The third edition of the (ILO/IMO/WHO) International Medical Guide for Ships shows designated
first-aid providers how to diagnose, treat, and prevent the health problems of seafarers on board ship.
This edition contains fully updated recommendations aimed to promote and protect the health of
seafarers, and is consistent with the latest revisions of both the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines
and the International Health Regulations. The International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour
Convention 2006 stipulates that all ships shall carry a medicine chest, medical equipment and a