The institute - Mission
IFMT is an institute whose objectives are to provide abilities in research and in the practice of community medicine for populations living in tropical areas. By Community Medicine, one means a practice that joint clinical expertise with public health expertise with a dominant objective: to contribute to the reduction of health inequities between subgroups of the population.
Research training aims the development of skills in looking for problems related to the health of the population, and in finding solutions through a structured scientific approach. The combination of clinics, public health and research, is viewed as the most likely approach to improve the health and well-being of the populations, particularly where diagnostic and therapeutic resources are scarce.