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Malaria: understanding the risk
Did you know more than 10,000 travellers become ill with malaria each year and every 2 minutes a child dies from malaria. Malaria is present in over 90 countries and territories. Although malaria is a preventable disease, it is potentially rapidly fatal. In addition to the human toll, the disease leads to significant economic losses and disrupts business operations. Read on to know the risk of malaria and how you can protect yourself and your employees . . .
Air pollution: Should you be concerned?
Air pollution is a topic being discussed almost daily in the news, and is included in many health and environment forums. Pollution affects business operations in many ways, from changes to traffic, vehicle design requirements, bans on burning, and even shutting some manufacturing plants at times. For more information on air pollution, log in to International SOS’s dedicated air pollution website.
Occupational Health in INDIA
With a growing economy and the world's largest democracy, India has shifted the focus on occupational health practices both from a compliance and Duty of Care perspective. Learn how to address the major challenges organisations may face when operating in India, and how to adopt local occupational health and safety frameworks and health laws to mitigate risks.
Occupational Health in MEXICO
Culturally and geographically diverse, Mexico presents many opportunities for organisations looking to expand their operations. Organisations have a moral and legal responsibility to provide Duty of Care to their employees and understanding the Occupational Health standards in the country is the first step.
Travel protection abroad: Safety tips for female travellers
Female travel safety has made international headlines, especially following a number of attacks in India. Today, there are more women travelling for business than ever before and organisations are looking for support and advice to help business travellers and expats stay protected; ensuring their work is uninterrupted.
Building resilience in your travel risk mitigation
A wide range of adverse incidents and geopolitical tensions have highlighted the need to protect an increasingly mobile workforce.
Natural Disaster Assistance – International SOS
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.
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