The institute - An overview
IFMT has been set up by the Agency of French speaking Universities, AUF, on the request of the Lao government to serve as a post-graduate school of tropical medicine. It delivers a Master’s degree in International Health and Tropical Medicine. The first class of students was admitted in 2000. Since then, more than 200 physicians from Lao PDR, but also Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Madagascar, Chad and Benin have been trained at IFMT. In February 2015, the quality of the training provided at IFMT was recognized by tropEd, the accreditation body for tropical health education ( http://www.troped.org/). IFMT is now a proud member of tropEd network.