Welcome to Philandtropical – an accessible site of anecdotes and stories relating to Tropical Medicine & International Health

This website is undergoing a major transformation and overhaul. There is a small team of us working to improve the project. We should be back by February 2019 with:

  • New Stories
  • Photos
  • Philandtropical Podcast

The Podcast is set to feature stories and chats with people for whom Tropical Medicine and International Health has served a significant cornerstone in their own story. Naturally, we’ll have scientists, health-care workers, patients and creative types coming to share their insight in a relaxed, relatable way.


Me: Phil Hefford

Current Position: Final Year Medical Student – UK

Upcoming Projects:

  • Tropical Medicine Elective Placement – Sao Paulo, Brazil (2019)

Relevant Background:

  • Student Speciality Rotations in Clinical Virology & Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • MSc Medical Microbiology –  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,
  • Zoonotic Virus surveillance project at Oxford University’s Clinical Research Unit, HCMC, Vietnam.
  • Former Research Lead to Development Sector NGO across Tanzania, Kenya & Malawi
  • BSc Biology – University of Edinburgh
  • Canine Siblings


Contact: philandtropical@gmail.com

Disclaimer: I am still a student & certainly no authorative figure on the subject by any stretch of the imagination. I just had a taste once, and for some unexplainable reason, I’m still hooked.


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