The idea for this resource/training came over some years after seeing the management of returned travellers in Australia. I compared my experience living & working in tropical countries with working in Australia in General Practice (urban, rural) and in hospital emergency departments. Moving between tropical countries and Australia, I could see both sides.
I have had a long term interest in tropical medicine; it started sometime after my parents relocated to Hyderabad in central India in 1978. Very close to Hyderabad airport the building still stood (as it does today) where Sir Ronald Ross found that mosquitoes carried malaria.