What to Bring
* Copy of Passport. - With 2 extra 2x2 Photos
* Travel Medical insurance
* Antibiotics and all personal medications
* Hand sanitizer
* Calling Cards - (make sure they will work in the country your going.)
* Baby Oil - keeps insects away
* Vitamin C and Citronella oil also keep away insects
* Electrolyte mixes that can be added to bottled water
* Teatree Oil - natural antimicrobial and keeps insects away.
* Laundry Soap & Toilet Paper
* Power Bars/ Meal Bars
* Silverware/ Knife - (Highly recommend a Hobo Tool)
* Calamine or Hydrocortisone Cream
* Small Gifts for patients/children (i.e. crayons, paper, markers)
* DEET and Permethrin can both be used to keep away insects but the benefits and risks have to be weighted. They do work but both are known to be carcinogens and cause tumors in lab animals.
* Light rain gear
Depending on Area
* Camp stove if needed, Keep in mind canisters have to be bought in country.
* Blood Pressure cuff (pediatric and adult)
* Tropical Medicine Reference
* Drug book
* Pill splitter/crusher
* Hydrogen peroxide and Alcohol swabs
* Ophthalmoscope & Otoscope
* Sharps Container
Medical equipment is generally supplied but always double check. It is always good to bring your own if you already have it. Having familiar equipment with you in foreign conditions will really aid your practice.