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Links to Useful Websites

World Health Organisation (WHO)

  • WHO: WHO's primary role is to direct international health within the United Nations' system and to lead partners in global health responses.

UK Official and other NHS sites

Other Useful Sites and Specialist Associations

  • Age UK:  Useful advice for the elderly traveller.
  • Asthma+Lung UK:  Information for travellers that have severe asthma.
  • Australian Venom Research Unit:  Advice, resources and research on spider, snake and jellyfish envenomation.
  • British Airways Medical Service: Provides advice on fitness to travel and specific contraindications.
  • British Heart Foundation: Information for travellers with people with a heart or circulatory condition.
  • British Mountaineering Council:  Provides information to Doctors/Climbers/Trekkers on climbing at altitude.
  • Coeliac UK:  Advice for travellers with coeliac disease.
  • Crohn's and Colitis UK: Information for people travelling with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.
  • Diabetes UK: Information for travellers with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal:  The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) is a voluntary non-profit organization formed in 1973 with an objective to reduce casualties in the Nepal Himalayas, especially keeping in view the increasing number of Nepalese and foreigners who trek up into the remote wilderness.
  • International LGBTQ+ Travel Association:  LGBTQ+ travel guides.
  • International Society of Travel Medicine:  The ISTM, with more than 4,000 members in 100 countries, is the largest organisation of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the specialty of travel medicine. Members include physicians, nurses and other health professionals from academia, government and the private sector. Services for members include a newsletter, a well established Journal, a conference in alternate years and research awards.
  • International SOS:  A private company offering comprehensive high quality medical services to travellers at many centres around the world.
  • Macmillan Cancer Support: Support for people living with cancer.
  • Marie Stopes UK: Contraception and Sexual Health Advice for Women Travellers. Includes helplines within collaborating countries.
    Mobility International:  Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organisation aiming to rights through international exchange and international development.
  • Parkinson's UK:  Information for travellers with Parkinson's.
  • Scottish Diving Medicine: Official NHS Scotland point of information for the public and other healthcare professionals on Diving Medicine.
  • Wilderness Medicine Society:  An expert organisation with long and varied experience in health issues related to exploration and travelling to remote areas.
  • World Tourism Organisation:  Provides a wide range of articles and statistics on tourism and links to groups concerned with ecotourism.

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