Manor Medical Centre, 189 Kelvin Drive, Morningside Manor, Sandton. Contact Sr Carol on 011 797 6901 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Manor Medical Travel & Immunisation Clinic is part of a sophisticated multi-disciplinary medical centre. Established in 1998, the travel clinic is situated at The Manor Medical Centre in Morningside Manor, Sandton. Sister Carol Van Niekerk has specialised in travel medicine for 17 years and is able to assist with malaria medication and travel vaccines.
The clinic is fully accredited for all vaccines required by the Department of Health, has a dispensing licence and is a registered member of The South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM).
The clinic specialises in providing preventive medical care together with up-to-date destination specific medical information. We pride ourselves on providing high quality and affordable health care and advice. Our highly skilled and experienced clinic staff offer their own unique brand of quality care.
Monday to Thursday: 6:00am – 3:00pm
Friday: 6:00am – 2:00pm
The modern traveller faces numerous PREVENTABLE medical threats whilst away from home. Manor Medical Travel & Immunisation Clinic specialises in the provision of all travel related medical advice and care for both holiday makers and corporate travellers. The clinic services are available either at the clinic or in the comfort of your offices by special arrangement.
- Travel Health advisory services
- Pre-Travel health assessments
- Vaccinations & Inoculations
- Yellow Fever certificates
- Advice regarding the prevention of malaria & provision of malaria prophylaxis
Mobile Clinic Services.
We come to you!
Designed especially with the busy corporate traveller in mind – Manor Medical Travel & Immunization Clinic is available as a mobile service.
For your convenience, we are able to offer a full range of travel clinic services within the comfort of your offices.
This service is available Monday to Friday by special arrangement.
Contact Sr Carol on 011 797 6901 or email@example.com
What is Malaria
Malaria is a potentially fatal illness of tropical and subtropical regions. The disease is caused by a parasite which is transmitted to humans bitten by infected mosquitoes. The disease is widespread in Africa, and over one million people die of malaria every year on the continent, mostly children under the age of five.
Which areas harbour Malaria
Within South Africa the disease is encountered mainly in areas of Mpumalanga, Northern KwaZulu-Natal and the Limpopo Province. Looking at South Africa’s neighbours, malaria is also considered to be a threat to travellers visiting the lower lying areas such as Swaziland, while it is encountered throughout Mozambique and Zimbabwe and much of Botswana. Northern Namibia is also a malaria area.
Within South Africa’s boarders, malaria transmission is at its highest during warmer and wetter months from September to May. The rest of the year is considered to be low risk, but low risk does not mean that there is no risk!
How to avoid Malaria
Prevention of malaria relies upon adopting personal protection measures designed to reduce the chances of attracting a mosquito bite, and the use of appropriate malaria medication. Both personal protection methods and anti-malaria medications are important, and neither should be neglected at the expense of the other.
Personal protection measures
Personal protection measures against mosquito bites include:
- If possible, avoid being outdoors from dusk until dawn, when malaria carrying mosquitoes are likely to bite.
- Wearing light coloured, long sleeved clothing to conceal as much of the body as practical, especially from dusk until dawn.
- Sleeping under insecticide impregnated mosquito nets.
- The use of appropriate insect repellent containing di-ethyl toluamide (also know as DEET) which should be reapplied every 5 hours.
- Permethrin fabric spray that is applied directly to clothing or fabrics. This lasts for 30 washes or 3 months.
- The spraying of sleeping quarters at night with a pyrethoid containing insecticide.
- The burning of an insecticide coil or the use of electronic vaporizing mats.
- The use of ceiling fans or air conditioners in sleeping areas.
- Citronella oil based repellents should not be used due to their short duration of action (20 minutes).
- Repellent-impregnated wristbands offer no protection.