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International SOS (iSOS) at +1-215-942-8478. Students requiring any type of emergency assistance are instructed to contact iSOS, who accepts collect calls and is available 24/7 to assist with overseas medical, security, or legal emergencies.

As an alternative, students may also call the UTMB Emergency Abroad dedicated phone at +1-409-761-1308. This number is monitored 24/7 while UTMB students are abroad, and will be answered by the designated UTMB Global Health personnel on-call. This number should ONLY be used for emergency issues.

Emergency E-mail Address

Our emergency e-mail address is:

This account will be monitored continuously, however the most direct method of communication is to phone iSOS and/or the UTMB emergency number, especially if  you need immediate assistance between 10pm-7am CST.

Questions or Concerns about Health & Safety

Please contact Dr. Matthew Dacso in the UTMB Global Health Education office at +1-713-206-3713 (cell) or by email at if you have any questions or concerns about non-emergency health and safety issues.

Parents, spouses, or other family members of traveling UTMB students should contact Dr. Matthew Dacso at +1-713-206-3713 (cell) or by email at for questions or concerns.

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