Two words about travel health: get shots and get insurance.
Before travelling anywhere 'exotic', please please please get shots for things such as yellow fever, hepatitis and whatever else is a health issue in the region of travel. Major cities in Canada have outlets of the travel health clinic known as MEDISYS.
Click here for MEDISYS.
Before travelling anywhere at all, get travel medical insurance which includes hospital coverage and if possible medical evacuation. We prefer International SOS, a world-wide company dealing with bsuiness, ex-pats, and tourists. This is one of the best investments you can make in health before extensive international travel or residence abroad. They saved me in Cambodia where they run two extensive medical facilities using western equipment and standards. We trust them with our lives.
Click here for the International SOS website.