Some basic health care recommendations for travelling to ANY third world country.
1. See your doctor 4-8 weeks before departure and seek professional medical advice.
2. Pack your own basic first aid kit
3. Take all your own medications as they may not be available overseas.
4. Take out adequate medical insurance for travelling overseas.
5. Malaria: Prophylaxis with Lariam (mefloquine), Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil), or doxycycline is recommended for all third world countries below 1800 m (5906 ft).
6. Vaccinations: Hepatitis A – recommended for all travellers
7. Typhoid: Recommended for all travellers
8. Hepatitis B – Recommended for all travellers
9. Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)- Two doses recommended for all travellers born after 1956, if not previously given
10.Tetanus-diphtheria – Revaccination recommended every 10 years