The International Medical Guide for Ships has been a trusted reference for seafarers since its first publication in 1967. Now in its third edition, it has been translated into over 30 languages and used on tens of thousands of ships! Fully updated with the latest recommendations from the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines and the International Health Regulations, the International Medical Guide for Ships is designed to promote and protect the health of seafarers.
The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 requires all ships to carry a medicine chest, medical equipment and a medical guide. This guide is a great way for countries to meet their obligations under the Convention and ensure the best possible health outcomes for their seafaring population. So don’t forget to bring your copy of the International Medical Guide for Ships on board to your next voyage!
More information can be found in the following link: https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/43814