Your health during your trip

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Improving global health

The annual statistical report 2013 of the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that the "Millennium Development" helped to reduce inequalities in health between different countries. These targets are set for 2015 and have achieved considerable progress, particularly in terms of reducing child mortality and improving nutrition.

For example, some countries that had the highest infant mortality rate in 1990 as Bhutan, Nepal or Bangladesh are now showing significant improvements. However, today only 27 countries have achieved the "Millennium Development Goals".

Despite considerable progress, major issues remain such as access to drinking water or to medicines, as many countries are experiencing a shortage of drugs partly explained by lack of affordable medicine. In addition, the main trends this year are diabetes with nearly 10% of adults worldwide as well as premature births with each year 15 million children worldwide prematurely born.

The WHO is still aiming at achieving objectives set for 2015.

Thursday, 27 June 2013 13:13

 

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Immunization calendar 2013

In 2013, french immunizations' calendar changes. It authorizes less immunizations for adults and fewer injections for infants. Children will only have two doses of immunization instead of three and adults will only need DTP every 20 years and not every 10 years. This makes it easier for patients and health professionals. It guarantees the minimum injections needed for good protection. This new process provides better protection throughout the life of the patient. To make the transition from the previous calendar to the new one, summary tables are available to doctors.

The new calendar is based on other European countries such as FinlandDenmarkSweden or Italy.

Moreover, the immunization calendar in 2013 introduces new recommendations for immunizations against seasonal influence, invasive serogroup non meningocque B, human papillomavirus infection, rabies, measles, mumps, rubella and typhoid.

In order to verify you are up-to-date with your immunizations, visit your doctor!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 14:50

 

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3 ideas for winter sports abroad

Many skiers consider that France offers some of the best skiing in the world. In fact, France is a destination known for the quality of its slopes and its ski resorts.

Yet others countries remain or become preferred destinations for skiers and other snow sports:

United States

One of the most famous ski resort in the United States is Jackson Hole. Located in the state of Wyoming, this resort offers a huge ski area with hundreds of ski slopes. This resort has been popular for many years and offers many other sports as skiing.

Turkey

Mount Uludag was declared as National Park in 1961 for the richness of its nature. Since then, the mountain has become an attractive resort for winter sports fans. This ski resort is located an hour drive from Istanbul and became a key spot for winter sports in the region.

Japan

The Rusutsu city has one of the most important ski domain in the region, despite a low altitude. This is an unusual and exotic destination to go skiing and discover a distant country.

 

If you are looking for great ski experience abroad, do not forget to take a travel insurance with you and enjoy your holiday with peace of mind !

Monday, 28 January 2013 14:29

 

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5 tips to keep in shape after the holidays
After the holidays, you are at your best: you are fresh, relaxed and tanned, ready to face the return to everyday life. To make a smooth transition, here are 5 tips to stay healthy:


1. Emphasize on physical activity
You work in an office and do not have much opportunity to move? As soon as you can, climb the stairs instead of the elevator, don’t take the car for short trips, so you can stay fit!


2. Keep a healthy diet
In summer, it’s easier to focus on fresh and low in calories food such as fruits or salad, even if we eat more ice creams than usual. Even though it’s not always easy, do not swallow a sandwich and take your time to eat at work. Do not skip meals, it would make you gain weight!


3. Treat yourself with your personal space
To avoid being depressed after a great holiday, you create your space at home where you feel good, where you will no longer think about your job. Take the time to decorate it, to put pictures and candles around and sit there, you will almost feel as well as when you were on holidays.


4. Sleep more
On holidays, it is easier to sleep more than usual and meet your nocturnal rhythm. Back from vacation, get organized so that you can go to bed earlier: prepare meals in advance, push the less urgent tasks at the weekend, do not watch TV before sleeping, you will save time!


5. Be positive!
Life is not only made of hassle at work or with your family. In the street, smile to a child or a stranger; at work, take a break, drink a coffee or stretch; at home, indulge yourself with a relaxing bath or by ordering sushi. Life is made up of small pleasures, you just have to find them!


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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 09:48

 

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Travelers, how to protect yourselves against malaria?

We already talked about dengue fever and its effects in our previous “news”. Another disease is often associated with dengue when speaking of distant travels, malaria. Unlike dengue, there is a preventive treatment that can be taken, and medication can be obtained on prescription. Travellers and expatriates being vulnerable to this disease, it is essential to subscribe travel insurance or expat insurance before leaving.

Distant trips in the crosshairs

Areas where one is most likely to be victim of malaria are in Africa, South America and Asia, this is the reason why travellers who would like to get there are often warned. However, "imported" malaria has appeared on the European continent a few years ago to meet the alarming statistics of 3560 cases and 4 deaths recorded in France in 2011.

Be careful when returning from holidays

Back from vacation, if you have high fever, please consult a doctor as this might be due to malaria. In case of problems, the international insurance that you purchased will cover you anywhere in the world.

For a free quote or to compare our travel insurance and select the one that suits you best, you can contact us for more information.

Monday, 18 June 2012 08:14

 
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