Business sustainability requires health crisis management plans and the resources to respond effectively

Business sustainability requires health crisis management plans and the resources to respond effectively

A corporate health crisis management plan is recommended which must be maintained, tested and resourced globally.

Workforce resiliency and readiness are key objectives as companies plan for the future. These dynamic plans require on-going maintenance and testing to ensure they remain relevant as new emerging health challenges arise.

Recommended Action

  • Companies need to develop and maintain plans that deal with health threats to their personnel and business continuity.

Additional Resources

Polling Results

  • 78-percent have a pandemic plan.
  • 54-percent have infectious disease plans.
  • 70-percent have site-specific medical emergency response plans.
  • 12-percent provide malaria training and/or track employees who have received malaria training.
  • 34-percent have malaria compliance programs.

Council Commentary

Influenza pandemic plans are now standard and corporations are expanding the scope of these plans to include other global health threats like common infectious diseases, radiation crises and other biological, chemical and natural disaster threats. Malaria remains a major threat to travelers and expatriates, and few companies are addressing the issue adequately. This is an area of great risk and exposure, as malaria is a preventable killer and one of the top ten causes of medical evacuation.

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