Our Team


Dr. Albert F DE FREY (Albie)


  • Obtained medical degree from the University of Pretoria in 1983 followed by Diplomas in Primary Emergency Care and Anaesthesiology from the South African College of Medicine and a Diploma in Travel Medicine from the University of Glasgow and Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine. Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, Scotland and the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, Australia.
  • Senior Honorary Lecturer in the School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand and instrumental in the development of WITS’s Travel Medicine Course developed in conjunction with James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. Lectures to 2nd and 5th year medical students at several universities and the DTM&H Class at WITS.
  • Member of the WHO Expert Roster on Travel Health.
  • Site Director Geosentinel, Johannesburg
    • Member – External Communications Committee
  • Founding member of Travel Doctor Corporate
  • Director of the Travel Doctor in South Africa
  • Medical Director of International Health Management Consultants, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Currently involved in providing comprehensive travel health risk management to several multi-national companies and non-governmental organisations, taking care of approximately 5 500 corporate travellers and national employees globally.
  • Editorial Board Appointments:
    • Associate Editor – The Southern African Journal of Epidemiology & Infection
    • Elected Member of Editorial Board of Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Elsevier
    • Review Committee Member – International Travel and Health (ITH), WHO
    • Editorial Board Member – Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease
  • Lived and worked in South Africa, Malawi and the UK and travels extensively to service the needs of corporate clients and as invited speaker at national and international conferences.
  • Conducted Health Risk and Infrastructure audits in all of Sub-Saharan Africa with the exception of The Gambia, Togo, Benin, Niger, Somalia and Lesotho, in Afghanistan and parts of the Middle East and South-East Asia over a period spanning 25 years.
  • Ex officio Executive Committee Member, South African Society of Travel Medicine
  • Immediate past Chairman, Travel for Work Special Interest Group, International Society of Travel Medicine