What do participants say about the excursions:
“My trip to Uganda 2014 was one of the best educational trips I have done. Anyone with an interest in tropical medicine and travelers’ health should consider a TROPMEDEX excursion. I have been with TROPMEDEX to Kenya and Tanzania as well. Phantastic experience!!! I can’t wait for Ghana.”
“ I am an ID specialist based in Vancouver. In Uganda 2012 I saw for the first time patients with African trypanosomiasis. And in Ghana 2014 I was able to examine patients with Buruli Ulcer. If you want hands-on experience in tropical medicine join TROPMEDEX.”
“Whoever wants to work in Africa should travel with Kay Schaefer first. I got to know the medical infrastructure in Uganda 2014 and made a lot of contacts to hospitals, universities and non governmental organizations (NGO’s).”
“Dr. Kay Schaefer’s excursion to Ghana provided a valuable insight, not only into tropical diseases themselves, but also into the complex ecologic, socioeconomic and cultural context in which these diseases arise.“
Publication: Tropical Medicine Course Report, Travel Medicine Society of Ireland, Newsletter, 2015, Vol. 15, Issue 3, Page 5-7.
“Through hospital ward-rounds, field excursions and interactions with international colleagues, valuable lessions in clinical tropical medicine were imparted, in the setting of this vibrant African country.“
Blog: Ghana 2014 excursion
“You study tropical diseases in medical school, but you never put a face on these infections until you see patients with them.“
Publication: Report of my experience with a tropical medicine expedition for healthcare professionals in Tanzania 2009. ISTM News Share, October 2009. Page 5–6.
“The medical excursion to Tanzania 2010 with TROPMEDEX was challenging, rewarding, interesting, eye-opening and educational.”
Publication: A Tropical Medicine Expedition – TROPMEDEX Tanzania 2010, Journal of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2011, Vol. 31, Page 38 – 46.
“Dr. Schaefer vitalizes his courses with a unique combination of his knowledge of tropical diseases and travel medicine, a deep knowledge and understanding of Africa, impressive fluency in Kiswahili, and an inherently adventurous spirit.“
Blog: Tanzania excursion 2009
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