Expedition and Outdoor First Aid: 23rd-24th March 2015

Phoenix, in conjucntion with Outpost Expeditions are pleased to announce a 2-day expedition and outdoor first-aid course. This will cover sufficient content to be used for Mountain Leader and Single Pitch Awards and other outdoor qualifications. This is an ideal course for expedition leaders, scout group leaders and anyone who works in the outdoors.

For an outline of the 2-day course content, click here:

For more information click here:  Phoenix and Outposts First Aid Course or contact us at Phoenix Expedition Medicine

Posted in Expedition Medicine, Global Health News, Outdoor Medicine

Ebola outbreak hastens use of test drugs

DAKAR, 21 August 2014 (IRIN) – Ebola’s devastation in West Africa has catapulted experimental drugs from labs to patients and shaken up vaccine development, which was hitherto patchy as outbreaks of the virus have tended to be spasmodic and geographically limited.

http://www.irinnews.org/report/100522/ebola-horror-hastens-use-of-test-drugs

Posted in Global Health News

Acute food insecurity in East Africa

NAIROBI, 13 August 2014 (IRIN) – Some 20 million people are facing acute food insecurity in eastern and central Africa, with most of them being at “crisis” and “emergency” levels, according to aid agencies. This figure compares unfavorably with 15.8 million people in July 2013.

http://www.irinnews.org/report/100482/food-security-alarm-for-east-central-africa

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Jon Dallimore Q&A – Adventure Medic

As one of the most well known figures in expedition medicine, Phoenix Expedition Medicine’s Jon Dallimore has had a long and inspiring career as a doctor, teacher and International Mountain Leader. As well as founding Phoenix Expedition Medicine he is one of the senior instructors on the Diploma in Mountain Medicine,  and Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine. Adventure Medic’s Hannah Evans spoke to him recently about the highs, the scares, and balancing a career with family life.

Jon Dallimore on safari with his family in the Serengeti, Tanzania

Jon Dallimore on safari with his family in the Serengeti, Tanzania

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Expedition and Global Medicine Course postponed

Patrick Avery, one of our senior instructors, returned from a trip home to Kenya in July. We assessed the situation on the ground and given the ongoing uncertainty from recent security incidents in Kenya, and the potential risk highlighted by the British FCO travel advice warning, we have regretfully decided to postpone the running of the course this year. We intend to run the course next year and we would be delighted if you could join us in September 2015. On a more positive front there is the exciting potential for a new course for 2015 involving trekking in Nepal. Follow us on twitter or like us on Facebook to be kept up to date with future developments.

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Jon Dallimore to speak at NICS 2014

Senior PEM instructor Dr Jon Dallimore has been invited as a guest speaker to deliver a lecture at the National Intern Conference and Social at the University College Cork on 28/06/2014. As a ‘World Expert’ in Expedition Medicine, Jon will talk about his experiences working on expedition across the world as well as the practicalities of being an expedition doctor @IRLInterconf #NICS14

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Old-believers

Ethnic European Russians, part of the Old Believers faith, Ulan Ude, Siberia, © Patrick Avery

Ethnic European Russians, part of the Old Believers faith, Ulan Ude, Siberia, © Patrick Avery

Posted in Trans-Siberian Express

Snowy morning in the steppe of northern Mongolia

Snow covering the steppes of northern Mongolia, trans-Siberian express May 2014, © Patrick Avery

Snow covering the steppes of northern Mongolia, trans-Siberian express May 2014, © Patrick Avery

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Soviet-era steam locomotive pulling the trans-Siberian express

Steam loco, trans-Siberian express © Patrick Avery

Steam loco, trans-Siberian express © Patrick Avery

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Sunrise over lake Baikal

Sunrise over lake Baikal, trans-Siberian express, © Patrick Avery

Sunrise over lake Baikal, trans-Siberian express, © Patrick Avery

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