MISSION BRIEF: January, 2018

January 25, 2018
Categories: In Action

Mission Brief: January, 2018

Every day, Global Rescue personnel are involved in medical, security, and travel operations all over the globe. Here is a snapshot of some of our recent activity. 


NEPAL – Performed field rescues for two members who suffered concurrent medical conditions while trekking on different mountains in the Himalaya.

RWANDA – Advised an employee of a Global Rescue corporate client who began to suffer serious complications following the removal of a medical device while working in Kigali.

PERU – Provided medical advisory services to a member who developed frostbite on his leg while traveling near Lima.

UNITED STATES – Arranged for the medical care of a member who experienced blurred vision while traveling in Maine.

SWITZERLAND – Advised and assisted a member who suffered a broken foot while traveling in Switzerland, and arranged specialized air and ground transportation.

BOTSWANA – Recommended treatment and evaluated local medical care for a student traveling with a partner educational organization who became ill while traveling in Botswana.

BRAZIL – Provided medical advisory services for an employee of a corporate client who suffered serious breathing difficulty while traveling in Sao Paolo.

MACEDONIA – Advised and assisted a member who was traveling in Macedonia when her poison ivy rash worsened and caused internal discomfort.

NEPAL – Performed a field rescue and helicopter evacuation for a member who suffered a serious infection while trekking in the Himalaya.

ITALY – Advised a member whose two young sons experienced ear pain after swimming in a pool in Venice, and provided guidance in following Italian language directions on medication from a local pharmacy.

PHILIPPINES – Escorted, to a local medical facility, a member who suffered a broken arm while traveling in the Philippines, and assisted with travel arrangements back to the U.S. and with medical care upon arrival.


UNITED KINGDOM – Assisted the employee of a client organization who neglected to carry citizenship papers while traveling to London. Global Rescue security personnel advised the member on how to obtain the proper paperwork to be able to return home the following day.

UGANDA – Advised a member who was traveling in Kampala when she and her traveling companion were robbed and thrown out of a vehicle. Global Rescue provided medical advisory services when the member developed a fever and maintained contact throughout the travelers’ return safely home to the United States.

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS – Provided assessments of the security and medical risks to clients and members in multiple locations including Turkey and Angola.


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