About 3.3 billion people, half of the world’s population, are at risk of malaria. As we recognize World Malaria Day on April 25, it’s important to remember that this disease, which is spread by mosquitoes, infects 219 million people each year. And according to the World Health Organization, it kills 660,000 of them. Read full blog post
Recently, a strain of bird flu virus was identified (H7N9) in China that’s now affecting humans. So far, more than 30 people in Shanghai and three surrounding provinces have become infected. New cases are being reported nearly every day and there have been a significant number of fatalities.
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Last year was active when it came to notable medical events around the world, including the current coronavirus in the Middle East. There were also upticks in preventable illnesses and the H5N1 influenza. Read full blog post
Over the last decade, the Malaysian economy has grown manifold and has become more cosmopolitan than ever before. Multinational companies have set up operations here while Malaysian companies have taken their business abroad and are sending staff overseas for short and long term business travel. To support this aspiration, the Malaysian young and dynamic workforce is essential. They have become main players of the country’s growth and will be expecting more tangible benefits such as better health and protection while they are away for business assignment. Read full blog post
India is a culturally rich and diverse yet complex country, and this complexity extends into the healthcare environment. Once largely linked to infectious disease, India’s medical risks are now much more related to non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular, diabetes, hypertension and cancer. Traffic accidents have also become one of the leading causes of death and disability, posing an economic burden on families and society. Read full blog post
The Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management Global Benchmarking Study highlights the need for companies to preemptively protect their employees and their business, and that those approaches are clearly linked to success. Read full blog post