The Madex Project

Madex is an organisation that researches and manages the disease Schistosomiasis in remote Madagascar

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Students and doctors from the University of Manchester

Winners of the University of Manchester Social Responsibility Awards

Salama Tana

As we checked into Manchester airport for Madagascar, we got some odd looks. The man at the desk did not even known that Madagascar was a real country. I understood what he meant. Despite the many months of… Read More

Reflections on the River

I was sad to see Hannah and Steph go. They have been extraordinary members of the team and we all felt a little bit empty after they left. However, our schedule was tight and researched continued, while we… Read More

Campfire songs and Culinary discoveries

Woke early and walked to Marofatsy’s water source; a longitudinally-cut piece of bamboo used as a half-pipe to create a ‘tap’ from the slow stream running near the village.  I enjoyed the walk to get water as it was… Read More

Blessings from Marolambo

I write from Marofatsy in the district of Marolambo, Madagascar. James and Corty are analysing faecal samples under the microscope by candlelight. The  night air of the rainforest is humid there is a damp smell to match. Cicadas… Read More

Taxis and tribulations

Madex2016 Madex2016 Blog I’m writing from the balcony of our hotel Tana-Jacaranda, with a delicious cup of Malagasy coffee, using our first free morning of the week to update the blog. It’s warm, breezy, rumbling with traffic from… Read More