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Having a sick or injured relative abroad can be distressing. We hope to relieve you of any concerns or uncertainty by providing comprehensive information on the different aspects of worldwide patient repatriations. For this reason, we regularly publish detailed articles on these topics in our blog. Of course, we are always at your disposal to answer any questions – including about our news articles – at any time.

If you get injured while you are travelling abroad, then there can be certain untoward situations where the only option available to transport you back home to better healthcare services is through an air ambulance. We might usually not think about it while we are healthy and consider it as an improbable event. But who knows what can happen in ...

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Ever heard of the terms medevac and casevac? Well, these two words are combinations – Casevac is for Causality Evacuation whereas Medevac is for Medical Evacuation. The basics are the same as both refer to transportation of passengers who require urgent medical care and quick conveyance to the medical centre. It might be confusing but both ...

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Skiing is a favourite holiday activity in winter and there is a huge influx of tourists. People love to spend their precious holidays skiing across the border. As amazing as it sounds, skiing in the Alpines is risky – and there are frequent accidents observed during skiing or snowboarding. These accidents are of multiple types – some ...

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Strokes occur unexpectedly – no pre-signs or pre-indications. Hence, they can also happen to people who are travelling abroad and this situation raises many questions. Can someone fly after a stroke? Is flying after a stroke safe? How to manage your travelling abroad after a stroke? What Is a Stroke?  Well, to answer all of these ...

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When it comes to flying after a medical procedure or surgery, cases cannot be generalized and may vary from case to case. It can be safe for some patients, while for some others, it might have some risk factors. It’s not uncommon to ask ourselves after surgery whether we can fly safely? How soon can you fly after surgery? How long after ...

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What is Low Blood Count? (White blood cell count) White Blood Cells (WBC), also known as leukocytes, are responsible for fighting infections. WBC count between 4,000 and 11,000 per microliter of blood is considered normal. If your WBC count falls below this range, it will be regarded as low; this means that your body is prone to infections ...

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Do you know what an air ambulance is? Well, it is lifesaving transportation – that is primarily used to transport the sick and injured patients for both short or long-distance travels in case of medical emergencies.  An air ambulance is equipped with almost all the related materials/ tools that are required for emergency repartition while ...

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An Air ambulance is like a private airplane – should any medical emergency happens to someone in a foreign country or a remote land away from the loved ones, then people look for medical repatriation services. So far, the air ambulance is the most convenient and direct way of returning home for treatment. Based on your choice and ...

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According to the World Health Organisation, the prevalence and burden of COPD are projected to increase over the coming decades, due to an ageing population. It is also estimated by the same organisation, that currently, 63 million people have moderate-to-severe COPD.  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a preventable disease ...

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You must have been in a very demanding medical situation and now you are just beginning to feel better. Ready for air travel? An organ transplant fact is organ transplant enhances and saves thousands of lives every year in the UK.  About 7000 people in the UK at any one time are waiting for an organ transplant, but because of a shortage of ...

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Having a baby is one of the most exciting things that could happen to you. You are eager for everything to be perfect, no hinges of any kind, right?  It is understandable for you to be sceptical about flying during your pregnancy. You are worried about the psychological and environmental changes associated with air travel that may cause you ...

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Pneumonia can be a very serious illness: every seventh case has to be treated in hospital and between 3% and 5% of cases are fatal. Therefore, patients with pneumonia naturally want the best possible treatment. However, anyone who has contracted pneumonia on holiday or on another trip abroad must be careful. Usually, they will only be able to ...

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Travelling, whether for business or pleasure, does not just mean gathering new impressions and experiences. It is also a change of environment that can be more physically demanding than is the case at home. Often, a journey involves navigating and moving our bodies in unfamiliar territory, and this can have dire consequences under certain ...

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A Brain tumour is an abnormal growth of cells in the brain or in the meninges and cranial nerves. Due to their location in the brain or spinal cord, brain tumours are cancers of the central nervous system and can occur in different places and in different forms. A distinction is made between benign and malignant brain tumours. One third of all ...

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The lungs are the central respiratory organs of the body. Adults breathe in and out up to fifteen times a minute, filling the lungs with oxygen. Depending on the situation, more or less oxygen is needed. If the amount of oxygen required in the particular situation is not delivered, respiratory distress will occur.  In addition to low oxygen ...

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Anaemia is caused by low levels of healthy red blood cells, and of the oxygen-carrying protein haemoglobin, in the blood. Anaemia is always associated with oxygen deficiency throughout the entire body due to the decreased capacity of the blood to transport oxygen. The human body compensates for the oxygen deficit through accelerated ...

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Do You Need A Private Air Ambulance for Your Child? It can be one of the worst things in the world to have your precious young one sustain an injury or fall ill at a time when you are all enjoying some bonding time abroad. The fact is, as strong and agile as your child is, they are more susceptible to these injuries and illnesses, especially ...

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Soon after 1960s, Nigeria was well on the path to developing a stable and robust healthcare system. The first two decades of growth saw the country of just under 200 million people moving at a steady pace. However, the plummeting oil prices in the 80s led to external factors increasing the pressure on healthcare spending, which led to a series ...

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When the Kenyan government decided that health would be handled at the county level rather than the national level – the idea was noble. It brought the services closer to the people and created employment for the locals. However, local county hospitals were unprepared, and patient care began to deteriorate as a result. In addition to an ...

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Air travel has definite effects on the body. Healthy passengers feel this, for example, through harmless pressure or ‘popping’ in their ears during take-off and landing. However, flying can also cause more serious complications in the last few weeks of pregnancy, as well as in some serious injuries or illnesses. To rule out such problems, it ...

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