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:


Founding: 1903
4 Full Time, 4 Part Time
Approximately 3,500 members located in 91 countries across 6 continents
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.

“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.”