Understanding Government

Peace of mind 

We understand that posting your people overseas, sometimes along with their families, comes with a significant level of risk: You need to provide them with the necessary support services for their medical or security issues: If left unchecked, these could quickly escalate into a more serious problem. Furthermore, your ability to respond to these risks, can ultimately impact your workforce attraction and retention.

Heightened exposure in remote and austere environments

Government employees are often exposed to threats and dangers that private citizens only rarely come across. In addition, they are also regular participants in public health programmes in the countries to which they are sent, again heightening their exposure to potential infection.

All these factors, often in countries with a comparatively undeveloped infrastructure of their own, make enabling access to high-quality medical resources an essential priority for the individuals concerned and their employers.

Clearly, certain risks are higher in some countries than elsewhere – it is not just the risks of disease, unrest and natural disaster that are more prevalent in some areas, but also of exposure to the heightened crime and accident rates that can affect some regions.

Services that enhance your organisation 

Today, over 250 government and inter-government agencies trust us to provide medical and travel security services for their people. When it comes to health and security, every location is different. The same applies to government agencies; there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Therefore, our approach is consultative. The services you use are tailored depending on your specific needs.

International SOS has local presence on a global scale. With us, you can assess the true risk of working overseas through our unrivalled in-country presence, including in remote and austere locations. We can provide your people with the necessary real-time medical or travel security advice and support, no matter where they are located.

An established infrastructure, at competitive rates

In total, we cover some 1000 sites across 90 countries – these include more than 120 military installations, many of which are in remote and austere locations. We are here to help you mitigate your risks and their associated costs. No matter how small a medical or security issue is; our experts are qualified to help.

For 30 years, we have built a sophisticated infrastructure for the exact purposes of supporting your people with their medical and security needs. And because this infrastructure is already well-established, we are able to provide you support at very competitive rates.