7 Items People Forget When Travelling To A Mobile Clinic Abroad.

In the first part of this article we looked at how to prepare when travelling abroad to participate in a mobile clinic.
In this second article I want us to focus on 7 items that people tend to forget when travelling abroad to participate in a mobile clinic.
Depending on where you will be traveling to, there are items that you can carry with you during the flight that will make your experience profitable.

1. Extra Supplies.

Whenever you pack your personal items, travel light. Pack what you will need so that it can fit in one suitcase.
In a second suitcase carry other extra supplies that can be useful during the mobile clinic.
These include items like Bandages, stethoscopes, Blood pressure machines, small weight scales, gloves, antiseptics, thermometers and any small item that can go on the flight.
If you plan to carry any medicine like tablets or injections, make sure you have a permit because some countries may have very strict rules about medicines coming in from abroad.

2. Money and Currency.


Do some research as to the type of currency that you will need.
Know the conversion rate. Find out if it is easier to use traveler’s checks, cash or credit cards.
Some places may be quite remote and carrying cash may be your best bet.
Be aware of your financial expenditure and be well prepared for your stay.
Budget well and have a plan ‘B’ should your finances fall short. Avoid assuming that your host will feed and house you for free.
They will expect some contribution from you.
I have seen situations where particularly students arrive in a foreign country with only their return ticket and a few dollars or pounds. Remember in the long run you are 100% responsible for yourself.

3. Clothing.

Travel light when it comes to clothing. Carry easy to wash and wear clothes.
Avoid those that need laundry or dry clean. You may be in a village where you have to wash and dry your own clothes.
Carry comfortable shoes that are easy to walk in or run should the need arise.
Research what the weather will be, so that you carry the right type of clothes.

4. Personal First Aid Kit

Have a personal first aid kit with items like bandages should you get a cut, Neosporin ointment, eye care products, pain medication, band aids, antiseptics and gloves.
Do not forget your hand sanitizer. You will handle people with all sorts of illnesses. You do not want to get any infection or pass it on to someone else.
Do not forget sunscreen as you may do some work outside.

5. Mosquito Net.

Find out if you need a mosquito net. It will not be fun if you arrive and get bitten by all sorts of insects and mosquitos. You want to be in your best health so that you can help others.

6. Journal and Camera.

This is usually such a memorable experience that you want to write down everything for your future reference. Carry a camera and take as many pictures as you can. You will be glad that you did and your family and friends will love them.

7. Company.

Travel with a friend or companion.
This makes the experience better, fulfilling and fun. You will have someone to share your experience with. Good company also makes the challenges that you may face easier to bear.

Did you find this information helpful? What would you add to this list?

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