Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine (APJTM) is sponsored by Hainan Medical College, the only medical college in this tropical island of China. This journal which is a monthly publication in English is going to start its flagship issue in March, 2008.
During the past 25 years, infectious diseases have once again regained their position as the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The developing countries of the tropical Asia-Pacific region have been among those geographic areas hardest hit by this resurgence. Thus, infectious diseases are among the most important public health and economic problems facing the Asian-Pacific region in recent years and in the future.