As a traveller you may come into contact with pathogens and parasites that you may have no natural resistance to . Normally the worst that can happen is an upset stomach, but if travelling to a high risk area for an illness that is easily contractible, having a screening or check up by a travel medicine specialists is always a good idea. If you are feeling unwell, please contact us. It may well be nothing, but what is a minor illness for a healthy local population may well be more serious for someone with a limited resistance.
Our experienced medical staff can advise you on all aspects of travel medicine. Whether you are already midway through your travels or embarking onto another destination we can help and advise you. We stock a full range of travel vaccinations including: Rabies, Yellow Fever, Hep A, Hep B, Meningitis, Typhoid, Cholera, Tetanus, Polio, Diphtheria.
Uganda is a Malaria endemic country, therefore we strongly advise the use of Malaria prophylaxis. Malaria prophylaxis are not dangerous. By not taking properly prescribed prophylaxis, the risk of Malaria is extremely high, and the disease can be fatal. Our doctors can advise on the best prophylaxis as recommendations differ from person to person.
We offer complete screening for men and women. Regular sexual screening is advised for everyone who is sexually active. We strongly recommend HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD) testing before any type of sexual contact. We have a 24 hour testing service and offer post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) should this be necessary. PEP and emergency contraception can only be given within 72 hours after exposure. The best advice for protection against STD’s and HIV is to always use a condom.