The Queensland Government through the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, has committed $42.12 million to establish the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University (JCU).

This investment will support the development of infrastructure and research particularly relevant to infectious diseases and health security. Because Northern Queensland suffers from endemic tropical diseases and shares a tropical location with countries where infectious diseases are exceptionally prevalent, Northern Queensland is on the front line of infectious disease risk and response, both for Queensland and Australia as a whole.

The Institute will have a presence in three locations: Townsville, Cairns and the Torres Strait. The funding covers the development of infrastructure and ongoing operational costs in these three locations. Find out more >

VISION
Research contributing to better health for people in the tropics world-wide

MISSION
To become a world leader in tropical health and medical research, biotechnology and research, biotechnology and research education

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