Vademecum

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Contents

  1. Before departure

    1. Preliminary medical examination

    2. A check on vaccinations

    3. Gear

  2. During your stay in the tropics

    1. Life - style

    2. Diet

    3. If you get diarrhoea

      1. Contamination

      2. Symptoms

      3. Fluid, Diet &Treatment

    4. Personal hygiene

    5. Protection against insects

    6. Malaria prophylaxis

      1. What is malaria?

      2. How do people get malaria?

      3. What do you always have to bear in mind?

      4. How you prevent malaria?

      5. Clinical features of malaria

      6. How to recognise malaria

      7. Box 1: Protection from mosquito bites - the bed net

      8. Box 2: Protection from mosquito bites – chemical repellents

        1. Protection from mosquito bites - mosquito coils

        2. Protection from mosquito bites - insecticides

      9. Box 3: Chemo prophylaxis for adults

    7. Prevention of schistosomiasis (bilharziosis)

    8. What you should know about AIDS

      1. What do HIV and AIDS mean?

      2. How is HIV transmitted?

      3. How is HIV not spread?

      4. How can you protect yourself?

    9. Cholera

      1. What is cholera?

      2. Common sources of infection

      3. Symptoms

      4. What should I do if I think I might have cholera?

      5. Treatment of cholera

      6. Where are outbreaks of cholera commonly found?

      7. Are vaccinations against cholera effective?

      8. What can I do to avoid cholera?

    10. Women adaptation in the tropical environment

      1. Some precautions

      2. Oral contraception

      3. Pregnancy

      4. Oestrogen supplementation in postmenopausal women

    11. K. Heat-Related Illness & Prevention Guidelines

      1. Heat exhaustion

      2. Heatstroke

      3. Prevention

    12. "Sun Poisoning"

      1. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR)

      2. Erythema

      3. Sun screening agents

    13. Basic Medical Kit for Personal Use

  3. Coming back from the tropics

In the Folder

  1. Annex 1: Guidelines for expatriate staff

    1. Immigration documents

    2. Exchange rate & other information

    3. Climatological normals

    4. Connections

    5. Time zone

    6. Geographical data

    7. Cartography

    8. Broadcasting frequencies

    9. Country profile

    10. List of passengers

    11. Aircraft schedule

    12. Agenda

  2. Annex 2: For Medical use only

    1. Chemotherapy of Chloroquine resistant P. Falciparum malaria strains.

    2. Disease control & prevention coming back from the tropics.