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 – distance by bus approximately 1400 km
    Tanzania: 11 days – distance by bus, 4x4 drive, plane approximately 1500 km
    Ghana: 11 days – distance by bus approximately 1000 km
  • Individual bedside-teaching, case presentations, laboratory manuals, field excursions and lectures
  • 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. 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