Our posts: Health

We explain the most frequently asked health related questions from expats and give precious advice when you live abroad.

hydrating eating summer
Health 30 June 2022
Hydrating and eating well in summer

With the arrival of summer, it is common for our weight, but also our digestive system, to alter. This is due to changes in the timetable and the irregularity of our eating habits, as we eat more meals away from home and at different times than usual. It is therefore important to adjust our diet…

skin cancer
Health 3 June 2022
Skin cancer: Everything you need to know and how to prevent it

In recent years, we have been witnessing an increase in diagnosed cases of skin cancer, as well as a greater awareness and interest to prevent it. At Foyer Global Health and together with Teladoc Health we want to do our bit by speaking about this disease with the aim of promoting early detection through self-examination…

best healthcare systems
Health 25 May 2022
The best healthcare systems in the world

The quality, accessibility and cost of health services are at the heart of expatriates’ concerns when they consider moving abroad. Based on various health systems’ rankings as well as key performance indicators, Foyer Global Health provides you with an overview of the five best healthcare systems in the world. Rankings of world’s best healthcare systems…

expat mental health
Health 15 April 2022
Expat mental health: how to prevent risks?

Two years ago, we shared with you an article on homesickness and its impact on stress specific to expatriates, without knowing that in 2022, the subject would be even more topical. Indeed, the Covid-19 crisis has particularly amplified this problem and led some governments to make mental health a pillar of their national strategy. Health…

world health day 2022
Health 7 April 2022
World Health Day 2022

The origin of the word health goes back to the Latin “salus” or “salvatio”, which means: “to be able to overcome an obstacle”. This meaning has evolved in our society until, in 1946, the World Health Organisation (WHO) defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence…

international health insurance covid vaccines
Health 10 March 2022
Health coverage: which vaccines are authorised in the world?

At the time of writing, nearly 4.4 billion people are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 worldwide. For a complete vaccination schedule, some countries require four doses (depending on your health situation), others require three (the booster dose), however most countries agree on two doses. Our Covid International Health Insurance reimburses you for all Covid-19 related costs…

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Health 8 March 2022
International Women’s Day: Women and their Health

The world has made unprecedented progress in recent years. We have reached the moon; we have discovered the origins of the human species or revolutionized the technological world. However, no country in the world has yet managed to achieve complete equality between men and women. According to the UN (1), women get paid 23% less…

online speech therapy
Health 13 December 2021
Online Speech Therapy for Expatriates

Today, Noémie Bessay, a French speech therapist, tells us about remote speech therapy for expatriates. Remote speech pathology allows us to offer online speech therapy assessments and sessions. Noémie proposes these services via her website Monorthophonisteetmoi.com. In this article, she explains who is concerned by this telecare service and what are the advantages of remote speech…

testicular cancer movember
Health 11 November 2021
Movember: the importance of testicular self-examination

Testicular self-examination in men is a simple manoeuvre that, correctly oriented, can give us a lot of information regarding testicular well-being or discomfort. Therefore, it should become as frequent and effective for men as breast self-examination is for women.   Some statistics on testicular cancer Testicular cancer constitutes approximately 1% of all male tumours. The…

digital health services
Health 27 October 2021
Foyer Global Health allows you to talk to a doctor: any time, any place

Foyer Global Health has launched an exclusive and innovative online Health Portal for their customers. This new tool allows you to easily request various health-related services completely free of charge. To benefit from them you only have to access our new health portal (also available for smartphones and tablets). The online portal gives you 7…