Dr Jim Bond MB, BS, MSc, DPH, DTM, MFTM RCPS(Glasg), CTH®

Jim Bond two-thirds of the way up a huge baobab tree on Impalila island, Namibia.

Jim was born and brought up in Zambia. Trained in the UK, he has since lived and worked in Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Madagascar and Mozambique. He has a broad range of medical experience, with particular interests in tropical diseases and public health, developed while working as a doctor in Africa.

Intrigued by the gulf that often exists between Western and African traditional medicine, Jim for some years pursued a parallel career interest in ethnobotany, (the study of traditional knowledge and uses of plants by local people). To this end he studied at the Edinburgh Botanics and then set up a research, community development and conservation project in SW Madagascar, working with the elusive Mikea forest people and their healers. Since 1996, he has led and/or acted as expedition doctor to a range of expeditions to Belize, Madagascar (x7), Mozambique (x2), Tanzania and the Peruvian Amazon.

Through his travels and expeditions, Jim has been privileged to explore some very remote corners of Africa, Madagascar and South America, seldom visited by outsiders. He has also been able to share his passion for travel with his wife and children.

Jim also works as an occupational health physician in Fife and teaches on the Diploma of Travel Medicine course in Glasgow. However, he still manages to get back to the bush whenever he can find a suitable excuse.

Nicky Armstrong at TrExMed Travel Clinic Edinburgh

Nicky Armstrong RGN, DTM, AFTM RCPS(Glasg)

I was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Studied in Edinburgh qualifying as a registered nurse in 1982. Presently working in the Regional Infectious Disease unit Edinburgh as Charge Nurse since December 2000.

I have a special interest in travel and tropical medicine, completing the Diploma in Travel Medicine in 2005. Currently a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine. Associate member of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Nicky Armstrong and Jim Bond

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