Manor Medical Centre, 189 Kelvin Drive, Morningside Manor, Sandton. Contact Sr Carol on 011 797 6901 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mefloquine is taken once a week. This should be commenced at least one week before entering the malaria, weekly while in the malaria area and continued for four weeks after leaving the malaria area. Mefloquine is best taken after a meal and with liquids. Mefloquine is not suited for persons with epilepsy, certain heart problems and depression.
Doxycycline is taken once a day, starting two days before entering a malaria area, daily while in the malaria area and for four weeks after leaving the malaria area. The drug should be taken after a meal, and washed down with plenty of fluids. It should be avoided in pregnancy and children under the age of 8.
Atovaquone-proguanil is taken once a day, starting one to two days before entering a malaria area, daily while in the malaria area and for seven days after leaving the malaria area.
- No method of malaria prevention is one hundred per cent effective, and there is a small chance of contracting malaria despite the taking of anti-malaria medication and the adoption of personal protection methods. This does not mean that malaria medication and personal protection measures should be neglected, as they greatly reduce your risk of getting malaria.
- Any traveller developing possible symptoms of malaria should seek medical advice despite having taken the prescribed precautions.
Why is Malaria Dangerous
Most of the malaria found within South Africa is caused by Plasmodium falciparum. It is potentially the most dangerous type of malaria, and can prove rapidly fatal.
Symptoms may develop as soon as seven days after entering a malaria area and as long as six months after leaving a malaria area. Symptoms of malaria can be mild in the initial stages, resembling influenza.
In a recent study on Medical Malaria Emergency Evacuations by Air Ambulance out of the rest of Africa to our shores only 2% of the victims where taking any prophylaxis.