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With respect to the Global African Diaspora Summit 2012, there will be an on-site emergency medical services extended to all delegates and support staff and consists of a medical facility at both the Department of International Relations and Cooperation - OR Tambo Building – Pretoria and at the Sandton Convention Centre – Johannesburg operating from 06h00 until 24h00 daily and during scheduled evening events.

OR Tambo Building (DIRCO) – High level Ministerial Meeting
  • Fully equipped medical centre

The Sandton Convention Centre – Summit venue

  • 2 Medical Centres which includes a VIP medical centre
  • All Delegates have access to these centres
  • Full resuscitation capability
  • Medical Doctors
  • Advanced life support (ALS) Paramedics
  • Fully equipped ambulances


Medical centres will be established at the following port of entry to ensure that all visitors/delegates comply with the South African Department of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and policies pertaining to Yellow Fever Vaccination Certification.

  • O.R. Tambo
  • King Shaka
  • Cape Town
  • Waterkloof


Yellow Fever:

The South African Department of Health reviewed its yellow fever vaccination requirements policy, which have been effective from 01 October 2011.
In terms of both the South African Department of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and policies pertaining to Yellow Fever, a Vaccination Certificate from travellers over one year of age entering South Africa from yellow fever endemic regions is required. Visitors who travel through or disembark in these Yellow Fever Endemic areas are required to be vaccinated against the disease before entering South Africa
List of countries for which a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for entry into South Africa.

  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Congo
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic
  • of the Congo
  • Ecuador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • French Guyana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and
  • Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia


The conference site, Gauteng Province, is Malaria free. If you plan to travel outside the province be aware of Malaria areas in the country. No official conference events are planned to take place in Malaria zones. If you plan further travels in a Malaria zone, consult your travel doctor to prescribe the most appropriate anti-Malaria agent for your purposes.

Health Care: Travel Insurance

As with all international travel, it is strongly advised that delegates are adequately covered by international health insurance for the duration of the summit.
Delegates are therefore informed that they should obtain medical travel insurance from a reputable organisation. Such insurance is relatively cheap and will ensure a trouble free trip should medical treatment be required. Delegates are further advised that medical treatment at private facilities in South Africa is expensive, with public facilities also levying charges for services rendered. Ambulance Transport:
Ambulance transportation will be available to either state or private healthcare facilities for the account of the patient.

Hospitalisation to either a state or private healthcare facility is for the account of the patient.

The National Department of Health utilizes the services of the Cities of Tshwane and Johannesburg Environmental Health Services to ensure that there are no potential environmental threats to delegates ranging from water contamination, food sanitation to public health hazards and surveillance.