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Travel Health Journal

IAMAT - The International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers

Thanks for Making International Travel Healthier!

It’s that time of the year when we take stock of the past year and look forward to new projects and goals for 2013.

This year, we’re looking forward to providing more travel health products to help you plan a healthy trip. We’re making changes to our website which will feature an online library of updated articles compiled from our Travel Health Blog. We’ll also be adding a section where you can ask us your travel health related questions. Our Travel Health Planner will be smarter and existing mobile features will also be improved.

We’re very pleased to provide the Guide to Healthy Travel in hard copy. It’s currently only available in PDF, but will be available in print in March and will also be sold in select travel health clinics across Canada and the USA. There’s so much health information out there that we designed this compact little guide to make it easier for travellers to get trusted advice in one place. This handy passport-sized booklet is packed with tips on how to prevent and treat common travel related illnesses. It also lists all the items you need to pack in your travel medicine kit and information on prescription and over-the-counter medications that you may need during your trip.

Look out too, for comprehensive advice on travel health insurance. We are very excited about this project and based on our member survey from last year, 55% of you are looking for more information on how to navigate the field of travel medical insurance.

We could not do this without the generous support from our members, donors, and supporters who give their money, time, and in-kind contributions to achieve our goal of making international travel healthier. A huge thanks and appreciation go to In-Flight Insider, Travelscope, Vaccines411.ca. We invite you to support their services!

In-Flight insider is a website that provides travelers with the latest luxury trends, and essential insider tips on travel preparation, health and safety, style, products, services, and the best discoveries ? all designed to upgrade their flying and travel experience.

Travelscope, hosted by Joseph Rosendo, takes viewers on cultural adventures around the globe. Travelscope demonstrates the truth in Mark Twain’s quote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” Emmy-winning and hugely popular, you can join Joseph on his world-wide adventures on your local PBS station.

Vaccines411.ca is an online vaccination clinic locator which also includes reliable immunization resources for Canadians to easily find the vaccination resources they need.