As 2011 comes to a close, we would like to sincerely thank all our members for helping us continue to advocate for travellers’ health. We could not have done it without you!
When IAMAT was created in 1960 by the late Dr. Vincenzo Marcolongo, the health of travellers was not at the forefront of the medical establishment. The incident that inspired his life’s work – being called to treat a sick Canadian traveller in Rome – prompted him to create our non-profit organization to fill a growing need in an era of increasing travel.
Travel health is now an important aspect of international travel and we are proud of our achievements in the field. Thanks to the generous support of our members, we can continue our health promotion programs to reach more travellers, expand our medical services, and train more health practitioners from developing countries in travel medicine.
Thank you to all our members, including our 2011 donors who participated in our World Traveller Circle.
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2012 from all of us at IAMAT!