Improving the Safety and Security of Those Engaged in Global Health Traveling Abroad

Friday, December 23, 2016

Published in Global Health: Science and Practice, this article highlights the need to improve the safety and security of global health students, faculty, residents, and workers who travel abroad, particularly those affiliated with smaller organizations or educational programs that lack resources and protocols. We offer a checklist covering 6 core elements: (1) institutional commitment, (2) trainee and faculty participation, (3) safety and security assessment and analysis, (4) risk and hazard prevention, (5) safety training, and (6) program evaluation.