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  • Accessing healthcare

    Nobody wants to get ill while they are away from home, but if the worst happens, make sure you can access the best healthcare possible

  • Accidents at home, leisure and work

    Avoid accidents wherever possible by minimising dangers in the workplace and at home and not taking unnecessary risks

  • African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping sickness)

    See 'Sleeping Sickness'

  • Alcohol - Use & Misuse

    You may find alcohol can help you relax or feel more confident, but high alcohol consumption can put you and others around you in danger

  • Alcohol on International Placement

    If you have a drinking problem you should aim to control your drinking or avoid alcohol while working in the field

  • Alcoholism or Alcohol dependence

    Seek professional help if you think you are becoming dependent on alcohol to avoid long term psychological and physical problems

  • Allergies and anaphylactic reactions

    It may be harder to manage or deal with severe allergies while away from home so it is important to be fully prepared and investigate the location of reliable medical facilities

  • Altitude sickness

    Altitude sickness can affect anyone and can lead to breathlessness, exhaustion and nausea. Try to avoid rapid ascent once above 2,500m and allow time to acclimatise as you climb

  • Anaemia

    Anaemia describes a reduced ability for your red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body

  • Antimalarials

    The recommended antimalarial for your trip will depend on your health, your destination and any other medication you will be taking

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