The Norwegian Center for Maritime Medicine Textbook of Maritime Medicine is available on line and free of charge.
International Transport Workers Federation
The ITF has been helping seafarers since 1896 and today represents the interests of seafarers worldwide, of whom over 600,000 are members of ITF affiliated unions. The ITF is working to improve conditions for seafarers of all nationalities and to ensure adequate regulation of the shipping industry to protect the interests and rights of the workers. The ITF helps crews regardless of their nationality or the flag of their ship.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
International influenza surveillance
The men’s health forum - a useful site with male oriented health promotion advice, which may be relevant to seafarers.
Ship Sanitation Committee of German Federal States
carries useful information for seafarers, who can find links to information relevant to their daily lives
for more information about the project Seafarers Health Information Programme from the ICSW
has a help line facility for Indian seafarers and their family
C.I.R.M. is the oldest existing organisation providing radio-medical assistance in the world.
EU project: SHIPSAN (assessing the usefulness of a EU Ship Sanitation
Programme and coordinated action for the control of communicable diseases in cruise ships and ferries
global disease alert map
a quarterly bulletin addressed to our seafarers and the other peers of our shipping industry, from Nicholas Iliopoulos.
Sailors Helpline has launched a useful website for seafarers with interesting news on various current topics relevant to seafarers. The news is updated daily
from the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome Foundation
The Sailor's Society is a commendable charity based in Southampton with outposts around the world that offers seafarers practical help and welfare, spiritual support, financial assistance and family liaison, without distinction for faith, denomination, ethnic background or nationality.
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