Becoming ill while posted overseas or on a business trip can be an uncomfortable and frightening experience. It could even cause an overseas assignment to fail. Frustratingly many illnesses experienced by expats and business travellers could be foreseen or possibly prevented if health screening had been undertaken before travel. Despite the benefits it offers both staff and employers, health screening before sending staff overseas is currently under-utilised.
Health screening can help to identify new and pre-existing illnesses as well as those an individual may be at higher risk of developing.