Medication

Purchase your medication online and help Gambian schools

You can order your malaria medication online direct from Lloyds Pharmacy and they will deliver to your pharmacy the same day, or direct to your home the very next day.

For every order made we will make an 8% donation to our Gambian School Development Fund.

Order your malaria pills online

On the Lloyds Pharmacy website, under Travel clinic in the main menu bar, choose Malaria tablets.

Although inoculations are not compulsory for entry from the EU, certain medication, including anti-malarial tablets, Yellow Fever, hepatitis and typhoid vaccinations will be recommended (a Yellow Fever certificate is not required for entry into The Gambia).  Please ensure you consult your GP or health clinic prior to travel, who will advise on recommended innoculations and prescribe anti-malarial drugs (these are also available elsewhere, please see below.) Children and pregnant women may require special vaccination procedures.

We advise that you take medicines to treat dehydration, small ailments, stomach upsets, insect bites and cuts, along with mosquito repellent and high factor sun creams.

Sexually transmitted diseases (including AIDS) are a serious threat to health throughout the world. Please exercise caution when on holiday. Up to date advice can also be found from the World Health Organisation at www.who.int/ith and the Department of Health leaflet (Ref T7.1) 'Health Advice to Travellers' is available from your GP, travel agent or can be downloaded at www.dh.gov.uk.

A tick list of medication you could take with you to The Gambia

  • Malaria medication
  • Dioralytes/rehydration salts
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • High factor sun creams
  • Cream for insect bites
 

Malaria

The Gambia is just one of many countries where the risk of contracting malaria is very real but this is an avoidable illness provided adequate precautions are taken. Before booking your holiday, we strongly suggest you seek the advice of your GP who will prescribe appropriate anti-malarial medication. It is also advisable to use an effective insect repellent to avoid being bitten and to continue taking the tablets throughout your stay and after your return to the UK. For more information visit www.malariahotspots.co.uk

We strongly recommend you consult your doctor before booking.

You can order your malaria medication online direct from Lloyds Pharmacy for same day in-pharmacy pickup or next day home delivery. We will make an 8% donation to our Gambian School Development Fund for every purchase made.

 
 
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