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September 2016

Nkhata Bay to Livingstone: A broken hub and a tent-shaped hot air balloon [Part 3/3]

“That night I farted more and louder than I have ever done before. And it smelled pretty damn bad too. I farted so much I thought that, if my tent was not pegged down, it would take off like a… Continue Reading →

Nkhata Bay to Livingstone: Chiefs, hippos and crocs [Part 2/3]

“I wished though Chief Chikwa had warned me about the tsetse flies, which attacked me constantly for the next two days. Freaken hell it hurts when they bite. In hindsight I also wish that I paid attention when I was… Continue Reading →

Nkhata Bay to Livingstone: Shrödringer’s cat on antibiotics [Part 1/3]

“Clearly the infection had spread inside my finger. I decided to use the time in Mzuzu to go see a doctor. It was the right thing to do. The doctor was quite impressed with my bandaging skills, but was glad… Continue Reading →

The Tropical Diseases Research Center and the University Teaching Hospital (Zambia) [Part 2/2]

“I also asked them about their biggest challenges and greatest rewards. Again unanimously, they replied that a lack of a ‘proposal-writing-culture’, access to technology and reagents and losing talent to the outside were some of the biggest challenges at the… Continue Reading →

The Tropical Diseases Research Center and the University Teaching Hospital (Zambia) [Part 1/2]

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