Derek's Journal

Latest Updates from the field.


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Back in Tello
Published: 19 hours ago
Fiona and I returned to Tello this morning after 3 days . . . . Read More.....

?No Service
Published: 4 days ago, Mar 22 at 10:44p.m.
Now on the boat to Baluto, having just left Tello Wharf. I am not sure about the service there for phones, so I maybe will not have phone service for the next 2 or 3 days. If you need some information urgently during that time, please get in touch with Margaret Thorpe - her details are on the "Contact Us” page on the website. Read More.....

Published: 4 days ago, Mar 22 at 10:19p.m.
Fiona examining a patient with Thyrotoxicosis . . . Read More.....

Boat Too Full
Published: 6 days ago, Mar 21
Unfortunately the boat to Tanah Masa . . .  Read More.....

Street Clinics
Published: 6 days ago, Mar 20 at 7:14p.m.
Fiona and I are holding our free TroppoDoc medical clinics . . . . Read More.....

Back In Tello
Published: 1 week ago, Mar 19 at 9:30p.m.
We made it safely to Tello via . . . . Read More.....

Advisory To Prospective And Returning Volunteers
Published: 2 weeks ago, Mar 18 at 9:39p.m.
Please ignore requests from other people not on our "Contact Us” page, to contact them directly re organising placements on TroppoDoc team missions, as they do not have any authority and may have the wrong information. All TroppoDoc volunteers MUST register on TroppoDoc Website, or will not be considered part of the TroppoDoc Team. Read More.....

Long Way In Short Time
Published: 2 weeks ago, Mar 18 at 9:23p.m.
Fiona and I are flying from Medan this morning on the early . . . . Read More.....

Travelling To Indonesia
Published: 2 weeks ago, Mar 16 at 9:40p.m.
I left New Zealand yesterday and flew to Kuala Lumpur . . . . Read More.....

The Good Doctor
Published: 3 weeks ago, Mar 10 at 5:59p.m.
Check out The Good Doctor documentary on the "Home Page” of this website, as aired on TVNZ Sunday Programme a few years ago - featuring Dr Derek Allen and Margaret Thorpe. It can also be viewed on YouTube under "TroppoDoc”. Hopefully it will entice more of you to come and volunteer with TroppoDoc - it is the most rewarding experience! More videos to come, so keep watching! Read More.....

New Zealand
Published: 4 weeks ago, Feb 27 at 7:28p.m.
I’ve arrived back in New Zealand today. Unfortunately my phone is not working at the moment. If anyone is trying to contact me, please contact Margaret Thorpe on 0274474209 and she will pass on messages to me. Thank you. Read More.....

Port Vila At Last
Published: Feb 21 at 10:52p.m.
Finally the planes are again flying from Lamap . . . . Read More.....

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