Travel medicine aims at assessing the potential risks deriving from travel and operations in remote locations with different environments and public health conditions.

Eni E&P has a complex operating environment that includes 1,093 expatriates (478 family members), 12,303 locals (family:15000), 43,450 Air tickets per year to overseas destinations, 972 workers in working missions in 36 Business Units in 25 countries. This operational environment is often characterized by: Remote locations; Health and social underdevelopment in some countries; Lack of medical legislation and procedures in some countries; Socio-political implications & Lack of security

There are factors that can affect overall risk including: Duration of the trip, Individual factors, Housing, Eating and Drinking, Work and recreational activities, Contact with animals, Sexual contacts, and the epidemic diseases that include as happened in April and May 2009, the pandemic risk.

Taking all factors that can affect hazard exposure into consideration, appear the question about what we can do for our travellers?. Taking the tools available for risk mitigation and in consideration with the operating areas where our travellers work, Eni E&P - SMES have developed an effective and consistent approach:

Health Risk Assessments, Fitness to Work, Personal Meeting, Brochures, Vaccinations, Anti Malarial Prophylaxis, Country Guides, Health Resources, Health Community, Human Resources – International mobility, International References and epidemiological monitoring, Special Kits (Malaria and Influenza A), Medical Support, International Evacuation & Insurance, Behavioural information.

International References and epidemiological monitoring are important tools to verify the changes in the risk related with the transmission diseases. During the period of pandemic or epidemic situations, the information to all the travellers and business units, the elaboration of contingency plans, and the measures in place all in accordance with the international and national health organizations, allow to be prepared in the moment of the confront with the risk.

The Travel medicine program aims to prevent ill health and promote the workers’ health and well-being while abroad, and are part of a wider activity aiming to steer business units and subsidiaries in the implementation of an occupational health and medical support program.

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