AITHM James Cook University

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AITHM – from evidence to action in global tropical health and medicine

The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) is a multi-disciplinary health and tropical medicine research institute located in the tropics.

Based at James Cook University in northern Queensland, AITHM has key nodes in Townsville, Cairns, Mackay and the Torres Strait.

AITHM’s research programs confront northern Australia's major health security risks, tackle its worst health outcomes, develop better ways to deliver health services to remote communities and contribute to the development of northern Australia through research, knowledge infrastructure and commercialisation of research findings.

Our research spans public health, biomolecular, clinical, translational, and health systems research and is strongly focused on the health issues of most importance to tropical Australia, delivering significant public health benefit locally, regionally and globally.