Madagascar Medical Expeditions

Madex were incredibly excited to present two posters at the ASTMH (American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene) in New Orleans in October. Dr James Penney and Dr Hannah Russell (Madex 2015-2017) travelled to the USA to share some of the work from previous expeditions with world experts in Tropical Medicine.

‘Our work was based on data from the 2016 expedition to the Marolambo District of Madagascar.  James had collated information about new education programmes we’d been implementing in Madagascar for his poster, and I had written about ultrasound research we’d done.

There were several symposiums on schistosomiasis during the weeklong conference where we learnt about some exciting developments.  We felt a little star –struck discussing ideas with schistosomiasis researchers that we have long admired!

We had some great feedback on our work, and left buzzing with new ideas for Madex2019 and beyond.’

Written by Dr Hannah Russell.