Welcome to the South African National Travel Health Network (SaNTHNet)

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.

Our partners

SaNTHNet is a public access website dedicated to travel health provided by the DoH, NICD and SASTM

Department of Health South Africa

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.

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

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.

South African Society of Travel Medicine

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.

 

About SaNTHNet

  

The South African National Travel Health Network (SaNTHNet) was formed by the Department of Health (DoH), the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and the South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM).

The Network will focus primarily on communicable diseases in compliance with the International Health Regulations and will provide an authoritative platform for the following functions and activities:

  1. The development of guidelines for the prevention and treatment of travel -related diseases
  2. To develop consistent and authoritative national guidance on general health matters for health professionals advising the public travelling locally and abroad, and to disseminate this information widely.
  3. The provision of relevant travel information for South African and international travellers with destinations in South Africa and abroad.
  4. Act as a resource for travel-related health problems
  5. Gather the necessary data as stipulated in the Yellow Fever regulations
  6. Provide input and submit expert information to the Department of Health regarding the Yellow Fever regulations
  7. Provide the necessary information to professionals dealing with travellers to ensure appropriate investigation and treatment when requested.
  8. Provide surveillance for selected travel-related diseases and imported infections e.g. Dengue fever.
  9. To define short-term and long-term research priorities in relation to the above
  10. Act as a  WHO collaborative centre for Mass Gatherings

 

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