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Dr. Yetunde Fadipe – Chair

Executive Committee

Dr. Yetunde Fadipe is a Consultant Family Physician at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. She is also a fellow at the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.


Yetunde received her MBChB from the College of Medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University in 2006. She has presented research on sickle cell anemia in mothers of children under five, cardiovascular risk among obese patients, and health consultation challenges among travellers visiting friends and relatives in Nigeria.


Dr. Fadipe completed the Travel Medicine Short Course certificate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2018. She is the President of the Nigerian Society of Travel Medicine.

Dr. Max Winkler – Secretary-Treasurer

Executive Committee

Dr. Max Winkler completed his MBChB at the University of Cape Town in 2008. Since 2014 he has been self-employed as a general practitioner in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.


Apart from his general clinical commitments he also runs a travel clinic from his rooms in Hout Bay which offers up-to-date travel medicine advice and vaccines to members of the local community and visitors who might require these services.


Max obtained the best student award at the 2015 SASTM Travel Medicine course, passing with distinction. In 2019 he completed his diploma in occupational health with distinction from the University of Cape Town. His fields of interest include infectious diseases, wilderness medicine and occupational health. Dr. Winkler is the President of the South Africa Society of Travel Medicine.


Dr. Paul Yonga – Member

Executive Committee

Dr. Paul Yonga is an infectious disease and tropical/travel medicine specialist, as well as a clinical epidemiologist. He works at the Fountain Health Care Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya where he heads the Fountain Tropical/Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases Centre (FOTROMID) and the Fountain Projects and Research Office (FOPRO). He also established the CA Medlynks Tropical/Travel Medicine & Infectious Diseases Clinic in Nairobi.

Paul completed his MBChB in 2012 at the Kampala International University in Uganda. He also has an MRCP in internal medicine through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh and a MSPH specializing in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.

Dr. Yonga received the the 2018 Brian Chapman medal in geriatric medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He is also the recipient of the 2019 IDSA Guerrant International Investigator Award for research excellence in infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. His clinical and research interests include infectious diseases and tropical medicine, travel medicine, and HIV.

Dr. Walaa Shabana - President-elect

Executive Committee

Dr. Walaa Shabana is an Associate Professor of Tropical Medicine at Mansoura University in Egypt.

She received her medical degree and Master degree of Tropical Medicine at Mansoura University followed by her PhD in Tropical Medicine at Alazhar University in 2011. Dr. Shabana completed her residency and post doctoral training in Tropical Medicine at the Mansoura University Hospitals.

She is assistant coordinator of post-graduate courses in the Tropical Medicine Department, Mansoura University.  She has a special interest and has published many publications in infectious diseases and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Dr. Shabana is a Founding member of Egyptian Travel Medicine Group (ETMG) and a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine.


Tullia Marcolongo – Administrative Director


Tullia Marcolongo has many years of experience promoting responsible travel with a focus on minimizing a traveller’s health footprint abroad. She has published guides on travel and mental health, travel health insurance, how to stay well abroad, and navigating medical care in another country.


Tullia is the Chair of the Psychological Health of Travellers interest group of the International Society of Travel Medicine. She holds a Certificate in Travel Health®.

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Dr. Charles Kitenge - Democratic Republic of Congo Travel Medicine Group

Dr. Walaa Shabana - Egyptian Travel Medicine Group

Dr. Paul Yonga - Association of Travel Medicine and Vaccination Services of Kenya

Dr. Yetunde Fadipe - Nigerian Society of Travel Medicine

Dr. Mamoudou Bocoum - Travel Medicine Senegal Group

Dr. Max Winkler - South African Society of Travel Medicine

Dr. Charles Tarimo - Tanzania Travel Medicine Group

Dr. Simba Makuni - Travel Medicine Association of Zimbabwe


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