Get involved

Join us and become part of a worldwide community working in tropical medicine and global health to save lives.

Every person can make a difference and gain something from our global network.

No matter where you are, your career stage or what sector you are part of, there are many ways you can get involved with the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.


Become a RSTMH member and gain access to our journals, small grants, medals and awards, and discounted rates to our events.

As a member, you will also be joining our global network and have a say in shaping RSTMH’s vision and governance.

Become a member of RSTMH © Brendan Foster photography

Membership is open to all and we have discounted rates for students, early careers, retired people and those living in low- and middle-income countries.   


Submit your work to our two peer-reviewed journals that cover topics ranging from public health and infectious diseases, to health economics and healthcare systems – we are always on the lookout for interesting research.

You can also become a reviewer. Simply sign up and wait for papers to review. If you are interested, please email our Managing Editor, with a list of your most recent publications.

Social media

The more people know about us, the more people we can help. To stay up-to-date with our work, follow us on social media – we share regular information on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

And if you see something you think we should be posting about or be involved in, please let us know!    


We send out our e-newsletter every two weeks with all the latest updates on our events, journals, members and the world of the tropical medicine and global health.

Sign up for exclusive information on our work and from the community, including job and funding opportunities.

Medals and awards

Recognise people in the field of tropical medicine and global health by nominating them for our prestigious medals and awards, some of which include cash prizes.  

Professor Ahmed Fahal was awarded the Donald Mackay Medal in 2018 © Brendan Foster photography

We have a long history of celebrating achievement in the field, so get involved, as our next winners could be you or your peers.

Vacancies and volunteering

Join the RSTMH team by keeping an eye out for all the latest vacancies and volunteering opportunities.

These are updated regularly and are suited to a wide range of skills and time commitments.  


We organise academic conferences and events in the UK and abroad for people dedicated to tropical medicine and global health.

These range from meetings for early career researchers and our Annual Meeting which tackles a theme in the sector, to membership dinners and careers fairs.

Keep checking our events listing for information on upcoming meetings.

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