The International SOS Situation Update podcast provides the latest analysis, advice and recommendations on the health and security risks impacting you and your organisation today.
With support from our global medical and security experts, we discuss the most pertinent topics impacting a workforce and provide tactical guidance on mitigating health, safety, security and wellbeing risks.
Situation Update Podcast
Kenya Elections Situation Update - 4 August
With Kenya’s general elections taking place on 9th August, tensions are rising. International SOS Security Analyst, Salome Odhiambo provides on-the-ground insights on the lead up to the elections, the potential escalation triggers and what organisations with local operations should consider in the event of further disruptions.
Sri Lanka Situation Update - 25 July
Episode description: In this Sri Lanka Situation Update, International SOS Regional Security Manager, Adhiraj Mukerji, based in Mumbai, provides insights on the developing situation, how we have been supporting our clients alongside our on-the-ground network, and the potential factors that could escalate the situation. He also discusses the important advice for organisations to consider should the situation deteriorate.
Understanding Global Health Threats and Preparing for Travel - 22 July
Episode description: In this episode, International SOS Deputy Medical Director for Information and Analysis, Dr Prabha Xaxa and Public Health Coordinators, Keely Dennis and Aulia Binti Ahmad address the notable disease outbreaks across Asia, the Americas and Africa that are impacting organisations and travellers. They discuss how these disease outbreaks, alongside changing travel restrictions, has created specific precautions and tips to consider ahead of your upcoming travels.
Preparing for the hurricane season in the Americas - 5 July
Episode description: What should you be doing to prepare your business for hurricane season? Joshua Dozor, International SOS Group General Manager, Assistance Operations, Americas, provides advice on how to be ready for what could be another intense series of storms, and find out how we helped an organisation when a massive hurricane hit last year.
Monkeypox situation update - 14 June
Episode description: As Monkeypox cases are rising and appearing in locations where it is not historically been endemic, Dr Abraham Udoudom, Senior Medical Doctor in Nigeria and Chris Van Straten, Global Health Advisor in Johannesburg discuss the diseases origins and implications.
Special Edition - Ukraine situation update - 3 June
Episode description: In this special edition of our Ukraine situation update, Mick Sharp, Group Director of Security at International SOS, reflects on the lessons learned from the first three months of the crisis, addressing the continued challenges and what may likely happen next. Deemed one of the most complex security conflicts we have supported to date, the situation in Ukraine and surrounding countries remains very dynamic as we continue to provide information, advice and assistance to our clients impacted.
Special Edition - Situation update on Monkeypox - 27 May
Episode description: What do we know about the monkeypox virus and crucially, what don’t we know yet? Dr Katherine O’Reilly, Medical Director at International SOS, shares insight on how much of an emerging global health threat it is and highlights the importance of recognising signs and symptoms as well as continuing to practice good hygiene.
Special Edition - Situation update - 30 April
Episode description: To discuss the impact the crisis has had on essential services including access to healthcare, Dr Ryan Copeland, Regional Medical Director of Assistance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, reveals the current medical situation in Ukraine and surrounding countries.Special Edition - Situation update - 20 April
Episode description: To discuss the current events in Ukraine and surrounding countries, Louise Hogan, Security Manager for Eastern Europe, and Central Asia at International SOS discusses how the nature of the crisis is changing and the critical role on-the-ground intelligence plays in managing such a complex situation.
Special Edition - Situation update - 11 April
Episode description: In this special edition of our Ukraine situation update podcast, Harriet Brennan, Security Manager for the UK & Ireland and Jakob Thomsen, Security Manager in Northern Europe reflect on the impact the crisis has played on organisational resilience. Both responsible for supporting our clients in managing their crisis management response, they discuss the most pertinent challenges faced thus far, the changing roles and responsibilities within a crisis management team and advice for managing the situation as it continues to evolve.
Situation update - 3 April
Episode description: To discuss the current events in Ukraine and surrounding countries, James Bird, Security Director, Intelligence and Operations at International SOS discusses how we have been supporting our clients handle the crisis and addresses the potential impacts the conflict may have on business resilience and overall risk management in future.
Situation update - 14 March
Episode description: To discuss the current events in Ukraine and surrounding countries, James Robertson, Security Director at International SOS and Jacob Heaton, Security Manager at MedAire discuss the most recent changes on-the-ground, their forecast for the coming week as well as their advice for organisations in managing the evolving situation.
Situation update - 7 March
Episode description: To discuss the current events in Ukraine and surrounding countries, Tyler Hosford, Regional Security Manager at International SOS, joins us on-the-ground in Poland. He discusses the notable changes witnessed over the weekend, forecast for the coming week and the recommendations for organisations in managing the evolving situation.