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For most people 1st December means little more than providing the green light to finally get started on the advent calendar. For many others it's the day that millions across the world unite to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, a condition that World First was the first insurer to offer a travel insurance policy for. 

What happened for World AIDS Day 2017?

For most people 1st December means little more than providing the green light to finally get started on the advent calendar. For many others it's the day that millions across the world unite to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, a condition …

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Ticket? Money? Passport? What’s your biggest holiday worry?

Ticket? Money? Passport? What’s your biggest holiday worry?

The end of the year is looming. That means thoughts will soon turn to summer 2018. Is it the same for you? What are your plans so far? New research from The Foreign and Commonwealth Office suggests that 72% of …

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How to travel with medication

Taking your meds on holiday? How to avoid trouble abroad.

Imagine the scene. You’re looking forward to a holiday. You’ve been saving for months and looking forward to it for an age. You’ve spoken to your doctor, got the right medical travel insurance and made sure you’ve got enough medication …

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Ever heard of Frederick Banting? The Canadian medical scientist was born on 14th November 1891 - and he’s the reason World Diabetes Day is celebrated on the same date every year. Find out what he did, how it changed history and the strong message that World Diabetes Day has for its global audience of one billion people. 

World Diabetes Day 2017 has a message for every woman on the planet

Ever heard of Frederick Banting? The Canadian medical scientist was born on 14th November 1891 - and he’s the reason World Diabetes Day is celebrated on the same date every year. Find out what he did, how it changed history …

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A heart attack in the USA would dent your savings to the tune of around £4,000. We offer reliable travel insurance with cover for up to £10,000,000 medical expenses.

Why EVERYONE (even you) needs medical cover in their travel insurance

You have a clean bill of health. You’re active. Why do you need medical cover in your travel insurance? The answers may surprise you...

Leiomyosarcoma Cancer

July: Leiomyosarcoma Cancer Awareness Month

Leiomyosarcoma cancer: it’s an uncommon disease. And as such it needs more awareness than ever this July. Here's how we're helping.

Erb's palsy is a birth injury covered by World First insurance that results in damage to an infant's brachial plexus – a system of nerves in the shoulder and upper arm.

You should know about Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week

You should know about Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week Chances are you don’t know about Erb’s palsy. (If you do, you should probably still read this article.) Here to change that and highlight why all expectant parents should be aware is …

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Childhood cancer. How CLIC Sargent help make it better.

Imagine being told your child has cancer. It simply doesn’t bear thinking about does it? But this is the reality faced by thousands of parents every year here in the UK. According to CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading childhood cancer …

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Tell us your secrets. Today is World Aids Day.

Tell us your secrets. Today is World Aids Day. Today is the day we take time to think about AIDS and HIV and its impact around the world. And, if we can, do something to help those less fortunate than us. …

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Ebola in Africa: latest travel advice

Ebola in Africa: latest travel advice Following the arrival in the UK of the first British victim of Ebola and our recent blog post about its spread and whether or not travellers to Africa should be worried about it, the …

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