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Travel Clinic

Research Unit

Lifecycle:1 Jan 1990 →  Today
Organisation profile:

The renewed Department of Clinical Sciences concentrates on patient based research, training and services in developing countries, with emphasis on tropical and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS. The department also runs the Medical Services of the ITM, a national reference center for tropical, infectious and imported diseases and HIV/AIDS.

The travel clinic provides travel advice to tourists, business travelers and migrants, on site, by telephone and online. It also offers all the required vaccinations. The travel information line handles in excess of 10,000 calls a year and the travel website www.travelhealth.be receives some 300,000 visitors annually.

The travel clinic provides over 30,000 consultations a year. Physicians can call the clinic 24/7 for advice on a patient with a potential import illness.