After the Natural Disaster: Mitigating Medical and Security Risks

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Natural disasters and climate-related catastrophes affect an estimated 231 million people worldwide, according to . And we’ve seen all too many in recent years – the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011, cyclone in the Philippines in 2013 and the recent earthquake in Nepal. We see smaller storm events across the Pacific and Caribbean each year. Register here Read full blog post »

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Promoting Health and Security Awareness for Women

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We see the headlines with some regularity of female travelers being assaulted or worse. Many parts of the world are more accessible than ever, and travelers want to get out there not only to do business in new and emerging markets, but to explore as well. Register here Read full blog post »

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Corporate Health Trends: 10 Key Recommended Actions to Protect the Global Workforce

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How do businesses operate successfully in emerging markets? What’s the expectation for healthcare there, not only for expatriate employees and their families, but the local population? What’s the cure for an aging workforce and how can companies keep chronic conditions from impacting productivity? Register now for Tuesday’s webinar Read full blog post »

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What’s Ahead? Future Health Challenges Facing the Oil and Gas Industry

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Every day the oil and gas industry faces a multitude of global health care challenges, ranging from the exotic to the mundane. Oftentimes the industry operates in remote areas, and the nearest hospital may be a two-hour plane ride away. Therefore, to ensure employees and their families receive the medical care they need, many oil and gas companies have built clinics and emergency stabilization facilities, and in some cases, full hospitals onsite. Read full blog post »

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On the Ground in Vanuatu, Responding to Natural Disasters

This week, International SOS, deployed an Incident Response Team to Vanuatu to assist clients on the ground in the wake of Cyclone Pam. Comprised of medical, security and logistics specialists, they continue to assess the medical and security risks and evacuation options for expatriates and travelers there. Read full blog post »

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Survey Finds Measles Outbreak Company’s Radar Now

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A new global health security risks survey we published last week found over a third (36 percent) of leading companies – including many Fortune 500 businesses – are concerned employees will contract measles while overseas and bring it to their U.S. workplace, potentially exposing other employees. Read full blog post »

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Global Health Security Risks 2015

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It’s important as ever for organizations to have a Global Health Security Plan. The most recent and headline-garnering global medical threat is Ebola, but there others out there, including Malaria, Dengue Fever and even Measles. We have seen Chikungunya spreading from the Caribbean and into places where it has not been seen before. Read full blog post »

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Looking Ahead at Travel in 2015: Be Prepared

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The biggest annoyance when traveling internationally these days isn’t taking off your shoes in the security line or facing language barriers with an angry taxi driver. It’s experiencing a travel delay that keeps you away from home longer than you anticipated or forgetting to write down the address and phone number of the hotel where you’re staying so you can tell that angry cab driver where to go. Basically, it’s forgetting to prepare for the unexpected. Register today Read full blog post »

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Chikungunya in the Americas: Tips for Prevention

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We all know that Malaria is endemic in many parts of the world, but there’s another disease spread by mosquitoes that is being transmitted in the Americas – chikungunya. Currently, a number of Central American countries are experiencing local transmission, including Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, as well as the Caribbean. Symptoms include fever, severe joint pains, headache and rash. Read full blog post »

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