Travel Risk Management [Female Health Risks]
People tend to worry about widely publicised dangers such as terrorism or infectious diseases like Ebola and disregard more prevalent threats including Road Traffic Accidents and Malaria. Disasters, like tsunami’s and earthquakes kill thousands of tourists, but these catastrophic events are infrequent and unpredictable. Large disasters often divert attention from the simple day-to-day risks that affect your safety, however there are many precautions that you can take to stay healthy and improve your security whilst travelling abroad. It’s worth noting that health risks vary drastically according to the destination, itinerary, duration of journey and medical history of the traveller.
- Up to 65% of travellers to developing regions report health issues during their trip.
- Most of these are mild illnesses such as diarrhoea, respiratory infections and skin disorders.
- About 8 percent of these travellers are sick enough to seek medical care while travelling abroad or shortly after returning home.
Pre-departure planning, researching your destination and assessing the potential disease risks can help prevent illness or injury during your travels. We also advise you check for recommended vaccinations for your destination before travel. If you intend to travel globally and have safety concerns please contact us for an analysis of the risk you may face and our recommendations to secure your journey.