Welcome to Philandtropical; a site of anecdotes, stories and creativity all relating to a persistent fascination in Tropical Health and Disease.

This website is undergoing a major transformation and update. We should be back by October 2018 with:

  • New Stories
  • Art
  • Photos
  • Philandtropical Podcast

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

Disclaimer: I am definitely no authorative figure on the subject by any stretch of the imagination. I just had a taste once, and I’m still hooked.


Me: Philip Hefford

Current Position: Medical Student – UK

Upcoming Projects:

  • Zika Virus & Other Vector Borne Virus Diagnostics – London, UK (2018)
  • Tropical Medicine Placement – Sao Paulo, Brazil (2019)

Relevant Background:

  • 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


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