International Assoc for Medical Assistance to Travellers

Hugh W Jarvis (hjarvis@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Wed, 5 Apr 1995 03:10:02 -0400

Recently realised this non profit group is not as well know as they
deserve. What with the seasons changing around to summer, and
people making travel plans, you might be interested to hear about
the existence of the International Association for Medical
Assistance to Travellers. They provide for free a booklet of
medical contacts. For most countries there is at least one doctor
who has agreed to provide a low-priced consultation, in English, and
who can be reached by phone 24 hours a day. These practitioners
are also familiar with the normal health of Westerners, particularly
Caucasians (who are allergic to some regional medicines).

Their address in the US is:

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers
417 Center Street, Lewiston, NY, 14092-3633 716-754-4883

They will ask you eventually for a small donation, but there is no
obligation and no hard sell. In addition to the booklet of contacts,
they willalso send you very helpful pamphlets listing the various
medical dangers to be expected in different countries and how to
prepare for them (the usual malaria, yellowfever, plague...).

Very nice people. I recommend that anyone who is thinking of going
travelling contact them.. Tell them where you plan to go so they
can immediately send the info.

WEDA Maintainer, JWA Editor, Anthro-l Owner &
Wings Information Provider Consultant!
Anthropology, 380 MFAC, SUNY at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14261-0005 716-838-3490 (res)