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Travel Emergency Nightmare: Held Hostage by the Hospital

By Alexandra Valinski | June 16, 2017

We’ve all experienced an unexpected sickness while traveling, possibly caused by an undercooked piece of meat from the local “go-to” restaurant or maybe a virus that was contracted earlier inconveniently rearing its ugly head 2,000 miles from home. Sickness does not discriminate; the anxiety triples when we are in a foreign country and worsens if… Read more about Travel Emergency Nightmare: Held Hostage by the Hospital

Zika: One Year Later

By Derrick Flakoll | May 3, 2017

April 17, 2017: One year ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a global public health emergency. While that formal emergency designation was rescinded several months ago, Zika remains a serious health threat for governments, corporations, and travelers. Its severe repercussions for pregnancies and rare but potentially severe complications in adults, wide geographic spread,… Read more about Zika: One Year Later

Cuts to USAID increase the likelihood of a major global pandemic

By Emily Elmore | April 26, 2017

With government program funding cuts and key positions left unfilled, the United States is critically unprepared to forestall the emergency of the next global pandemic. A corporation’s internal preparedness pandemic preparedness efforts just became significantly more important. The Trump Administration is proposing a 25% funding cut at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).… Read more about Cuts to USAID increase the likelihood of a major global pandemic

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