Member Spotlight: ASTMH

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The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is a worldwide organization whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor.  

By the numbers:

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Founding: 1903
Staff:
4 Full Time, 4 Part Time
Members:
Approximately 3,500 members located in 91 countries across 6 continents
HQ:
Deerfield, IL
Issue areas:
Tropical diseases
Impact Statistic: 
Commemorating the 3rd anniversary of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, the October ASTMH journal – in partnership with PAHO – featured a series of invited papers highlighting key efforts, progress, and challenges.  Media pickup included Kaiser Global Health Policy Report and other national and international outlets and blogs.
Website: http://www.astmh.org/

“Tropical medicine is no longer exotic and distant.  With a virus just a plane ride away, our world is more connected than ever. Improving and protecting health benefits everyone.”