Water: Is it safe to drink?

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Water is vital for all our lives and drinking adequate amounts of safe water will contribute to good health. Every day, every person needs access to water not only to drink but also for personal hygiene.

People are travelling more often and more widely than ever before, both for work and for pleasure. This means they are often faced with environments that they are unfamiliar with, including having access to safe water. Diarrhoeal diseases, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio can all be transmitted via contaminated water. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), some 842,000 people are estimated to die each year from diarrhoea as a result of unsafe drinking water, sanitation and hand hygiene.  In addition, it is estimated that half the world’s population will be living in areas that are water-stressed by 2025. 


Wherever you are in the world, it is important to know how to access clean water.

  • Assess and understand the risks of exposure at your destination: We analyse and evaluate any location you are sending your employees to and recommend measures that help mitigate risks.

  • Educate your travellers before they depart: Through our specialist medical information and education programmes, we help you to prepare your travellers for the local situation as well as giving advice on measures to take should the situation deteriorate.

  • Around the clock access for your travellers to specific local advice: Our qualified doctors and security specialists are there for your employees, no matter what, where or when.