Your Guide for Healthy Travel to Developing Countries

Recent studies suggest that more than 50 million people from industrialized nations travel to developing countries each year (Travel to Developing Countries, ADAM Health Illustrated Encyclopedia). Whether it’s for leisure, or you’re traveling to these destinations for work or study, there are plenty of precautions you can take to protect your health and well-being while…

Recent Security Threats in Israel…and How On Call Can Help

The security situation in southern Israel and Gaza continues to be unstable following the airstrike on November 14, 2012 that killed Ahmed al-Jabari, the commander of Hamas’ military wing. While it’s strongly recommended that you avoid any travel to the Gaza Strip, if you’re currently traveling in this region, On Call International members can rest…

3 Ways Travelers Can Protect Themselves (and Others) from Polio

Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease caused by a virus that invades the brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis.  When you first hear the word “polio,” you probably don’t think of a global health emergency. The disease has been around for 5,000 years and has been on a steady decline since the…

Hurricane Sandy: Travel Safe Resources for After the Storm

Here at On Call International, we are thinking of everyone who was affected by Hurricane Sandy and we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well. While the remnants of Sandy headed north through Canada with the last of its effects winding down along the Appalachian Mountains as of early this morning,…