Any risk for medical volunteers in Africa?

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Is there any risk of contracting HIV, Yellow Fever or Malaria?

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  1. If you are travelling to an area of Africa for which vaccinations or anti-malarial mediation is required we will notify you of this well in advance. A yellow fever certificate is required for certain areas. Please consult your nearest GP or travel clinic for more info.
    We exercise caution and medical safety on our projects and we advise volunteers to take all precautions necessary to ensure they don’t get sick.
    This includes frequent hand washing, applying mosquito-repellent, and being careful about what you eat and drink.
    We recommend that volunteers travel with:

    • Paracetamol/Ibuprofen (also known as Tylenol/Advil)
    • Hand sanitizers (a few small ones, keep one in your day pack, for example)
    • Topical antihistamine
    • Tummy tablets (such as: anti-diarrhoea, anti-nausea) Tip: If you bring medication in your carry-on make sure it’s in its original packaging.
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