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COVID-19 remains a huge challenge around the world. Find out how you’re covered. Service for members is unaffected.

International life insurance in times of global crisis

In the broader context of civil unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic, economic volatility is prompting consumers to tighten their belts. How can long-term protection products like life insurance keep relevant?

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Health Tips

Helping you to understand coronavirus (COVID-19) and how we’re protecting our members and staff

For us at William Russell, nothing is more important than the well-being of our members and staff. We’ve put together some FAQs providing information about how we’re protecting our members and how we’re keeping William Russell open for business throughout these difficult times.

Long Term illness care

Managing a long-term condition

Having a chronic condition shouldn’t stand in your way of pursuing a life overseas. But what research should you do before you leave and what questions need to be asked?

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How does physical activity affect your health?

How important is it to stay active as we age and what kind of activity brings the most benefits?

William Russell Antibiotics resistance

Antibiotics resistance: what you need to know

Many countries have strict rules governing the use of antibiotics. In the UK, Europe and US, they will only be prescribed if a doctor is confident the cause of an illness is bacterial and not caused by a virus or other pathogen. However, not all countries are so vigilant.

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Can you have a healthy Chinese new year?

How do the Chinese celebrate the Lunar New Year, and is the event physically or mentally beneficial?

What you need to know about MERS

What you need to know about MERS

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a relatively new respiratory illness that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Caused by a novel coronavirus (MERS-CoV), there have since been reports of a MERS outbreak in over 21 other countries such as China, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Why it is time to take action on heart disease

Why it’s time to take action on heart disease

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that heart diseases are the top cause of death around the world. But if you’re an expat, are you more at risk?

Ebola in Africa what expats need to know

Ebola in Africa: what expats need to know

Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme which coordinates outbreak responses, remarked that we have “learnt never, ever to underestimate the Ebola virus disease and we will be remaining vigilant.”

Tired all the time? How to get better sleep

Tired all the time? How to get better sleep

Sleep deprivation is a key global issue that is having a particular impact in east Asian cities.

Your guide to malaria protection

Your guide to malaria protection

Malaria prevention has always been a consideration for expats and travellers alike, but there have been reports of a treatment-resistant strain of the disease gradually sweeping through Southeast Asia.

Keeping active in Southeast Asia

Keeping active in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has the highest activity level in the world according to the World Health Organization, but there are growing concerns that physical fitness levels in the region are on the wane. Westernised influence of high-fat, sugary foods and long, sedentary working hours in front of computer screens are the main reasons for this concern.

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