This site provides information on the health risks for travel in South Africa. Additionally it provides appropriate advice, information on mass gatherings, travel advisories and disease outbreaks. The information is updated on a regular basis.
SaNTHNet is not intended to provide a personal risk assessment for the individual traveller, for such advice, travellers are encouraged to seek professional advice from a travel medicine provider.
The South African National Department of Health
The Department of Health is the executive department of the South African government which is assigned to health matters.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases
The NICD is a major global player in infectious disease intelligence. The NICD is a resource of knowledge and expertise in regionally relevant communicable diseases to the South African Government, to SADC countries and the African continent. The NICD assists in the planning of policies and programmes and supports appropriate responses to communicable disease problems and issues.
The South African Society of Travel Medicine
SASTM’s Mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, liaise with the travel industry, consult with relevant authorities, advise the public and collaborate nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to Travel Medicine.