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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine celebrates Trustees’ Week

Trustees’ Week is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of nearly one million trustees across the UK.

During Trustees’ Week, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is sharing the stories of three of its Board of Trustees, the body that exercises governance of the institution.

The Board is made up of independent trustees, drawn from the fields of business, law, accountancy, politics, higher education and the public sector with both local and international experience. They play a vital role in helping LSTM to deliver upon its mission to improve global health and reduce the burden of infectious diseases.

Board of Trustees Chair Jim McKenna reflects on the responsibilities of the Board during LSTM’s special 125th anniversary year, and how the Board are helping to develop of an ambitious new strategy for its next phase based on collaboration, capacity building, equitable partnerships and inclusivity.

Vice Chair Sue Russell, an experienced solicitor and Legal Director at Hill Dickinson, explains how the quality of LSTM’s research and the daily significance of its work inspire her role as a trustee.

Nyovani Janet Madise, Director of Research and Head of the Malawi office of the African Institute for Development Policy, discusses the importance of LSTM’s research into infectious diseases and reducing inequalities in life expectancy between the rich and poor nations.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is Liverpool Chamber’s Charity of The Year for 23/24. To find out how you can get involved, contact Stacey Lavery at