Week 3: Trialling mobile genetic sequencing in Zambia

In many ways, Namibia had been a perfect start to our trip. We had time to meet and talk with people in Windhoek and beyond and had visited a malaria clinic in the north. With every conversation and experience our understanding of the challenges of malaria in the country was growing. Through our conversations with […]

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Week 2: Learning about malaria in Northern Namibia

Northern Namibia is one of the best places on the planet to spot large animals. Hippo, crocodiles, ostrich and zebra all flock to the watering holes here. Elephants are also quite common, and we were  lucky enough to see some out the windows of our Land Rover as we drove the six hours from Rundu […]

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Week 1: The Immobile Malaria Project

We arrived in Walvis Bay on the west coast of Namibia a week ago. Walvis Bay is one of the main ports on the south-west coast of Africa, linking the Atlantic ocean to the interior via the Trans Caprivi Highway. Although it’s a relatively small town, it’s a major port and has been an important […]

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A hot summer’s day in London

This was it. After months of proposal writing, submissions, re-submissions and panel interviews, we were again travelling to the Royal Geographical Society to defend our expedition plan. It was a baking hot day in the middle of the 2018 heatwave and the grass in Hyde Park was as dry as my mouth. At the beginning […]

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