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Wellness for a Global Workforce: Workplace wellness initiatives in low and middle-income countries

Workplace wellness initiatives are as varied as the organizations and locations in which they operate. With the vast majority of evidence and advice centered on high-income settings, designing and implementing a wellness initiative in a low or middle-income setting can be a daunting prospect.

GBCHealth and Sentinel Consulting Ltd. conducted a study of 40 corporations and non-governmental organizations currently implementing wellness programs in 31 low and middle-income countries to find out what works and to collate evidence of impact.

We explored the motivations for developing programs, the health conditions and risk factors most often targeted, how programs are implemented and evaluated, and useful lessons learned by program custodians. Finally, we include a checklist for program managers developing a wellness program for their own organization.

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