Bupa’s Open Referral

Bupa’s Open Referral

Bupa is rolling out a new system called Open Referral to all members. With Open Referral members will get a referral from their GP that specifies which type of specialist they should see but does not name a specific consultant or hospital. The member then calls Bupa...

Vaccinations necessary for living in Russia

Currently, Russia has no vaccination requirements but it is a good idea to keep your shots up to-date. The following vaccinations are recommended for people travelling to or living in Russia for longer periods of time: Hepatitis AHepatitis BTyphoidTick-Borne...

Health risks in Russia

Tuberculosis is a well recognised health hazard in Russia especially for those living in crowded, damp accommodation. As well as potentially lethal TB, food poisoning, rabies and tick-borne encephalitis are also health risks. Cases of Rabies have increased in Moscow....

Teachers health insurance

Anderson Health is able to provide discounts of 25% off standard rates for teachers who are members of a recognised International School Council. There are various levels of cover to choose from. Depending on the size of the school we can offer medical history...

Health risks in Brazil

There are a number of serious health risks in Brazil, including a high prevalence of dengue fever in urban areas and endemic malaria and yellow fever in the Amazon and central western regions. Brazil has also cases of reported Rabies throughout the country and...

Medical health insurance considerations in Brazil

With doubts continuing over the future of Western economies, emerging markets are thought by many to hold the best prospect of growth. Among the top-ranked nations in this category is Brazil, attracting many expatriates from the US and Europe. As befits a rapidly...

Healthcare in South Africa

Health divide One in five people have private medical insurance. Their needs are catered for in a good primary care system (no shortage of well-qualified GPs) and a fast-growing hospital sector. There are 200 private hospitals in South Africa (roughly the UK total)...

Medical care in South Africa

South Africa has great sights, such as Table Mountain, but medical care is deeply divided along state and private lines The gap in standards between private and public medical care sectors is as wide in South Africa as any country in the world. Like other nations in...

Living in South Africa

A brief summary of considerations you should make before you make a move to South Africa. Visa – you will require one so it is essential to contact the SA embassy in your home country prior to departure to establish what type of Permit you will require. These...

Healthcare considerations in China

Health care across China is varied as the vast country itself. China has a few hospitals running to Western levels, all within major conurbations. Hong Kong is well supplied in this respect. But for every 1,000 live births, 25 infants do not survive 12 months. In...