As a traveler to a developing country, safety and security should be your primary goal. There are high risks involved as you travel to a foreign country that has a high rate of crime and violent activity while it also battles with diseases and poverty. It is extremely essential that you follow and take the necessary precautions so that you may have a safe trip and also have the opportunity to complete your duties as a volunteer. The following precautions and steps listed should be a guideline followed to ensure that you have a safer and more secure trip to
WHAT ACTIONS AND
STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR
A HEALTHY STAY
• Make sure that all of your vaccines are up to date, especially the one for
Hepatitis, Malaria, Typhoid and Rabies.
Take your appropriate medicines needed with you on the trip as well.
• Mozambique has one of the highest poverty levels in the world and one of the countries that suffers the most from illness and poor health.
• Make sure that the food that you consume is fully cooked and only drink beverages that are sealed. Avoid tap water, bushmeat, or any other raw meats completely.
• Mozambique has a high risk of the following diseases: Hepatitis A & B,
Malaria, Typhoid, and Rabies.
• Wash your hands thoroughly and as often as possible to avoid the spread of disease. • General elections in Mozambique are in the month of October, so demonstrations and protests are prone to happen.
• Do not touch any animals! If you are bitten or scratched by one, clean and wash the wounds quickly and seek medical help immediately.
• High rate of criminal activity and kidnappings have been reported in
Maputo and Beira.
• Avoid travel to places