The heart of the mission at Medical Research Council is to improve human health through world-class medical research. To achieve this, MRC supports research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, and in all major disease areas. It works closely with the NHS and the UK Health Departments to realize its mission and gives a high priority to research that is likely to make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population.
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is an international postgraduate center of excellence, devoted to research, education, and consultancy. A registered charity affiliated to the University of Liverpool, the School, founded in 1898, is becoming the World’s first institution devoted primarily to tropical health. Its mission is to promote improved health, particularly in less developed countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.
The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium (ITM) is one of the world’s leading institutes for training, research and services delivery in tropical medicine and health care in developing countries. It is strongly committed to academic excellence and genuine partnership for the promotion of “Health Care for All”.
The REDE-TB mission is the innovation in the health area and to enable the country for the development of new strategies, technologies and products necessary to the treatment and control of tuberculosis through a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional approach in a network.
The WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.
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