AITHM’s research aspires to excellence in tropical health and medical research through better health for people in the Tropics worldwide. The newly completed AITHM Translational Research Facility is dedicated to taking basic science that discovers new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat major health issues and translating these findings into hospitals and clinics for better health care delivery for those living in the Tropics. The main way that scientific discoveries are brought to the clinic is through well-designed clinical trials. These trials are needed to prove that a new treatment is effective. The safety of patients is a primary concern of the team working in the Translational Research Facility and all trials pass ethical review.
The AITHM Translational Research Facility enables a multidisciplinary approach with involvement from laboratory scientists, clinicians and patients. Doctors and AITHM scientists work closely together for the needs of patients. This ensures that results and outcomes are realised sooner thus speeding up the process of this knowledge being applied into health care delivery.