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International SOS to present at OSAC
Join us at this webinar, 10.30 BST, to learn about the services available to you before you travel, whilst abroad, when you return.
Official launch of the White Paper : Duty of Care Owed by Irish Companies to Their Overseas Employees: A legal Perspective
Join us at this event to learn more about the latest developments and challenges in rural family practice and rural and remote health generally.
Join us at this event to learn more about business travels and how technology has increased their opportunities.
International SOS at ESC Annual Conference
End Malaria for Good: Supporting World Malaria Day in the call for high-level commitment to the vision of a world free of malaria. We are raising awareness through global health promotion activities in local communities, remote locations, our offices and clinics.
Every year many business travellers contract unpleasant diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. Suddenly a productive and successful business trip turns into weeks off work, recovering from an acute illness that could so easily have been avoided.
TB is a serious condition that is contagious and spreads through the air – it can be found in every part of the world. However, TB can be prevented and cured with proper treatment. In fact, early diagnosis and treatment is crucial.
Key medical information on the outbreak evolution. Zika is an emerging infectious disease that is transmitted to people through mosquito bites. An increasing number of travellers are being diagnosed with the disease after they return home.
The recent spike in cases of MERS is a matter of growing concern to businesses with people travelling through, or working, in the Middle East. Over 800 cases of MERS have been reported worldwide, including at least 300 deaths; in Saudi Arabia there have been 688 cases with 282 deaths.
People are travelling more often and more widely than ever before, both for work and for pleasure. This means they are often faced with environments that they are unfamiliar with, including having access to safe water. Diarrhoeal diseases, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio can all be transmitted via contaminated water.
It is a fact that a person could go days without food and hours without water, but would last only a few minutes without air. Air is pivotal to us, but what happens to your employees in countries where there is hazardous air pollution? Can it stop your people from achieving your business objectives?
The term “Cardiovascular disease” covers a multitude of illnesses. Coronary artery disease is common; if left untreated, it could lead to a heart attack.
Tsunamis, floods and forest fires happen all too often, as do earthquakes, hurricanes and other extreme weather events. Global organisations consider their business travellers and expatriates are at medium risk of hurricanes, typhoons and tsunamis whilst on assignment. 52% of large organisations report dealing with occurrences of these threats over a three-year period.
Peer-to-peer sharing of goods and services, including transport and accommodation facilitated through companies such as Uber and Airbnb, has transformed leisure travel in unprecedented ways. However, using these services for business-related travel creates new risk challenges for employers that need to be managed and mitigated.