- Facts, information, health,
security, passports, visas, weather.
- sustainable and ethical travel
Personal health is a big concern
for many travellers. Do make sure that you have the right travel
insurance, and if you are travelling within Europe you should
get a free European
Health Card, which entitles you to reduced cost or free healthcare
in many European Countries.
There are a number of places
where you can find out which innoculations are required for a
particular country -your GP will have an up-to-date list, or
you can check online at Travel
If you are going somewhere more
remote, then you may wish to do more reading about possible risks
(don't get put off!). Start with the World
Health Organisation which gives detailed country profiles.You
can buy detailed health briefing notes online with Masta.
If you are organising a group
expedition that has a need for a doctor, then speak to Expedition
Most importantly, if you exhibit
unusual symptons on your return, then do see a doctor as soon
- e-med.co.uk -worldwide consultation with your doctor
by e-mail and phone.
- Expedition Medicine
-provides training for expedition, wilderness, high altitude,
mountain, remote, polar, jungle and desert medicine practitioners.
Suitable for doctors, wilderness EMT's, first responders, nurses
and individuals providing medical cover in remote or inhospitable
environments far from help.
-a public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland). It gives
travel health information for people travelling abroad from the
for tropical diseases
-the only NHS Hospital dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis
and treatment of tropical diseases and travel related infections.
The Hospital serves long and short term travellers, immigrants
and British refugee populations.
Society of Travel Medicine
-ISTM is committed to the promotion of healthy and safe travel,
including preventive and curative medicine within specialties
such as tropical medicine, infectious diseases, high altitude
physiology, travel related obstetrics, psychiatry, occupational
health, military and migration medicine, and environmental health.
School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine -aims to contribute to the improvement of health
worldwide through the pursuit of excellence in research, postgraduate
teaching and advanced training in national and international
public health and tropical medicine, and through informing policy
and practice in these areas.
- Masta -Medical Advisory Services for Travellers
Abroad. Advice on avoiding disease risks.
- Medichecks -blood testing and screening for Travellers.
- National Health Service -Health risks around the world and how
to avoid them.
- Travel Doctor
-an interactive site that can design customised lists of travel
medicine requirements for individuals or groups.
- Travel Health
-the independant UK travel health site.
Health Organisation -travel
information and health advice for international travellers from
the WHO, with information on emerging and communicable diseases.
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