By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: You had information on a health organization you could join. I joined years ago and will be taking an international flight in the next few months. Could you kindly send me the details?

A: International Association For Medical Assistance To Travellers (IAMAT), a worldwide network of physicians assisting travellers includes licenced English-speaking physicians in approximately 500 cities in 120 countries. According to the organization, clinics are continuously inspected for excellent medical care.

The non-profit association has free membership however donations are accepted. Members receive a pocket-sized directory of physicians, an IAMAT membership card, Traveller Clinical Record form and IAMAT charts such as on world immunization, malaria and schistosomiasis among others.

For more information, IAMAT can be contacted online at or or call 519 836 0102


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