Bringing Tropical Medicine to life for more than 25 years in Africa

What to expect from TROPMEDEX?

  • Round-trip excursions for healthcare professionals of all levels (even with no or limited experience in the practice of tropical medicine and travelers’ health) to:

    Uganda: 13 days – 1400 km by bus
    Tanzania: 11 days – 1500 km by bus, 4x4 drive, plane
    Ghana: 11 days – 1000 km by bus

  • Individual bedside-teaching, case presentations, laboratory manuals, field excursions and lectures (including Covid-19 virus update in Africa)
  • Supervised by Kay Schaefer (MD, PhD, MSc, DTM&H) and African experts in the field of tropical medicine and travelers‘ health
  • Accredited with 60 CME hours by the Medical Association, Düsseldorf, Germany

TROPMEDEX is listed on the websites of the:

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)
International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)

Summary report (1995-2020)

60 TROPMEDEX excursions in Africa Download the PDF

Safety record

TROPMEDEX has never had any accidents or serious infections among participants during their excursions. Covid-19 precautions are taken where necessary. The participants are accommodated in quality hotels and travel with experienced drivers and reliable airlines in Africa.

Course Coordinator

Kay Schaefer is a consultant in tropical medicine and traveler’s health in Cologne, Germany.
He holds an M.D. (University of Berlin), a Ph.D. (University of Amsterdam), an MSc in Clinical Tropical Medicine (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and a DTM&H (University of London). He has lived for many years in East Africa. Read more