Preparing before you go
National Center for Infectious Diseases
Likely you are aware of the myriad of resources from the CDC concerning traveler’s health: http://www.cdc.gov/travel/.
An excellent example of a prepatory list of questions and resources when considering going abroad, written by a resident from UCSF and posted on their pediatric residency site.
This website suggested by Nancy Curtis MD, Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland. She writes, “It has good information about conditions in other countries, but additionally, it has ‘social’ information about problems related to scams in the airports, etc. that are common to that country.” This is an alternative to the CDC website, www.cdc.gov, with some of the same info, with a cultural slant.
For a source of inexpensive drugs to take with you on that unexpected overseas trip see Map Packs (prepackaged essential drug kits at low cost). And for one of the most underrated and most welcome organizations, one that supplies low-cost healthcare, training and teaching materials, see http://www.talcuk.org