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Global Rescue Partners with Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team

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Global Rescue Partners with Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team

Lebanon, N.H., December 5, 2016Global Rescue, the leading provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk, crisis management and travel insurance services to enterprises, governments and individuals, announced its partnership with the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team (Afghanistan WNT), an organization using soccer as a means to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Through the partnership, Global Rescue provides the Afghanistan Women’s National Team with critical field rescue, security, intelligence and medical evacuation resources in the event of a medical or security emergency.

The Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team participated in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) in 2010, 2012 and 2014, advancing to the semi-finals in 2012. With the 2016 SAFF tournament approaching in late December, the team is training fiercely, determined to win. 

“Our relationship with Global Rescue gives much-needed medical and security support to our young women, who live in many countries and travel constantly for tournaments,” said Haley Carter, Afghanistan Women’s National Team’s Goalkeeping Coach. “Global Rescue allows us to focus on traveling and playing without fear of risk or injury.”

The Afghanistan WNT aims to encourage and inspire peace through soccer. The team unites talented, driven Afghanistan women players from across the globe who believe in promoting gender equality and using the sport to build confidence in girls and women.

“Global Recue supports many professional and Olympic caliber teams and athletes around the world and we will apply our experience and resources to be there for the Afghanistan WNT regardless of where their players and staff travel,” said Global Rescue CEO and founder Dan Richards.

 

About the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team

Created in 2007, the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team strives to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. Participating in football helps women and girls build confidence, character, and an entire support network. The team has proved its strengths by participating in many international competitions and quickly gained world recognition, opening the door to opportunities for women to continue to increase their freedom in Afghanistan.

Visit their Facebook page here or read their blog here.

 

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of integrated health, safety and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations, Elite Medical Group and a subspecialty second opinion partnership with Partners HealthCare. The Company’s unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to member medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com

 

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Ann Shannon

Global Rescue

press@globalrescue.com

617-459-4200

 

Global Rescue Partners with Executive Athletes

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Global Rescue Partners with Executive Athletes

Lebanon, N.H.,  October 11, 2016Global Rescue, the leading provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk, crisis management and travel insurance services to enterprises, governments and individuals, announced its partnership with Executive Athletes, an online community of professionals and athletes for those who are still competing in sport.

Executive Athletes was developed for the working professional who continue to compete and train at a high to elite level.  Within the Executive Athletes community, members connect with other like-minded individuals and professionals and share training advice, race and competition updates, and stories of personal excellence.

Through the partnership, Executive Athletes members have access to Global Rescue critical medical, security, and intelligence resources in the event of a medical or security emergency.

“Global Rescue is a natural partner for Executive Athletes,” said Ken Lubin, founder of Executive Athletes. “Our community thrives on pushing boundaries to excel, and it is important for our members to know that Global Rescue will be there with medical and security support in an emergency anywhere in the world.”

“Executive Athletes plays a unique role in helping working professionals achieve their goals,” said Dan Richards, Global Rescue CEO and founder. “Through our partnership, Global Rescue will provide access to a range of membership services that includes everything from consults for minor medical issues to life-saving support for serious emergencies wherever these athletes happen to be.”

When enrolling in a new Global Rescue membership through Executive Athletes, a portion of the proceeds will help support the Executive Athletes mission. Enroll here: www.globalrescue.com/partner/executiveathletes

 

About Executive Athletes

Executive Athletes is an online community of professionals and athletes that has been developed for those who are still competing in sport. In today’s world there are many passionate individuals who love to compete and train at a high to elite level.  This elite community of individuals has been built to share stories of personal excellence, training advice, races, competitions, stories and to connect with other
like-minded individuals and professionals.

 

About Global Rescue 

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of integrated health, safety and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has a long-standing relationship with the Johns Hopkins Dept. of Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations.  The Company’s unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to member medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.         

 

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Ann Shannon

Global Rescue

press@globalrescue.com

617-459-4200

Global Rescue to Highlight Developments in Travel Risk and Crisis Management at ASIS 2016

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Global Rescue to Highlight Developments in Travel Risk and Crisis Management at ASIS 2016

Boston, Mass., September 12, 2016 –ASIS 2016, Orlando, FL, Booth #2177 -- Global Rescue, the leading provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk, crisis management and travel insurance services to enterprises, governments and individuals, will participate in the 2016 ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits. The event will take place September 12-15, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL.

Global organizations face increasing threats due to terrorism, natural disasters and political unrest. The ability to proactively identify, evaluate and react to global threats is essential to successful business continuity in today’s unpredictable world. Emergent threats to the health and safety of employees requires quick and deliberate action.  Those organizations that prepare for crises and create emergency action plans are in a better position to respond and protect their employees.

At ASIS 2016, Global Rescue specialists from the Response Services and Operations teams will be present (booth #2177) to discuss the latest developments in travel risk and crisis management. The team will highlight Global Rescue’s work in support of clients during the recent attacks in Paris, Nice, Orlando and Istanbul, and share best practices drawn from the company’s thousands of successful medical and security emergency response operations since 2004.

The Global Rescue team will also provide demonstrations of GRIDSM, Global Rescue's Intelligence Delivery system. GRID provides enterprise administrators with the ability to communicate directly with employees, be alerted to travelers affected by events, and monitor employee check-ins around the clock. Through the Global Rescue mobile app, members can check-in during a crisis anywhere in the world. GRID's travel tracking features give real-time, 360° situational awareness of an organization's global footprint and associated risk.

ASIS attendees are invited to visit Global Rescue at booth #2177. To learn more about Global Rescue and its integrated travel risk and crisis management solutions, visit www.globalrescue.com, call 617-459-4200 or email enterprise@globalrescue.com.

ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public. More than 20,000 security professionals are expected to attend the conference.

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of integrated health, safety and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has a long-standing relationship with the Johns Hopkins Dept. of Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations.  The Company’s unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to member medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.                 

 

                                                     

Global Rescue Renews Partnership with Soccer Without Borders

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Global Rescue Renews Partnership with Soccer Without Borders

Boston, Mass., July 12, 2016 - Global Rescue, the leading provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk, crisis management and travel insurance services to enterprises, governments and individuals, announced its continued partnership with Soccer Without Borders (SWB), an organization using soccer as a platform for positive change and personal growth with under-served youth.

Soccer Without Borders was recently named the winner of the prestigious 2016 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize, an annual global prize from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania focused on identifying and promoting game-changing ideas that solve social problems. Chosen from more than 170 applicants around the globe, SWB was awarded $250,000 and highlighted as a “small-but-mighty social change organization.”

Through the partnership, Global Rescue provides Soccer Without Borders with access to critical medical, security, and intelligence resources in the event of a medical or security emergency.

“Soccer Without Borders is an inspirational organization that reflects the power of sport to bridge gaps,” said Global Rescue CEO Dan Richards. “We are honored to continue to provide support to this pioneering organization.”

Best known for its work in social integration and gender equity, SWB aims to build a more inclusive world through soccer. Through a team-based, holistic model, SWB takes an innovative approach to converting the uniting power of the sport into meaningful opportunities for youth living in some of the world’s most challenging urban areas.

“Our relationship with Global Rescue provides much-needed medical and security support for our people, who have worked in 10 countries and four continents,” said Mary McVeigh, former professional soccer player and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Without Borders. “With Global Rescue, we’re assured of life-saving help if something goes wrong anywhere the world.”

About Soccer Without Borders

Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the U.S. and abroad. Its year-round programs take a holistic approach to youth development through sport and provide under-served youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion and personal success.
www.soccerwithoutborders.org

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a leading worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk, crisis management and travel insurance services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Global Rescue operates from seven offices in five countries and provides support to more than one million members worldwide. The company has conducted more than 10,000 operations and been involved in every globally significant crisis of the last decade.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

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Media Contact:
Ann Shannon
Global Rescue
617-426-6619
Press@globalrescue.com

My Global Rescue App Helps Families Stay Safe When Traveling; Features Geo-Fence Alerts, Safety Check-In

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My Global Rescue App Helps Families Stay Safe When Traveling; Features Geo-Fence Alerts, Safety Check-In

Boston, Mass., June 8, 2016 - In an uncertain world, keeping family members safe and in touch is a top priority. Global Rescue, the leading provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk and crisis management services to enterprises, governments and individuals, today introduced the My Global Rescue Mobile App, a suite of powerful new tools to help Global Rescue members stay in touch and protect their families – at home or anywhere in the world.

The My Global Rescue App connects people to vital medical, security, and rescue resources. From family members traveling abroad who are suddenly separated from each other, to a student caught in a political uprising in a foreign country, or a business traveler with chest pains in Asia, the My Global Rescue Mobile App provides access to essential help in an emergency.

“There is nothing more important than being able to locate and communicate with those you care about in an emergency,” said Global Rescue CEO and founder Dan Richards. “The My Global Rescue Mobile App provides a very effective way to see where your loved ones are in real time and communicate with them at touch of a button, whether you’re traveling or not.”

The My Global Rescue Mobile App provides immediate access to:

  • GEO-Fence Tracking & Alerts – See where your family members are in real time. Create a geo-fence around a designated area and be notified when family members arrive or leave that area.
  • GPS-Enabled Safety Check-in – In an emergency, or if you’re separated from your family, use the GPS-enabled check-in feature of My Global Rescue to let them know you’re safe.
  • Family In-App Messaging – Stay in touch no matter where you are by connecting with family members using in-app messages.
  • One-Touch Emergency Assistance – Press the Emergency button and be connected immediately with Global Rescue operations center personnel, who can identify you and your location and respond to your call. Using your GPS coordinates, Global Rescue can deploy emergency response services to your exact location.
  • Destination Reports & Event Alerts – Receive real time insights into changing events and issues, along with detailed information on medical and security threats in over 200 countries – updated continuously.



My Global Rescue is available at no cost to all Global Rescue members from Google Play or the App Store.

For more information on the My Global Rescue Mobile App or on the company’s membership services, call 617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is the leading worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Global Rescue operates from 7 offices in 5 countries and provides support to more than 1 million members worldwide. The company has conducted more than 10,000 operations and been involved in every globally significant crisis of the last decade.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

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Media Contact:
Ann Shannon
Global Rescue
617-459-4200
press@globalrescue.com

Global Rescue Teams with IMG to Introduce Comprehensive Travel Insurance Program

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Global Rescue Teams with IMG to Introduce Comprehensive Travel Insurance Program

Boston, Mass., June 1, 2016 - The Global Rescue group of companies, the leading provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk and crisis management services to enterprises, governments and individuals, today announced the introduction of Global Rescue Signature Travel InsuranceSM, a comprehensive travel insurance program. Global Rescue has selected International Medical Group® (IMG®), a leader in global benefits and travel insurance services, to provide Global Rescue Signature Travel Insurance for its travelers worldwide.

"We chose IMG to help develop Global Rescue Signature Travel Insurance to be the industry's leading travel insurance platform," said Global Rescue CEO and Founder Dan Richards. "For over a decade, Global Rescue has set the standard for field rescue, medical evacuation and security extraction services. Now our members can protect themselves financially for their trip costs, medical expenses and other losses."

"We are proud to provide comprehensive travel insurance for Global Rescue's members," said IMG President Todd A. Hancock. "Together, we will help provide the coverage and confidence travelers need while they're away from home."

The Global Rescue Signature Travel Insurance program features benefits including trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical/dental, lost luggage/baggage delay, sports equipment rental and more.

When combined with a Global Rescue membership, the integrated program provides unique features, quality and price. With Global Rescue membership, the firm’s medical advisory, field rescue, security and travel intelligence services protect members’ health and safety by providing real-time access to board-certified physicians, medical specialists and special operations personnel.

Global Rescue also provides an array of concierge-level travel assistance services to reduce the stress of traveling, including visa and passport services, translation services and legal referrals.

Since 2004, Global Rescue has provided travel risk, crisis response and evacuation services to members worldwide. The company pioneered the concept of worldwide field rescue, bringing members to safety if they are far from civilization or in dangerous environments.

About International Medical Group, Inc.

For more than 25 years, International Medical Group — headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. — has provided global benefits and assistance services to millions of members in almost every country. With 24/7 worldwide assistance and medical management services, multilingual claims administrators and highly trained customer service professionals, IMG delivers the insurance products international members need, backed by the services they want. IMG's global family of companies includes Akeso Care Management®, IMG Europe Ltd., Global Response Ltd., IMG-Stop LossSM and International Medical Administrators, Inc.

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a leading worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Global Rescue operates from 7 offices in 5 countries and provides support to more than 1 million members worldwide. The company has conducted more than 10,000 operations and been involved in every globally significant crisis of the last decade.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

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Media Contact:
Ann Shannon
Global Rescue
617-426-6619
Press@globalrescue.com

Global Rescue Ready with Services for 2016 Climbing Season in Nepal

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Global Rescue Ready with Services for 2016 Climbing Season in Nepal

Boston, Mass., March 15, 2016 - Nearly one year after Nepal’s devastating earthquake and avalanche, climbers are expected to travel to the country in the coming weeks for renewed Everest attempts during the spring Himalayan climbing season. Global Rescue, the leading travel risk and crisis management firm providing integrated medical, security, evacuation, and travel intelligence services to individuals, organizations and governments, will have its Operations personnel in place ready to support the climbing community.

Following last year’s earthquake, Global Rescue responded to over 125 requests for assistance. The company actively coordinated air and ground resources to evacuate injured and stranded members, including groups of climbers from Everest’s Camp 1 and Camp 2. In the first 24 hours after the quake, Global Rescue personnel also helped triage more than 200 humanitarian cases.

“After tragedies in Nepal during the past two seasons, many climbers whose plans were interrupted are expected to return to the region,” said Dan Richards, CEO and founder of Global Rescue. “As in prior years, our personnel will be on the ground in Nepal and prepared to respond to any situation.”

Typically hundreds of climbers attempt to summit Everest during the spring season, with many others setting their sights on peaks in popular regions including Khumbu, Annapurna, Langtang and numerous others. Altitude sickness and weather can pose serious hazards for climbers.

Global Rescue’s highly trained personnel have been conducting rescue and evacuation missions in Nepal every season for more than a decade, regularly performing dozens of helicopter evacuations in the Himalaya each year. The company’s physicians and critical care paramedics are stationed in Nepal to assist climbers who are ill, injured or need to be evacuated.

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is the leading worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

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Media Contact:
Ann Shannon
Global Rescue
617-426-6619
Press@globalrescue.com

Global Rescue Partners with World Championships of Snowboarding

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Global Rescue Partners with World Championships of Snowboarding

Boston, Mass., March 8, 2016 - Global Rescue, the leading travel risk and crisis management firm providing integrated medical, security, evacuation, and travel intelligence services to organizations, individuals and governments, today announced its partnership with The World Championships of Snowboarding (WCS), set to kick off in Yabuli, China, March 9-16, 2016.

Through the partnership, Global Rescue is the Official Medical Evacuation Provider of the 2016 World Championships of Snowboarding event, enabling WCS 2016 organizers to provide world-class medical evacuation services to riders, teams and staff.

The WCS 2016, a premier snowboarding event organized by TTR Pro Snowboarding and the World Snowboard Federation, brings snowboarding to the emerging winter sports market of China. The world's best freestyle riders will compete for the World Champion titles in Big Air, Halfpipe and Slopestyle. More than 200 of the world’s best athletes will participate, including superstars such as Shaun White, Yuki Kadono and Chloe Kim.

In 2016, WCS will be the main professional elite championship event in China across any snow sport. Yabuli, a well-known winter sports destination in China, is quickly developing its reputation as an emerging winter sport powerhouse and will host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has performed more than 7,000 operations for individuals, families and enterprises experiencing travel emergencies.

About the World Championships of Snowboarding

The World Championships of Snowboarding (WCS) is the pinnacle snowboarding event organized by TTR Pro Snowboarding and the World Snowboard Federation. The WCS crowns snowboarding’s true World Champions in the disciplines of Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air. It is a high calibre celebration of the sport held every 4 years, bringing together 400 riders representing 43 WSF Member Nations, staged by alternating resort locations around the world. In 2016, Yabuli resort, the largest winter sports resort in China, will host the 2nd edition of the World Championships of Snowboarding.

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

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Contact:
Ann Shannon
Global Rescue
Press@globalrescue.com
617-426-6619

Global Rescue Partners with Trout Unlimited

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Global Rescue Partners with Trout Unlimited

Boston, Mass., February 29, 2016 - Global Rescue, a travel risk and crisis management firm providing the finest medical, security, evacuation, and travel intelligence services to individuals, enterprises, governments and associations, today announced its partnership with Trout Unlimited, the nation's preeminent coldwater conservation organization to benefit North America’s coldwater fisheries and thousands of anglers.

"Global Rescue is committed to conservation and supports dozens of conservation organizations around the world. Trout Unlimited brings unparalleled resources to those conservation efforts," said Global Rescue CEO Dan Richards. "Global Rescue shares TU’s commitment to preserving, protecting and restoring North America’s coldwater fisheries and watersheds. As TU members live out their passion for fishing around the world, our priority is their health and safety."

"We're proud to say that Global Rescue is the preferred provider of field rescue, medical advisory, and evacuation services for Trout Unlimited," said Joel R. Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer of Trout Unlimited. "We hope our members will consider Global Rescue’s services to keep them safe on their next fishing trip."

Through the partnership, any Global Rescue membership purchased through Trout Unlimited atglobalrescue.com/partner/troutunlimited will include a complimentary one-year Trout Unlimited membership.

Over the last decade, Global Rescue has performed more than 7,000 operations for individuals, families and enterprises, providing medical advisory, field rescue, destination intelligence, and medical and security evacuation services. From travel assistance to medical evacuation in emergencies, anglers can enjoy additional peace of mind.


About Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring trout and salmon and their watersheds all across America. Follow TU on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our blog to stay on top of TU's efforts to ensure the next generation of anglers gets to enjoy coldwater fishing.

For more information, visit www.TU.org.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

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Contact:
Ann Shannon
Global Rescue
617-426-6619
Press@globalrescue.com

Worried about Spring Break and Zika? Global Rescue’s Advice for College Students

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Worried about Spring Break and Zika? Global Rescue’s Advice for College Students

Boston, Mass., February 29, 2016 - The Zika virus has spread to many popular spring break destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. What's a college student to do?

"The Zika threat can be minimized if students are prepared to recognize the risk, adjust their lifestyle and routines, and follow simple, sensible precautions," said Chris Ewing, MD, Director of Medical Operations at travel risk and crisis management firm Global Rescue.

The Zika virus is an acute viral illness transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes-species mosquito that has previously fed on a person infected with the Zika virus. The virus is suspected to cause birth defects and a rare condition of temporary paralysis. Women who are infected with the Zika virus while pregnant, or who become pregnant while the virus is still in their bloodstream, are at an increased risk of birth defects -- including microcephaly, a serious birth defect of the brain.

In addition to mosquito-to-human transmission, there is emerging evidence that suggests Zika is gaining access to other fluids, including semen, and can be transmitted from human-to-human via sexual intercourse. However, while it has been confirmed that the virus only remains in the blood for a 5-7 day window, how long the virus can stay in semen is currently unknown.

Symptoms include sudden fever with rash, joint and body pain, headache, and conjunctivitis. Symptoms are usually mild and last from several days to a week. Approximately 1 in 5 people infected with the Zika virus will develop symptoms.

Global Rescue Medical Operations personnel offer these five tips to help minimize the effects of the Zika virus during spring break:

  1. Focus on preventing bites - Prevention of bites by infected Aedes-mosquitos is the only effective means of avoiding infection while traveling in regions where the Zika virus is present. There is no vaccine to prevent Zika virus disease, and no medication available to treat Zika virus infection. The mosquito that transmits Zika virus bites during the day – especially early morning and dusk.

    • Prevention techniques:

      • Use insect repellents containing either DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or certain oil of lemon-eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol products.

      • Apply sunscreen first and then insect repellent. (Always follow the label instructions when using insect repellent or sunscreen.)

      • Treat clothing with permethrin or purchase permethrin-treated clothing.

      • When weather permits, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.

      • Use air-conditioning, and window/door screens to keep mosquitoes outside. If you are not able to protect yourself from mosquitoes inside your local accommodations, sleep under a mosquito bed net.

      • Reduce the number of mosquitoes inside and outside by emptying standing water from containers, such as flowerpots or buckets.

  2. Practice safe sex - Sexual transmission of Zika virus from a male partner is possible. Condoms should be used by the male during every sexual encounter to help prevent Zika, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. According to the CDC, men returning from Zika-infected areas should use condoms or abstain from sex with a pregnant sex partner for the duration of their partner’s pregnancy.

  3. Treat effectively - Take medication such as acetaminophen to relieve fever and pain. Do not take aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen. Get plenty of rest and keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.

  4. Watch alcohol intake - Binge drinking can lead to alcohol-related rape and sexual assault, confusion, unconsciousness, seizures, vomiting, and the risk of death because of inability to breath. Avoid overconsumption of alcohol; the related decreased level of consciousness will impair judgment and ability to rationally make decisions related to the recommended Zika prevention techniques. Maintain situational awareness of your surroundings.

  5. Research before you go - Be familiar with health concerns relevant to your destination. Visit the CDC website for travel alerts and warnings.

    The Global Rescue Mobile App provides information and resources necessary to ensure travelers’ health, safety, and security. The app also offers comprehensive details to help travelers prepare in advance and to stay informed once they have arrived at their destination. Travelers can view information by filters including environment, health, infrastructure, unrest and violence.

    To learn more, visit www.globalrescue.com or call +1-617-459-4200.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

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Contact:
Ann Shannon
Global Rescue
617-426-6619
Press@globalrescue.com

Global Rescue Partners with the Educational Travel Community (ETC)

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Global Rescue Partners with the Educational Travel Community (ETC)

Boston, Mass., January 19, 2016 - Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk and crisis management services to enterprises, governments and individuals, today announced a partnership with theEducational Travel Community (ETC), an organization dedicated to promoting lifelong learning through travel and advancing the field of alumni and affinity travel. Global Rescue and ETC will collaboratively develop and communicate travel risk management and preparedness best practices to ETC members, and Global Rescue will be the official provider of travel risk and crisis management services to the ETC.

Through this alliance, Global Rescue and the ETC will collaborate to create benefits exclusive to ETC members, including:

  • Comprehensive education regarding travel risk and Duty of Care, including the requirement to disclose potential hazards and provide support to travelers during emergencies.

  • Online training in critical travel risk and crisis management topics and best practices, including emergency action planning.

  • Access to proprietary information and analysis of travel risk topics through ETC member online dashboards.

  • Preferred pricing on travel risk and crisis management preparedness for ETC members.



“Global Rescue’s unique travel risk and crisis management expertise will ensure ETC’s members have access to an intensive education program and information resources necessary to prepare for and address crises in an increasingly challenging global environment,” said J. Mara DelliPriscoli, President, Travel Learning Connections, Inc., and founder of the ETC. “Through this partnership, community members will reap the benefits of world-class education, training and access on risk topics that are critical to alumni and affinity travel planners, their respective institutions, travelers as well as to their purveyors of travel in the decade ahead.”

“ETC is well-positioned to become the leading forum for travel risk management content and training in the alumni and affinity travel industries,” said Global Rescue CEO Daniel L. Richards. “We share the ETC’s commitment to working with this community to improve preparedness, resiliency and to help reduce the risk of liability.”

At the annual Educational Travel Community’s 30th annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, January 24-27, 2016, Global Rescue will be a sponsor of the 2016 Risk Management Professional Development Program, an intensive series of workshops on building and auditing an organization’s integrative travel risk management program.


About the Educational Travel Community (ETC)

The Educational Travel Community (ETC) is a membership organization dedicated to promoting lifelong learning through travel and advancing the field of alumni and affinity travel. ETC and its annual Educational Travel Conference, roundtables and workshops offer professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities for the travel planners at alumni associations, zoos, museums, cultural, and conservation organizations who are responsible for the planning, management and marketing of alumni, member, and donor travel programs, as well as the U.S. and foreign tour operators, travel suppliers and country/regional destinations serving special-interest and lifelong-learning group travel globally.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

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Contact:
Ann Shannon
Global Rescue
Press@globalrescue.com
617-426-6619