As businesses expand operations worldwide, consideration for the health of employees also comes into global view. Non-communicable diseases are growing area of concern around the world especially in middle and low income countries. Infectious diseases and injuries are still major challenges in these countries as well.
Many large employers try to be proactive in developing appropriate and reasoned responses to the changing needs of the workforce. Companies with both centralized and decentralized organizational structures are finding new and innovative ways to collaborate with local staff to understand regional issues that will have a significant impact on the success or failure of planned health initiatives or benefits changes.