volunteers across the world in delivering our work, including a network of Country and Student Ambassadors.

Our activities include publishing two internationally renowned, peer-reviewed journals and delivering and supporting meetings and events around the world. We also provide small grants annually to early career researchers and recognise success in the sector through a number of medals and awards.