Consider health-related issues in each country. Factors that could affect your health include climate, altitude, presence of infectious diseases, sanitation, security issues, pollution, and more.

The Office of Medical Services now offers online access to post medical handbooks and recommended immunizations at www.travax.com. Department of State employees should visit MED's intranet site or contact MED or the Overseas Briefing Center for the user name and password.

Once you have your assignment, arrange for a Medical Clearance and Immunizations.

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