Our mission is to provide impartial information to travellers on vaccinations, health risks, and food and water safety advice for all countries. To help you stay healthy abroad, we coordinate an international network of qualified doctors and mental health practitioners committed to providing the highest standards of medical care to travellers. IAMAT also awards scholarships to doctors and nurses from low income countries to study, research, and train in travel medicine.
Our goal is to help travellers make informed choices about their health and to reduce the incidences of illnesses, injuries, and hospitalization abroad.
Our vision is to live in a world where cultural understanding can be attained through international travel. The friendships gained while travelling often bring about a sense of solidarity and evoke a spirit of cooperation. Our motto Ut Unum Sint - 'Let All Be One' in Latin - expresses the dream of working together for the common good.
Our focus is on prevention. We believe in being well informed about potential health risks during travel. We also believe that trusted and affordable medical assistance should be accessible to all travellers.
IAMAT’s work relies on donations. This allows us to provide impartial information and recruit qualified healthcare practitioners around the world without compromising medical ethics.
Travel Health Education - To help you make informed choices about your travel health, we provide detailed and up-to-date information for all countries. Our advice on health risks, prevention mechanisms, and detailed geographic distribution of infections make us a one-stop source for trip planning.
IAMAT's information is aggregated from our local medical and public health collaborators around the world, the latest developments in travel medicine research, and active participation in travel health networks. Other sources include the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the International Society for Infectious Diseases' ProMED-mail service, and peer reviewed articles in medical and scientific journals.
Medical Directory - Our popular list of participating clinics and doctors around the world is revised regularly and more cities and countries are continuously added. The listing also includes a section for IAMAT affiliated mental health practitioners.
Our providers speak English fluently and adhere to international health standards. IAMAT physicians and mental health practitioners volunteer to be part of our international network; they do not pay a membership fee to be listed in our Medical Directory, allowing us to maintain strict ethical standards.
International Travel Medicine Education Program - To advance travel medicine practice and research, we provide training and collaborative opportunities to doctors and nurses from low income countries. Our program has three components: Visiting Scholars Fund, Travel Medicine Certification Grants, and Lectureship Grants. All the proceeds from your purchase of our Guide to Healthy Travel are earmarked for this program.
>> IAMAT 2011 Annual Report
The Foundation for the Support of International Medical Training (FSIMT), the entity governing IAMAT, owns a 105-acre property in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. In May 2011, the Foundation entered into a lease arrangement with Hall's Pond Solar Co-operative for the purpose of developing a solar photovoltaic park.
The Foundation's Board of Directors believes that the solar park lease is an excellent opportunity for IAMAT to advance its mission and grow its endowment fund for doctors and nurses from low income countries to study and train in travel medicine. The solar park also honours IAMAT's Founder, the late Dr. Vincenzo Marcolongo's fondness for the property and his desire to protect its unique ecological and heritage features.
The planned 7.5 megawatt ground-mounted installation will be located on part of the Foundation's urban reserve lands. It will be the largest urban community financed solar project in the province of Ontario and an important contribution to the City of Guelph's Community Energy Initiative.
We recognize the invaluable work of Bruce Bocking, Mike Fortin, Jaya James, Stan Kozak, Dan Pestill, and Jeremy Shute for their expertise and advice to the Foundation.
>> Hall's Pond Solar Co-operative
May 31, 2013
Booked your eco-adventure trip, check.
April 25, 2013
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March 28, 2013
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