International SOS launches medical and travel security mobile app in China

22 May 2012 ,  —

Beijing, China

International SOS, the world's leading medical and security services company, today announced the release of their new mobile application for members in China. 

The mobile app quickly connects travelers and international assignees to the extensive global response capabilities of International SOS, including a one-click dial for help from the nearest International SOS Assistance Center, instant access to the latest location-specific travel alerts, and real-time health and security advice.

The Assistance App was developed to help organizations protect their globally mobile workforces and fulfill their duty of care - a company's obligation to protect its employees from risks. Safeguarding employees who travel abroad on behalf of their employer is an increasingly complex task. Even in low-risk destinations, business travelers can be affected by medical conditions, accidents, natural disasters, or political unrest. This innovative mobile app enables companies to protect their travelers and assignees from such threats by extending their travel risk management capabilities directly into the hands of their employees.

"The new App is a great tool for International SOS members. Instant, round the clock medical or security advice and support is now more accessible than ever and just a click away", said John Williams, International SOS China's Managing Director. "The App allows our members to stay informed and increases their level of comfort and safety, whether they are traveling or on assignment in Asia, Europe or in the wilds of Africa".

The International SOS Mobile App is a robust mobile application that integrates with the company's proprietary security and medical information systems, as well as its global assistance center network. The app is supported on all leading smartphones, including iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android.

"I used my International SOS Blackberry App to call the assistance centre and within 2 hours I was in the Takoradi clinic being seen to and was given antibiotics, the doctor even called me later on to check on me. I wanted you to know that it was dealt with brilliantly and very fast" said one Assistance App user after falling ill while traveling in Ghana.

Features include:
The latest medical and security alerts according to location
Quick dial for immediate assistance whenever help or advice is needed
Access to existing membership online services
Immediate retrieval of membership number for faster assistance center assistance
Access to International SOS's unrivalled global network of 68,000 professionals, including established providers; clinics; assistance centers; air ambulances; medical specialists; and security, aviation, or logistics personnel

Notes to Editors

About the International SOS Group of Companies

The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives, protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical and security expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help protect your people, your organisation's reputation, as well as support your compliance reporting needs. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.


Founded in 1985, the International SOS Group, headquartered in London & Singapore, is trusted by 12,000 organisations, including the majority of the Fortune 500, as well as mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions and NGOs. 12,000 multicultural medical, security and logistics experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,000 locations in 90 countries, 24/7, 365 days.   

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