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Tropical Medicine Excursions (TROPMEDEX)

Tropical Medicine Excursions (TROPMEDEX)

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

TROPMEDEX organizes round-trip excursions on clinical tropical medicine and travelers' health for healthcare professionals to Uganda, Tanzania, and Ghana (since 1995)

Practice-oriented training courses in the tropics are essential for healthcare professionals to the prompt, correct diagnosis and treatment of tropical infectious diseases. TROPMEDEX organizes these courses for doctors, physicians, travel medicine practitioners, GP’s, public health experts, nurse practitioners, healthcare assistants, laboratory scientists, pharmacists and paramedics of all levels to Africa:
• More travelers return from the tropics with tropical diseases
• More refugees and asylum-seekers come to the Western world with „unknown“ infections
• Due to global warming tropical diseases, such as malaria and Dengue fever, spread to temperate climate zones

The TROPMEDEX round-trip excursions are designed for a maximum of 13 healthcare professionals who wish to improve their clinical skills in tropical medicine and travelers’ health in the endemic regions of Uganda, Tanzania, and Ghana.
Tropical medicine experts from Africa and Germany supervise individual on-site bedside teaching, laboratory sessions (hands-on microscopy of parasites in the blood, stool, urine, and skin) and give lectures (in English) on up-to-date issues in tropical medicine and travelers health in various hospitals and research institutions.

The curriculum covers the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of the most important tropical infectious diseases. In addition, the participants get an insight into the local healthcare systems and explore during medical field excursions the fantastic scenery and prolific flora and fauna of Africa. Each excursion is accredited with 60 CME hours by the Medical Association in Düsseldorf, Germany.