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Medical treatment is unfortunately not always available to all four corners of the world. However there are organisations such as ‘Doctors Without Borders’ who are working hard to see that injustice undone. There are also individuals who are now looking to bring their talents to the needy without thought of any sort of reimbursement; however we’re sure they can expect a lot of gratitude. The act is called medical tourism and is defined by two practices; one where an individual goes overseas to seek private medical treatment from a country reputed to be proficient at it or where an individual travels overseas to provide medical treatment or help to locals who need it. The lack of decent medical transport and proper medical infrastructure in third world countries are usually what motivate an individual to offer their services overseas while overpriced medical treatment in the UK is what would motivate someone to go overseas for their own private treatments. As an industry, over 50 countries recognise medical tourism while accreditation widely varies from country to country; the term was first coined by the mass media and travel agents.
The festive season is upon us, and that means families everywhere will be travelling by plane, car or even ship to exciting holiday destinations. Whether you thoroughly enjoy travelling, or feel seasick just looking at a sea freight Cape Town, following certain travel health guidelines will ensure that you and your family have an easy journey and can enjoy a happy, healthy holiday.
Below are some top travel health tips for a great getaway: