Index of articles tagged: TravelMedicine

Taiwan: The presidential campaign kicks off
24/11/2023Health alerts

Taiwan’s presidential election campaign officially started on Monday, 20th of November, as the deadline for candidates to register for the January election passed.  Current Vice President William Lai, from the Democratic Progressive Pa...

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BANGLADESH: A tense security climate going into 2024

Over the past week, several people were killed in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, in clashes between police and garment workers over pay conditions.  In response to protests, the government enforced a 56% wage increase for industr...

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Travel Medicine
27/08/2023Structural pages

Travel Medicine is the specialisation of medicine dedicated to the protection of health before, during and after travel.  It encompasses all the health information regarding any potential risk travellers are exposed to, based on th...

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27/07/2023Disease sheet

Dengue fever is an ancient disease of viral origin: the first case is mentioned in a Chinese medical encyclopaedia compiled between the 3rd and 5th centuries.  Descriptions of several epidemics emerged in the 17th century, with the first outbr...

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Cameroon: ongoing civil war threatens business activities

Cameroon's ongoing civil war, which started in 2017 over socio-cultural disputes, has been thus far confined to the country’s western regions, however, it has the potential to escalate.  An escalation would alter the operating dynamics and ...

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Protests across Kenya likely to continue
14/07/2023Health alerts

In Kenya, on Friday, 7 July, supporters of the opposition protested in multiple cities, including in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Kisii, to denounce the high cost of living and tax increases.  The protesters lit bonfires and barricaded s...

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Senegal: Authorities use force to suppress intense protests

Over the past two weeks, Senegal has witnessed a series of intense protests that lead to significant loss of life, injuries and arrests.  At least 16 people have been killed, with 350 individuals injured and more than 500 arrested.  Man...

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Tropical vaccinations
02/07/2023Structural pages

When we travel, there is a lot of planning involved: booking the flight, finding a hotel or a house, planning the itinerary, packing bags. . .  All these activities are aimed at guaranteeing the best possible experience, whether it...

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Post-return health assessments
16/06/2023Structural pages

Your journey is over,you are back home with a new set of memories, feeling full of energy and ready to rise to everyday challenges.  You rested and learned new things, so when you return, your suitcase is much fuller than it was...

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International vaccinations

International vaccinations are all those vaccinations that are compulsory and recommended, in order to travel to the tropics (tropical vaccinations), or before a trip to an area with a risk of endemic diseases.

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Traveller's pharmacy
07/12/2022Structural pages

Ready to go? Don't forget to pack your travel medicines In some distant destinations, many drugs are not readily available.  Therefore, before departure it is important to prepare a well...

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Other pre-travel services and covid-19 test
31/10/2022Structural pages

PRE-DEPARTURE SCREENING When preparing to travel it is important to be aware of the potential health issues that you may encounter, as well as of the obligations that you are subject to in order to reach your destination(s).  Of...

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My Ambimed
03/10/2022Structural pages

In the MyAmbimed Reserved Area you can easily access all our services and lots of useful information to travel safely.  In this section, you will be ab...

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Pre-travel medical consultations
13/09/2022Structural pages

@media (min-width:961px) { . pb-youtube-desktop { padding-bottom: 25%; } } In the history of humanity it has never been easier to travel from one side of the world to the other.  Our horizons have ...

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Who we are
19/07/2022Structural pages

We focus on the customer's health, with commitment and passion.  This is our mission. Competence, dynamism, reliability.  These are our values.  We operate in the fields of prevention, protection and safety alongside individuals and comp...

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Diseases and vaccinations
18/07/2022Structural pages

In this section you can consult our sickness fact sheets and vaccine fact sheets, where present, to have all the detailed information that may be useful to you.  Tropical Epidemies Other ...

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24/06/2022Disease sheet

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS) is an infectious disease caused by one of seven subtypes of coronavirus that infect humans.  First detected in 2012 in the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, but present in all regions of the...

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From 2012 to the end of January 2019, 1925 cases of MERS-CoV infection were recorded in Saudi Arabia, including 735 deaths.

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The importance of a personal travel medical kit

The essential personal medical kit for travellers. How to defend yourself against minor health incidents. How to combat traveller's diarrhoea. How to protect your health while travelling.

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Europe and Hepatitis B and C infections

Hepatitis B and C are a public health threat in the EU, with an estimated 4. 7 million people living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and 3. 9 million living with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the EU/EEA countries...

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The ability to listen, the secret of Pre-Travel Counselling

At a time when everyone can say “I looked it up on the Internet”, it is important to reiterate that it is imperative to seek expert advice before travelling outside Italy, especially for tropical destinations.  Everyone has probably hea...

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