SASTM - Overview
The South Africa Society of Travel Medicine
The South African Society of Travel Medicine is known by the acronym “SASTM” promotes excellence in the practice of Travel Medicine.
Travel Medicine means the practising of the prevention and treatment of travel-related diseases, travel-related conditions and health hazards, and includes the impact of tourism and migration on health.
Goals of the Society include acting as a local and international reference body on Travel Medicine, serving as an advisory body on Travel Medicine to the South African Department of Health, facilitating local and international collaboration in the field of Travel Medicine.
Additional objectives include to promote, facilitate and accredit the education of health care professionals in the practice of Travel Medicine and to prepare technical guidelines on Travel Medicine. We encourage excellence in appropriate research and professional publication in Travel Medicine.