Travel Health – Hajj Every year, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosts the Hajj pilgrimage, which is the largest mass gathering in the world held on an annual basis. This year, Hajj will take place from approximately 30 August to 4 September.
Medilink promotes the World Hepatitis Day 2017 campaign which urges us all to take individual responsibility to help eliminate viral hepatitis by the WHO’s goal date of 2030.
Medilink has made a significant investment in its air ambulance services. We provide 24/7 specialist aeromedine backed by topside support, robust clinical governance and state-of-the-art equipment.
With thermal and chemical burn injuries among the most difficult to manage in remote sites in the oil and gas industry, we take an in-depth look at latest best practice in treatment and CPD of remote site health practitioners.
Medilink International has been providing continuous expert medical assistance in Libya to companies and individuals for over 20 years. In Libya, we deploy of ex-military medics and offer deep local and country knowledge.
New to remote medicine and onsite life? Our guide covers various ways remote medics can foster their own CPD, from day-to-day opportunities and clinical practice to self study.
World Blood Donor Day 2017 stresses the role we can play as individuals in helping create sufficient supplies of safe blood in a world where crises and emergencies are putting pressure on blood supplies as never before.
Dr Nuno Cosmell, Medilink Senior Medical Advisor, talks about life as a remote medic, as well as giving insights into Medilink’s unique approach to integrated remote site medical services.
We take an in-depth look at how remote site medics should best prepare themselves for the demands of onsite roles.
Outdoor, remote site workers face higher ambient levels of UV radiation and are at higher risk of developing skin cancer. We mark Skin Cancer Awareness month with a look at the role of education and prevention in reducing the incidence of skin cancers.
Medilink’s new Medical Health Alert Service issues weekly email advice on the threats of global endemic diseases, detailing high-risk regions, disease prevention and travel advisory information.
Immunisation and common sense preventative measures are our individual responsibility to help protect both ourselves and others from disease. We look at Hepatitis and Lyme Disease to highlight the importance of both routes to disease prevention.
Medilink provides malaria prevention and education information to add its voice to the WHO’s fight to eradicate the disease.
We discuss the mission critical aspects of each stage in the delivery of professional, cost-effective and efficient remote on-site medical services.
Medilink marks the WHO World Health Day 2017 awareness campaign on depression with a series of seminars aimed at sensitizing remote site clients and staff to its signs, prevention and treatment.
Medilink and Gulf Helicopters announce a new private transport and medevac helicopter service, Gulf Med Aviation Services, which further expands both companies’ capabilities in the southern Mediterranean and EU.
Medilink opened its Hassi Messaoud Medical Center in Algeria six months ago. We take a look at our operations there in an interview with our Chief Medical Officer Dr Mounir Ferrani.
Medilink marks World TB Day 2017 with a focus on how our occupational health services play their role in helping the WHO prevent killer diseases like TB.
To mark UN World Water Day 2017, Medilink takes a look at the responsibilities we, and our clients have to local communities in some of the world’s most arid regions,
Medilink’s emphasis on CPD ensures the medical staff we select work together in integrated, seamless remote site medical teams fully supported by our HQ.
Medilink CSR gives practical help to local communities wherever we work. Our Tanzania operations have just provided a brighter future for paediatric and maternity wards in Ligula Hospital.
Medilink offers a viable alternative to oil and gas extraction companies seeking to curb costs and review their remote site medical services in this period of market slowdown.
Medilink has launched a freely-accessible online knowledge centre providing up-to-date documents on the latest thinking, policies, procedures and best practice in the industry.
14 – 20 November is World Antibiotic Awareness Week! Medilink International aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to further encourage better practices among people worldwide.
Medilink announces the extension of topside support services to Algeria, following the recent opening of its Hassi Messaoud Medical Centre. Topside is a critical link the chain of medical support to our clients’ remote onsite clinics.
Medilink’s 24/7 emergency alert response service provides the assurance of immediate medical support for client teams on the road, whether in remote areas or urban centres. It operates an automatic in-vehicle emergency alert linking to our alarm centre.
Our Hassi Messaoud Medical Centre in Algeria opened this week, marking our international growth and the launch of state-of-the-art emergency medical services and facilities to support the oil and gas sector in the region.
Medilink International provides occupational health consultancy to companies setting up or revising their ‘fitness to work’ policies and protocols. OHS is paramount in protecting employee health and welfare.
Clinical governance is critical to delivering professional medical services. Medilink’s Head of Clinical Governance Stephen Benbow explains its role in depth and how it benefits our clients.
With long experience in delivering medical and health services on the ground, Medilink is a professional, trusted Third Party Administration partner. Our TPA services are a win-win, benefiting insurers, self-insurers and claimants.
Successful international medical evacuation requires exceptional service delivery, both medical and administrative. We take an insider look at Medilink’s medevac services in action.
Remote medic jobs are demanding but offer incredibly rewarding careers. Medilink looks at the professional qualifications and personal qualities required and the path to recruitment.
Medilink marks World Day to Combat Hepatitis, 28 July, 2016. We look at what hepatitis is, how it’s transmitted and the routine screening and vaccination measures you can take to avoid it.
In 2004 the World Health Organization (WHO) created the World Blood Donor Day, an event to be celebrated annually every June 14th. The purpose is to honour and thank all the donors that help save lives every day and to exhort and motivate others to become blood donors too.
Every year the World Health Organization highlights a theme related to tobacco control for the World No Tobacco Day, celebrated on the 31st of May.
Following the first registered Yellow Fever case in December 2015, suffered by a citizen of Eritrea, who was visiting the district of Viana in the country’s capital,
On the 25 April, 2016, the World Health Organization promoted Malaria Day. This year’s focus and theme is “End malaria for good”, in line with the framework and vision of the “Global technical strategy for malaria
April 7th is World Health Day, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). This year the focus of the World Health Day is “Beat Diabetes”.
The theme of World TB Day 2016 is “Unite to End TB”, Medilink and its domestic and international clinics are working together to eliminate this deadly disease.
In Sabratha, 66 km west of Tripoli, the last week in February saw continuing clashes between IS Forces and the LNA supported by Sabratha allied militias, with multiple deaths and casualties.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare condition in which a person’s immune system attacks their peripheral nerves. In many cases there is a history of infection that causes the immune response in the nerves. People of all ages can be affected, but it is more common in adults and in males.
Medilink International has launched its new website in line with its new brand identity.
‘Our new website portrays better our presence in the international market providing medical support services to industry worldwide, outlining both our history and vision for the future’ said Maria Melillo, General Manager.
Medilink International has unveiled its new brand identity with a fresh new logo. The new identity will be rolled out to Medilink’s operations over the next months.
Medilink started its operations providing medical services in Libya and since then has grown into a key player in the provision of medical support services to industry in locations worldwide.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya has announced that 40% of the country’s pharmacies stock fake medication and has recommended that the government takes immediate action on pharmacies.
This is expected to put further strain on the Kenyan healthcare system which is already struggling to cope with nursing strikes in Nairobi.
Thanks to the generosity of our staff and their donations, the New Education School in Mtwara, Tanzania has been transformed from a building that was lacking in not just desks, chairs, books and writing materials, but that was a safety hazard to the 150 students of the school.
“We are committed to an arms race with the mosquitos, one that is becoming more intense… We need a long-term strategy”
The reality today is that half of the world’s population is still at risk of malaria, with most cases and deaths concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa. This is why the World Health Organisation wants this year’s focus of World Malaria Day, celebrated on the 25th of April, to be on defeating this disease. The target being set is a reduction of 90% in the number of cases and deaths of malaria by 2030 – an ambitious target that will not be achieved without significant and sustained investment to make prevention and treatment for the disease available and to combat the rise in drug and insecticide resistance.
Between the 24th and 30th April, 2015, the World will be celebrating ‘World Immunization Week”. This year, the focus is to “Close the Immunization Gap”. The intention is to renew efforts at a global, regional and national level to increase the awareness and demand for immunization.
Medilink International is committed to assisting the communities in which we work with sustainable projects in health and education.
As part of our programme, Medilink’s CSR Committee has elected to support New Education School in Mtwara, Tanzania.
This school educates 150 children between the ages of 3 and 15 and employs 3 teachers. The school building is in a dilapidated state which is a hazardous environment for both children and adults to be in. The classroom has no furniture and children sit on the floor. The school also lacks books and other teaching aids.