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20 Places Not to Get Ill

Global insurance for employees, assets and business protection can be incredibly complex. It's easy to get it wrong, which can result in companies paying way over the odds, or failing to provide proper protection. Bellwood Prestbury, the global insurance specialists, aims to share some of the international insurance insights that can help you to get it right.

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20 Places Not to Get Ill

Global insurance for employees, assets and business protection can be incredibly complex. It's easy to get it wrong, which can result in companies paying way over the odds, or failing to provide proper protection. Bellwood Prestbury, the global insurance specialists, aims to share some of the international insurance insights that can help you to get it right.

20 Places Not to Get Ill

*List based on the International SOS Travel Risk Map, 2017

1. Burundi

Poor facilities. No ambulance services. Medicines in short supply. Malaria threat.
2. Somalia

Limited medical facilities. Medicine shortages. Few physicians. Malaria and Polio risks.

3. Yemen


Politically unstable. Limited medical facilities. Immediate cash payment required. Serious Tuberculosis threat.

4. Sierra Leone


No ambulance services. Limited trauma care. Malaria, Tetanus, Yellow Fever, Polio, Meningitis, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and B, Rabies and HIV/AIDS threats.

5. Central African Republic


Politically unstable. Limited medical facilities and medicines. Malaria, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, Meningitis, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and E and Rabies threats.

6. Afghanistan


Politically unstable. Limited medical facilities and medicines. Malaria, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, Meningitis, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and E and Rabies threats.

7. North Korea


Poor facilities. Outdated practices and equipment. Medicine shortages. Tuberculosis threat.

8. Timor Leste


Limited medical facilities and care. Limited trauma care. Malaria, Dengue Fever, Hepatitis A and Typhoid threats.

9. Syria


Politically unstable. Limited medical options outside Damascus.

10. Liberia


Sub-standard hospitals. Blood unsafe. Urban sanitation poor. Malaria, Typhoid, Yellow Fever threats.

11. Burkina Faso


Limited hospital care. Medicine shortages. Malaria, Yellow Fever and Tuberculosis threats.

12. Niger


Limited health services. Poor equipment. Limited medicines. High Malaria risk.

13. Libya


Politically unstable. Limited medical facilities. Lack of trained physicians.

14. Iraq


Politically unstable. Limited medical facilities and medicines. Avian flu, Hepatitis A and Typhoid threats.

15. South Sudan


Politically unstable. Limited medical facilities. Malaria prevalent and Polio re-emerging.

16. Eritrea

Medical facilities and physicians limited. All private clinics closed. Malaria and Dengue Fever are serious risks.

17. Haiti


Medical facilities scarce. Community sanitation poor. Risk of Cholera.

18. Guyana


Medical facilities scarce. Community sanitation poor. Risk of Cholera. Sub-standard hospital care. High prevalence of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Dengue Fever.

19. Guinea-Bissau


Medical facilities scarce. High prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and Malaria.

20. Guinea


Poorly equipped hospitals. Medicines in short supply. Malaria and Meningitis threats.

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