- Which kind of vaccinations do I need?
We can send you a list of the needed vaccinations. You must also contact you own doctor and follow the advice you are given. It is a good idea to take most of the vaccinations before arriving at the College - it will probably be cheaper for you
- What happens if I have an accident and need a blood transfusion in Africa or India?
In case of an emergency the project will immediately be in contact with local doctors and the international SOS. They will ensure that you get good and professional treatment.
- Who takes care of health insurance?
During the parts of the programme based here in Europe, we advise you to provide your own health insurance. But while a resident here at the college you will also be covered by the English NHS health care system, which means that you can see the doctor or be treated at the hospital without any charge. However you will need to pay for all medication as well as all dental treatment – these are not covered by NHS.
In Africa or India you will be covered by a health insurance arranged and paid by the organization. This is a very good insurance that in case of a more serious problem also covers that you can get to the hospital that can give the best treatment, also if it is in another country - including possibly your home country.
The health insurance is included in the travel expenses and will be arranged shortly before your departure.
- Do I have to take malaria tablets - I am worried about the side effects?
Yes, you do. Some people do get side effects from certain kinds of malaria tablets. You will get advice on this during the training and should also get it from your own doctor. Mild side effects are, in any case, much less uncomfortable and dangerous than getting malaria.
- What happens if I get Malaria?
You can always get to a doctor while at the project. You will learn about how you avoid getting malaria during the preparation period. You should follow the doctor’s advice and will receive the treatment