'The object of the school is not only to acquaint the student with the diseases of the tropics, and teach him how to treat the various ailments he may meet with, but also to put him in the way of investigating tropical diseases, to train him to observe, to record, and to study scientifically the great tropical disease scourges.'
'The mission of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is to contribute to the improvement of health worldwide through the pursuit of excellence in research, postgraduate teaching, advanced training and consultancy in international public health and tropical medicine. To achieve this the school will enhance its role as:
Britain's national school of public health.
A leading institution in Europe for research and postgraduate education in public health and tropical medicine, and an international centre of excellence in public health and medicine in developing countries.'