International health program: preventing health problems associated with living abroad

AAOHN J. 2004 Feb;52(2):77-85; quiz 86-7.


1. The components of the international health program consist of identifying health risks overseas, the availability of the medical resources, the assessment of the medical facility, primary care, as well as the pre-departure health evaluations. 2. The organization should develop and implement standards of care while working toward maintaining and improving those standards to achieve an innovative, effective international medical program. This should be linked by a top down commitment to insure success. 3. The implementation of the emergency response plan will help support employees and their family members while working abroad if a serious illness or injury should occur.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antimalarials / therapeutic use
  • Developed Countries
  • Developing Countries
  • Emergency Medical Services / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Information Services
  • International Agencies / organization & administration
  • Internet
  • Mass Screening / organization & administration
  • Occupational Health Nursing / organization & administration
  • Occupational Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Patient Selection
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration
  • Risk Assessment
  • Travel*
  • Vaccination / adverse effects
  • Vaccination / methods


  • Antimalarials