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Dr Elaine Jong IAMAT

Making a difference in the lives of travellers

This week, we’re sharing a letter to our members from Dr. Elaine Jong. Dr. Jong is Chair of IAMAT’s International Medical Advisory Board and Clinical Professor (Emeritus) of Medicine at the University of Washington. This article is part of our 55th Anniversary blog series. To learn more, visit our 55th Anniversary page. When IAMAT was established in 1960, travellers did not have timely information on health conditions at their destination: There was no country-by-country advice on food and water safety, climate and environmental conditions, infectious diseases like malaria, or even vaccine recommendations. The health of travellers was not a priority for the medical community, but IAMAT changed all that and became a pioneer in the field of travel health. ...

More IAMAT doctors ready to help travellers

We are very pleased to welcome physicians from the following countries to the IAMAT family. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Kingston, Jamaica Nairobi, Kenya Pokhara, Nepal Singapore Barcelona and Zaragoza, Spain We’re continuously adding more trusted medical and mental health practitioners to our network. The image above shows the location of IAMAT affiliated clinics around the world. These English-speaking doctors are vetted by us and are ready to help IAMAT members. See why travellers choose the IAMAT medical system. To access the listings online login with your member and postal code. You can also contact us to get a copy of our Medical Directory.

8 Things about Dr. Fredrick Kinama

Meet Fredrick Kinama of Nairobi, Kenya, our latest travel medicine scholar. Dr. Kinama received the inaugural 2014 IAMAT Violet Williams Travel Medicine Scholarship to attend a travel medicine certification course sponsored by the South African Society of Travel Medicine in May. Here are 8 interesting facts about Dr. Kinama and what he learned during his training in Johannesburg. Is 32 years old. Speaks English and Swahili, and is well versed in Taita, a Bantu language spoken in the Taita Hills on the south eastern border with Tanzania. Graduated from the University of Nairobi Medical School in 2008 and is certified in health management systems. Among his previous positions, he worked in El Wak on the border with Somalia providing ...

Why IAMAT Doctors Abroad Are Different

We are very pleased to include more doctors providing trusted medical care abroad to serve you better. IAMAT members now have new or additional coverage in the following cities: Antigua, Guatemala Athens, Greece Berlin, Germany Cuernavaca, Mexico Danang, Vietnam Derrygonnelly, N. Ireland Edmonton and Ottawa, Canada Iquitos, Peru Kandy, Sri Lanka Kathmandu, Nepal Kriel, South Africa Ludhiana, India Millsboro (DE) and Aptos (CA), USA Moscow, Russia Here are just a few reasons why our affiliated doctors and mental health practitioners are different: They speak English fluently. You won’t have to go through a medical translator to communicate your health concerns. They are vetted by our organization and clinics are inspected to ensure they meet international health standards. They volunteer ...

Ten Reasons Why Travellers Trust Our Doctors

IAMAT members trust our doctors because they know our practitioners have been chosen for their professional medical skills and English language proficiency. We have more than 50 years of experience in vetting and inspecting IAMAT affiliated clinics to ensure the highest standard of care for our members. Just in time for summer travel, we are very pleased to welcome the newest IAMAT doctors who are committed to helping travellers. Burkina Faso – Ouagadougou China – Haikou, Tai’an, Jining, Nantong, and Rizhao Democratic Republic of the Congo – Kinshasa Gambia – Banjul Germany – Rheinfelden Honduras – Tegucigalpa Indonesia – Tangerang Laos – Vientiane Peru – Cusco and Arequipa San Marino South Africa – Kriel U.S.A. – Fort Lauderdale (FL), Pensacola (FL), Bonita Springs FL), Flagstaff (AZ), and Huntsville (AL) ...

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More IAMAT Doctors To Help You

Our Medical Directory is growing! We’re very pleased to welcome two new doctors to our international network. IAMAT Members now have access to a mental health professional in Caracas, Venezuela and a general practitioner in Port Perry, Canada. To see our two recent additions, go to: Medical Directory. One of our main functions is to find highly qualified doctors committed to helping you in case you get sick abroad. We constantly update our Medical Directory with new information and publish a hard copy edition annually. IAMAT regularly inspects and reviews affiliated clinics based on international health standards. Our physicians and mental health practitioners volunteer to be part of IAMAT; they do not pay a membership fee to join, allowing ...

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More Medical Coverage for IAMAT Members

We’ve just updated our 2011 Medical Directory and are very pleased to welcome our new affiliated doctors and clinics to our network. They have excellent qualifications, speak English fluently, and are committed to treating sick travellers. IAMAT Members now have access to medical care in Damascus, Syria. We’ve also added new medical contacts in the following countries: Santiago, Chile Mohali, India Cusco and Arequipa, Peru Cape Town, South Africa Dar es Salaam, Tanzania New York City, USA (two clinics) Istanbul, Turkey (dentist) The IAMAT consultation fees remain the same for 2011. Regular office / Clinic calls = US$100 House / Hotel calls = US$150 Night calls (from 9:00pm to 9:00am) = US$170 Sundays and local holidays = US$170 * ...

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More Coverage for IAMAT Members

We have just added 3 new clinics to our Medical Directory. We are very pleased to welcome into our network the following doctors who are committed to helping travellers. Ankara, Turkey (2 locations): Bayindir Hospital Kavaklidere and Bayindir Hospital Sogutozu (Prof. Levent Doganci, MD) Oslo, Norway: Reiseklinikken – Oslo Travel Clinic (Dr. Gunnar Hasle, MD, CTH) Sippy Downs, Australia: TCA / Travel Clinics Australia (Sandra Peters, BChB, CTH) Keep checking our Blog for new additions to our Medical Directory before your trip. Our online version is always being updated with new additions and contact information changes.

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New IAMAT Medical Centres

We are very pleased to welcome 3 new medical clinics to our network. Travellers to Lima, Québec City and Washington, DC will get quality medical care from the following IAMAT affiliated doctors: Kenneth H. Chase, MD of Washington Occupational Health Associates in Washington, DC. Christian Fortin, MD, MPH of Santé Millénia in Québec City. Hugo Siu, MD of Clinica Anglo Americana in Lima. Keep checking our Blog for new additions to our Medical Directory before your trip. Our online version is always being updated with new additions and contact information changes. IAMAT Staff