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Call Your Closest Clinic, Australia-Wide

Are you contemplating a trip to Nepal?

Namaste! Are you contemplating a trip to Nepal? I travelled there recently with my husband and 2 teen daughters (in December), to trek up to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), and we have fallen in love with the place! Having previously enjoyed family multi-day hiking trips in New Zealand and Tasmania, we decided trekking in Nepal […]

The Australian Quarantine Experience – Doctors perspective

Dr Jo-Anne Grey MBBS FRACGP MPH DTMH CTH® TMA member based in Melbourne Since the bottom fell out of international travel with the global spread of the SARS-CoV2 and the subsequent declaration of the pandemic by the WHO, my life as a day-to-day travel medicine practitioner has changed dramatically.  As part of the Victorian Department […]

Solomon Islands – Student Medical Placement

Dr Jo Grey TMA Brisbane Earlier this year, I accepted an invitation to spend two weeks on Guadalcanal Island, part of the Solomon Islands group supervising medical students from Bond University on an elective placement.  The students were seeking a doctor to accompany them who would be happy to work alongside and supervise them in […]

Working with Symbiosis in Bangladesh

Lipi’s Story The noises of the slum continue well into the wee hours of the morning. As Lipi and her husband stepped gingerly yet resolutely across the moonlit dry river bed, the muffled sound came again. Now they were closer to the source. Somehow the stillness of the night brought a clarity that added to […]

Uganda

Dr Lisa Chapman, Stafford Known also as The Pearl of Africa, it is a country of spectacular natural beauty. Not only does it have the largest lake in Africa (Lake Victoria), the world’s longest river (Nile River), the tallest mountain range in Africa (Rwenzori Mountains), and one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls (Murchison Falls). […]

Chopsticks Lanterns and the Great Wall

Dr Lisa Chapman, Stafford Dragons, firecrackers, red lanterns, awe-inspiring ancient structures, impressive modern architecture, advanced technology, bamboo scaffolding, tradition, friendly locals, orphanages, multitudes of silent electric scooters, loud market place haggling, cups of tea, fiery chilli and bottomless bowls of rice. Eclectic images greeted my family as we journeyed in China for a month.

Are you involved in sending staff overseas for work?

Travelling Staff – Employer Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities A poll at a recent webinar of over 100 members of the Chamber of Commerce revealed most business did not have a current Travel Health policy. Very few systems were in place to protect either the travelling staff, or those who are sending them overseas. This is […]

Mosquito Avoidance

Dr Deb Mills Moisture, warmth, carbon dioxide and odour all attract ‘mozzies’, and some unlucky people seem to be genetically more delicious to mosquitoes. Cover up – long sleeved, light coloured clothes Try and avoid being outside when they are biting. If you are outside between dusk and dawn, wear treated, long sleeved shirts, long […]

Splitting tablets?

Dr Deb – TMA member in Brisbane   A recent study looking at the accuracy of tablet splitting, found large variations in dose in some of the splits. Some tablets are easier to split than others, and some drugs are more dangerous than others if you get the dose slightly wrong. The major finding of […]

Wife White Knuckles – Hurning to Brisbane – in 5 hour hops

Julie Wright, Admin Staff, TMA Member Brisbane After 10 years of dreaming, and 8 months of planning, my husband and I embarked on the adventure of a lifetime in August of 2006. (Six weeks prior to departing Brisbane, we of course consulted with Dr Deb Mills to ensure our health was optimal! ) We shared […]