Global Health and Wellness

As companies look further afield to promote growth and operational capability, each day's media headlines – whether on air pollution in China or the latest disease epidemic or superbug – present employers based in affected areas and those managing international assignments with fresh health and wellness challenges. Read more

No organisation today can afford to neglect its duty of care. To reduce health risks to individuals, and business and reputational risks to their employers, planning, preparation and up-to-date information are vital. Health and safety awareness should be included in international assignment preparation and intercultural training. Ensuring that international assignees, particularly those based in remote locations, are always connected is also key. This has been made easier by the advance of travel-tracking technology solutions, apps, and social media.

With contributions from experts, this section provides HR, global mobility professionals and relocating employees with the news, articles, and advice they need to keep up with the latest developments in health and wellness and stay abreast of medical and health alerts and advice, international private medical insurance (IPMI), wellness at work, family health and security management, and health-related technology. It also features insights from the latest global mobility surveys.

For detailed coverage of other specific global mobility topics, See also our International Assignments, Business Travel, Human Resources, Talent Management, Technology, Mobility Industry, Culture & Language, For Expatriates, and Partner & Family Support sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide international assignment, relocation and health-related services, see our Directory. Stay informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications. Read less

Latest Health Features

Health and security risks in expat destinations: USA

Health and security risks in expat destinations: USA

Research into the risk ratings of nineteen popular expatriate destinations has been published. The research examined security and medical facilities. In this article the spotlight is on the USA.

Latest Health News

London gets back to business after terror attack

London gets back to business after terror attack

The usual bustle of life returned to London on Monday less than 36 hours after an attack by Islamist terrorists left seven people dead and 48 others injured, 21 of them with critical injuries.

Medical and Health Alerts

New diabetes research centre 'vote of confidence in UK science'

Diabetes research centre 'vote of confidence in UK science'

Novo Nordisk has announced that it is to invest £115 million in a new diabetes research centre at Oxford University in a boost for the UK's R&D standing.
10 things to know about healthcare in Dubai

10 things to know about medical treatment in Dubai

Healthcare is one of the most important considerations for relocating employees and with Dubai regularly ranking as one of the most popular destinations for expats these tips for medical treatment are essential.
Global Health and Wellness Duty of Care

Health: Meeting your duty of care to globally mobile employees

Employers operating abroad or sending staff to work overseas, whether on an international assignment or a business trip, must take steps to safeguard their health, safety and wellbeing.

Views and Trends

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CIPD advises firms to review HR polices for aging workforce

New research from the CIPD suggests people are preparing to stay longer in the workforce, but that employers are currently underprepared to support them effectively.
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I am the one in ten: Firms called to employ more older workers

Employers are being asked to commit to increasing by 12 per cent employment of people aged 50-69 in a bid to address skills gaps, ensure greater equality and diversity, and to support personal choice.
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Government launches plan to retain older people in workforce

The government has published guidelines for employers and individuals aimed at boosting the number of people working later in life.

Security Management

London gets back to business after terror attack

London gets back to business after terror attack

The usual bustle of life returned to London on Monday less than 36 hours after an attack by Islamist terrorists left seven people dead and 48 others injured, 21 of them with critical injuries.

Family Health

Health and security risks in expat destinations: Australia

Health and security risks in expat destinations: Australia

Research into the risk ratings of nineteen popular expatriate destinations has been published. The research examined security and medical facilities. In this article the spotlight is on Australia.
Health and security risks in expat destinations: Canada

Health and security risks in expat destinations: Canada

Research into the risk ratings of nineteen popular expatriate destinations has been published. The research examined security and medical facilities. In this article the spotlight is on Canada.
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Cross-party support for improved shared parental leave

Forty-six MPs from all sides of the House of Commons have signed a letter to the Minister for Women and Equalities expressing concern about the current terms of shared parental leave.
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