What pre-departure medical care do I need?

Part of the VLM pre-departure training covers medical care and health & safety issues. We recommend that all volunteers have a consultation with a tropical health professional who will prescribe vaccinations/medications based on your personal needs. This consultation should happen at lease 6-8 weeks before departure. As volunteers make personal decisions around the medications they will take, all costs are bore by the volunteer him or herself and are not included in the placement fee.