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Travel Doctor Library lists various articles on preparation for travel to various countries and the health risks to be considered when entering certain regions.

To Mask up or Not to Mask up?

To Mask up or Not to Mask up?

In response to the following Business Day Article   Dear Yvonne Sitting on a jampacked (no space for a hyphen) Airlink flight. Aisle seat with Father and 18 month old squashed in between me and the Karoo.  Sweet... Just read your final article.  Eish, that De...

Easter break safety tips for travellers

Easter break safety tips for travellers

Don’t let the excitement of heading off for an Easter break stop you from taking precautions to stay safe on the road and at your destination. Plan your trip: If you’ll be staying at new places, research them online – read traveller reviews about the safest...

Airlines take cleanliness to new  heights

Airlines take cleanliness to new heights

Johannesburg-based travel doctor advises his patients not to put off any plans to fly. After all, says Dr Albie de Frey, CEO of Travel Doctor Corporate, planes have long been safer and more hygienic than most other kinds of travel, from cruise liners to taxis and trains.

World Malaria Day 2017

Malaria Prevention: Let's close the gap on World Malaria Day 2017 (http://www.who.int/campaigns/malaria-day/2017/en/) The World Health Organisation  is calling on closing the gap in malaria prevention on World Malaria Day 25 April 2017. Although new malaria cases fell...


The theme for diabetes awareness month and World Diabetes Day 2019 is Family and Diabetes.

Families are urged to learn more about the warning signs of diabetes and find out their risk of type 2 diabetes. Research conducted by IDF in 2018 discovered that parents would struggle to spot this serious life-long condition in their own children. Despite the majority of people surveyed having a family member with diabetes, an alarming four-in-five parents would have trouble recognising the warning signs. One-in-three wouldn’t spot them at all.

The findings underline the need for education and awareness to help people spot the diabetes warning signs early.