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  • Who can join the Federation?
    Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals interested in travel medicine can join the Federation under an existing travel medicine Group or Society, or as an Individual Member if there is not a recognized travel medicine association in your country. Members need to be accredited by their professional body.
  • What is the membership fee?
    400 ZAR / per person / year. If you belong to a travel medicine Society, your organization will levy this fee on behalf of the Federation and there is no additional cost to you. If you are an Indvidual Member (in a country that does not have a recognized travel medicine association) or you are a member of a travel medicine Group, you will pay this fee directly to the Federation.
  • Where can I find out if there is a national Society or Group in my country?
    The PATMF secretariat can provide this information. Contact us and we will put you in touch with the national representative of a travel medicine association in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.
  • There isn’t a travel medicine Society or Group in my country. Can I still join the Federation?
    Yes, you can join the Federation under the Individual Member category if there is not a recognized travel medicine Group or Society in your country. We encourage Individual Members to create a Group with a minimum of 5 health care practitioners (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals) practising in your country to have a voice on the PATMF Board. Contact us to get advice.
  • Why form a travel medicine Group or Society?
    The benefits of gathering like-minded practitioners in your country include: Mutual support and sharing resources and knowledge Establish a unified voice for travel medicine practitioners Formal recognition of travel medicine by health authorities and the travel sector Representation within the Federation
  • What is the difference between a travel medicine Group and Society?
    A Group is composed of a minimum of 5 practitioners that meet regularly and have identified the needs for travel medicine in their country. The goal is to create a registered society when there is enough interest and capacity. A Society is a formally registered entity that represents a large group of practitioners and has the capacity to advance the practice of travel medicine in their country through membership fees.
  • How is my Society or Group represented in the Federation?
    Each Society or Group chooses one representative to join the Federation’s Board. From its members, the Board elects the Executive Committee. The Board meets 4 times per year.
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