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Medical Risk Ratings are determined by the International SOS Medical Information and Analysis team by assessing a range of health risks and mitigating factors including: infectious diseases, environmental factors, medical evacuation data, the standard of available local emergency medical and dental care, access to quality pharmaceutical supplies, and cultural, language or administrative barriers. Individual country medical risk ratings are determined via a proprietary algorithm based on 24 indicators with content coming from public data sources and the first-hand knowledge of International SOS Regional Medical Directors.

Travel security risk ratings are developed by International SOS and Control Risks and are based on the current threat posed to travellers and international assignees by political violence (including terrorism, insurgency, politically motivated unrest and war), social unrest (including sectarian, communal and ethnic violence) as well as violent and petty crime. Other factors, such as the robustness of the transport infrastructure, the state of industrial relations, the effectiveness of the security and emergency services and the country’s susceptibility to natural disasters are also considered where they are of sufficient magnitude to impact the overall risk environment for travellers.

Published in 2017, Travel Risk Map is an annual rating review of the prevalent medical and security risks across the world (‘Risk Ratings’).

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The Risk Ratings are compiled from sources that International SOS considers to be reliable or are expressions of opinion. International SOS has made reasonable commercial efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information on which the Risk Ratings are based, however, the Risk Ratings are provided ‘as is’ and include reasonable judgements in the circumstances prevailing at the time. The Risk Ratings provided should not be construed as definitive or binding advice. Boundaries and names shown on this map do not imply endorsement or acceptance by International SOS Assistance Ltd or its Affiliates. The Travel Risk Map is a global representation of medical and travel security risk. All risk ratings shown are taken in November 2017. Please consult International SOS for the very latest ratings and more detailed information on country-specific risks.


Hein Baartmans is responsible for managing several global accounts and for development and delivery of integrated Control Risks services in the Benelux countries, the wider European region and beyond. He is based in Amsterdam.


Recent examples of Hein’s work include:
  • More than a decade of account and project management of embedded security risk consulting services to a national government department with an international network of representative offices.
  • Account and project management of an assignment to a maritime construction company in Venezuela. The project included on- and off-shore risk analysis and monitoring, as well as embedded security risk consulting and operational support.
  • Account and project management of a long-term global assignment, providing an embedded crisis management trainer for senior national and regional management teams of a major oil and gas company.
  • Delivery of high-end crisis consultancy tasks and management of projects which are related to the accounts that he supervises, mainly focused on the specific market sectors of oil & gas and maritime.


Before joining Control Risks, Hein was a management consultant specialising in recruitment and selection and in personal and team development processes. As Senior Manager, Human Resources at Reebok Europe, he was responsible for all human resources-related aspects of the transition of Reebok’s European activities into a centrally led and integrated, pan European organisation.

Hein previously attended the Royal Netherlands Naval College and served as an officer in the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps. He has a master’s degree in International Human Resources Leadership, speaks Dutch and English fluently, and has a good knowledge of German and French.

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