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Hi there and welcome to Abroad with Care, the podcast that makes health easy for expats in Asia. 
My name is Andrea. Every day, I help expats make the most of their life abroad. Having lived and worked internationally, I know first-hand that moving to a new country can be one of the most enriching experiences in life. But, when it comes to health, it can also be one of the most challenging ones. So how do you protect yourself and your family? 
This is what Abroad with Care is about.
Every two weeks, an expert will address real-life concerns and provide concrete advice, all in under 10 minutes. Budgets, hospitals, maternity, vaccinations, practitioners,... Whether you live in Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam or Thailand, you no longer need to worry about these topics. You will find simple answers to the most pressing questions right here.

This podcast is sponsored by APRIL International, a leading insurance services group supporting expats when it matters. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com.
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For the last episode of 2021, we want to tackle a growing challenge for expats: how to switch careers? We are excited to interview Adrian Choo, CEO of Career Agility International, also known as the “Career Strategist'' in SIngapore. Adrian has coached many expats and will provide some insightful advice on career change. You will learn: ✏️ The main steps to a successful career switch 📎 Specific recommendations for expats in Asia 💪 How to be better mentally and physically prepared for this journey You will also hear the story of Celine, the co-founder of  Conspiracy Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate brand. After a few years in testing and innovation, she made a bold move to follow her passion: food. 🎧 Put your headphones on for 12 minutes only and get some peace of mind. ********************************************************************************************* Was this episode helpful for you? Feel free to leave us a review to make this podcast more visible to expats. Your friends may have the same questions as you and you can help them out by sharing this episode with them.  ********************************************************************************************* Do you want to know more regarding health insurance? APRIL Insurance is here for you. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com
Will you give birth in a public or in a private hospital? As a parent-to-be, this is one of the first big decisions you have to make for your children. In this episode, we want to make your decision more straightforward. Andrea has interviewed Rosie Adams, registered midwife working at OT&P Healthcare in Hong Kong, to give you the insights you need to choose. You will learn: 🤰 The differences between public and private healthcare for prenatal care 👶 The difference between public and private hospitals for giving birth 🤱 The top criteria you need to take into account to make a decision You will also hear the story of Aude, a French mum who gave birth to her first child in a public hospital in Hong Kong, in the middle of the pandemic. She tells us why she was so happy about her choice. 🎧 Put your headphones on for 12 minutes only and get some peace of mind. ********************************************************************************************* Was this episode helpful for you? Feel free to leave us a review to make this podcast more visible to expats. Your friends may have the same questions as you and you can help them out by sharing this episode with them.  ********************************************************************************************* Do you want to know more regarding health insurance? APRIL Insurance is here for you. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com
Jack Ma famously said that it was a blessing to be part of the “996 work culture”, which is predominant in Asia. But what are the consequences on our health? In today’s Abroad With Care episode, Andrea has interviewed one expert and one expat to help you protect yourself in spite of frenetic lifestyles: - Dr. Damien Mouellic, Osteopath and Functional Medicine practitioner and Director of Central & Stanley Wellness - Nick, expat for 11 years in Singapore and Hong Kong You will learn: ⏰ What does working culture look like in Asia? 💊 What is the impact of it on your health?  💥 What are the signs of a burnout? 👍 How to prevent it?  ********************************************************************************************* Was this episode helpful for you? Feel free to leave us a review to make this podcast more visible to expats. Your friends may have the same questions as you and you can help them out by sharing this episode with them.  ********************************************************************************************* Do you want to know more regarding health insurance? APRIL Insurance is here for you. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com
We know how overwhelming it can be to try to understand vaccinations for you and your family in Asia. In this episode, we’ve got you covered!  To answer your questions, Andrea has interviewed one expert and one expat: - Mélissandre Noël, general practitioner at International Medical Clinic in Singapore - Catherine Sylvain, Canadian mum of 2 boys in Singapore You will learn: 💉 What vaccinations are mandatory for you and your child?  👌 What are the recommended ones? 💵 How much does it cost? 😷 And… What are the local vaccination strategies against COVID-19? ********************************************************************************************* Was this episode helpful for you? Feel free to leave us a review to make this podcast more visible to expats. Your friends may have the same questions as you and you can help them out by sharing this episode with them.  ********************************************************************************************* Do you want to know more regarding health insurance? APRIL Insurance is here for you. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com
Anxious? Tired? Sluggish? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may be just what you need. Not sure? In this episode, you will understand how TCM could help you feel better in your everyday life. Andrea has interviewed Roxanne Issurdatt, a Chinese medicinal practitioner from The Round Clinic in Hong Kong. Roxanne tells us more about this practice:  - What is TCM - What are the health benefits  - Why it is a great supplement to Western medicine  - What are more and more expats turning to it You will also learn from Tamlyn’s experience. When she moved to Hong Kong 15 years ago, she started using TCM. That completely changed her life. ********************************************************************************************* Was this episode helpful for you? Feel free to leave us a review to make this podcast more visible to expats. Your friends may have the same questions as you and you can help them out by sharing this episode with them.  ********************************************************************************************* Do you want to know more regarding health insurance? APRIL Insurance is here for you. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com
Summer is almost over and many of us traveled overseas to see our loved ones or have a vacation. Now, it’s time to go through (much feared) quarantine, alone or with your family.  How do you survive and thrive when you have to stay in a hotel room for several weeks, in Hong Kong or in Singapore? Get ready to survive and thrive thanks to the tips shared in this episode by: - Cardeux Nel, senior physiotherapist at Hong Kong Sports Clinic  - Marie Delabarre, who experienced a 3-week quarantine in Hong Kong Their advice will help you: - Eat better - Sleep better - Entertain your kids  - Look after your mental health We wish good luck to all of you who have to stay in quarantine. ********************************************************************************************* Was this episode helpful for you? Feel free to leave us a review to make this podcast more visible to expats. Your friends may have the same questions as you and you can help them out by sharing this episode with them.  ********************************************************************************************* Do you want to know more regarding health insurance? APRIL Insurance is here for you. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com
Dealing with long-distance relationships is one of the biggest challenges for expats. It has become even more difficult because of the pandemic.  In this new episode of our podcast Abroad With Care, Andrea welcomes Jill Carroll, psychotherapist from Central Minds in Hong Kong. She shares her advice to help you better manage these relationships and take care of your mental health.  You will also hear Sara's story. Having been living in Hong Kong for 4 years, she turned COVID events into new life opportunities. In this episode, you will learn: - Tips to better nurture long-distance as well as home relationships - Concrete advice to take care of your mental health ********************************************************************************************* Was this episode helpful for you? Feel free to leave us a review to make this podcast more visible to expats. Your friends may have the same questions as you and you can help them out by sharing this episode with them.  ********************************************************************************************* Do you want to know more regarding health insurance? APRIL Insurance is here for you. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com
Living in Asia with your little ones is one of the most enriching experiences in your life. But, as an expat, healthcare systems for babies and toddlers may be tricky to navigate.  So, how do you protect them?  In this new episode of Abroad With Care, Andrea interviews Natalie Spencer, registered nurse and midwife from Mother and Child Singapore, to answer our questions.  You will also learn from Karima's story who moved from Switzerland to Singapore with her two babies and then gave birth there.  With this episode, you will know:  - How to find the right doctor and hospital - How to navigate through cultural differences - What vaccines are advised for your baby   ********************************************************************************************* Was this episode helpful for you? Feel free to leave us a review to make this podcast more visible to expats. Your friends may have the same questions as you and you can help them out by sharing this episode with them.  ********************************************************************************************* Do you want to know more regarding health insurance? APRIL Insurance is here for you. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com
It is one of the most common dilemmas when you need to go to the hospital in Asia: will you choose a public or a private one? In this new episode, Andrea welcomes an expert who will finally shed light on the differences between public and private sectors in Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand, Sam Cooper. Sam Cooper is the CEO of CCW Global, a leading health insurance broker headquartered in Hong Kong. Costs, experiences, services, languques... He tells us what to expect in both systems. He will help you make you an informed choice when you face this dilemma. In this episode, you will learn: - The key difference between getting healed in a private or a public hospital  - How to make an informed decision between both sectors - Where to go in case of an emergency ********************************************************************************************* Was this episode helpful for you? Feel free to leave us a review to make this podcast more visible to expats. Your friends may have the same questions as you and you can help them out by sharing this episode with them.  ********************************************************************************************* Do you want to know more regarding health insurance? APRIL Insurance is here for you. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com
Whether you are pregnant, planning to have a baby or simply need a regular checkup, you may be looking for an Obstetrician-Gynecologist also known as OB-GYN. But finding one you trust and feel comfortable with might be a real headache when you are new in Asia.  In this new episode of Abroad With Care, you will better understand how OB-GYN work in Asia and get tips to find the right one for you, straight from an expert: Dr. Michelle Tsui, OB-GYN specialist, based in Hong Kong.  You will also hear Saida’s story, who gave birth in Hong Kong and in Singapore. 2 countries, 2 different experiences! You will learn: - The difference between visiting a OB-GYN in the private or in the public sector - Hong Kong and Singapore OB-GYN specificities compared to Europe or the US - Concrete tips to help you find the right specialist for you ********************************************************************************************* Was this episode helpful for you? Feel free to leave us a review to make this podcast more visible to expats. Your friends may have the same questions as you and you can help them out by sharing this episode with them.  ********************************************************************************************* Do you want to know more regarding health insurance? APRIL Insurance is here for you. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com
Let’s face it: in Asia, healthcare bills can quickly add up. You might have already experienced that by yourself.  In this second episode of Abroad With Care, we want to give you proven tips and tricks to avoid any bad surprises and help you to optimise your health budget. For this reason, Andrea has interviewed an expert, Luke Hickey. Luke is the General manager of Health & Employee benefits at Pacific Prime, a leading global brokerage firm.  But first, you will listen to Pedro’s story. Pedro moved from Europe to Singapore three years ago. When he arrived, he had no idea that the healthcare system was so different and so expensive.  In this episode, you will learn: - Why the healthcare systems are so expensive in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand - Key budget mistakes that you can actually easily avoid - Advice to optimize your health costs for your and your family  ********************************************************************************************* Was this episode helpful for you? Feel free to leave us a review to make this podcast more visible to expats. Your friends may have the same questions as you and you can help them out by sharing this episode with them.  ********************************************************************************************* Do you want to know more regarding health insurance? APRIL Insurance is here for you. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com
Welcome to the first episode of Abroad With Care, the podcast that makes health easy for expats in Asia.  Moving to Asia can be quite confusing when it comes to health. How do healthcare systems work? As an expat, what do you need to plan to be protected?  In our first episode, Andrea welcomes a great expert to answer these questions: Amelie Dionne, co-founder and managing director of AD MediLink, a leading health insurance broker and advisor in Hong Kong.  But first, you'll hear Xavier’s story. In 2009, Xavier moved from Europe to Singapore with his wife. Getting to know the local healthcare system was quite a shock for him. Then, you will get the useful insights and real-life tips from Amelie to help you navigate through the healthcare systems in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam. ********************************************************************************************* Was this episode helpful for you? Feel free to leave us a review to make this podcast more visible to expats. Your friends may have the same questions as you and you can help them out by sharing this episode with them.  ********************************************************************************************* Do you want to know more regarding health insurance? APRIL Insurance is here for you. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com
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2021-04-2601:41

Hi there and welcome to Abroad with Care, the podcast that makes health easy for expats in Asia.  My name is Andrea, from the UK. Every day, I help expats make the most of their life abroad. Having lived and worked internationally, I know first-hand that moving to a new country can be one of the most enriching experiences in life. But, when it comes to health, it can also be one of the most challenging ones. So how do you protect yourself and your family?  This is what Abroad with Care is about. Discover more about what is in it for you in the teaser.  If you are an expat living in Asia, we would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment and we will do our best to address any health-related questions you may have.  Oh, and one last thing: make sure to subscribe, so that you don't miss out on our short episodes. Be sure to tune in to our first episode next week!  *********************************************************************************************** This podcast is sponsored by APRIL International, a leading insurance services group supporting expats when it matters. Find out more information at asia.april-international.com.
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MorganeMarie

Very insightful podcast 👌

May 6th
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