Those living away from their own country and its familiar health and welfare services can feel vulnerable in their new location. Health and access to proper care is at the heart of people’s wellbeing. Those who do not feel confident that they can readily access the help they need may not enjoy their expat life.
There are some critical elements to this sense of healthy wellbeing:
First, you need to be sure you can be properly treated and cared for if you fall ill or have an accident.
Second, you need to get the right diagnosis for your ailment and injury.
Third, you need to be sure you can easily obtain the right medication to treat your condition.
Fourth, if your condition is serious and local healthcare is not to the highest standard, can you be transported to the best clinical care?
Check for disease outbreaks in your location
One of the major hazards of the expat life is going to territories where infectious diseases are not under control in the same way as they are generally in the West. It’s best to check the health hazards before you reach your new location, and you can do this in a number of ways.
First port of call should be the World Health Organisation’s websitewhere there are regularly updated disease outbreak reports. You can select your destination under the Countries tab and review recent health advisories.
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