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.

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Latest Health Features

Medical and Health Alerts

Employers are being urged to better support both staff living with dementia and those who have caring responsibilities.

Alzheimer’s is a working-age issue

Employers are being urged to better support both staff living with dementia and those who have caring responsibilities.
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.
Busy pedestrian crossing

Warnings over new traveller health risks to Japan and India

The latest World Health Report from Healix International, an international medical and security expert, notes rubella and Zika outbreaks could impact business travellers and globally mobile employees.

Views and Trends

Employers are being urged to better support both staff living with dementia and those who have caring responsibilities.

Alzheimer’s is a working-age issue

Employers are being urged to better support both staff living with dementia and those who have caring responsibilities.
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Balance for Better: your say on International Women’s Day

A key conclusion from the first-ever Relocate Global International Women’s Day event was the importance of the having the opportunity to talk about women in global mobility’s experiences at work.
Mental Health Awareness Week

Three-quarters of UK adults 'reached stress breaking point'

A UK-wide survey into stress launched to mark Mental Health Awareness Week reports 74% of adults felt so stressed they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope at some point this past year.

Wellness at work

Man and woman do yoga on the beach

How to support employee wellbeing

“Promoting and supporting employee well-being is at the heart of our purpose to champion better work and working lives,” the CIPD says. Marianne Curphey investigates.

Family Health

Employers are being urged to better support both staff living with dementia and those who have caring responsibilities.

Alzheimer’s is a working-age issue

Employers are being urged to better support both staff living with dementia and those who have caring responsibilities.
Image of business women running through an airport with a suitcase

72% of globally mobile people unhappy with work-life balance

New research from health insurer Cigna shines highlights the impact of global mobility on family life and personal wellbeing, and how employers can further develop their support.
Image of February 2018 NHS crisis march with people and banners supporting migrants and against underfunding

Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) doubles from today

The fee to access the UK National Health Service (NHS) paid by international students and visa applicants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) increases from 8 January 2019.
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