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Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?

There's a lot of air pollution and trash on the roads here. Also be advised that you can't drink the tap water. There are open ditches and open sewers too. Take your malaria meds regularly. - Aug 4, 2017
Malaria, yellow fever, HIV and AIDS, and if you need any kind of surgery you better get ready to jump on a plane. Pretty much any kind of medical condition will call for a medical evacuation. - Apr 6, 2017
Malaria. - Aug 11, 2016
Medical care is terrible. If you have something serious going on, they will medevac you to either London, Cape Town or DC. - May 4, 2014
Malaria pills are a must. Donít drink the tap water or use ice in restaurants. Fruits and vegetables must be sanitized. Donít swim in the open ocean or in still water, like Lake Volta (risk of schistosomiasis). Anything that requires a hospital will need to use medevac. - Apr 24, 2012
Medical care is not very good. - Aug 9, 2011
Malaria is a real concern here and antimalrials are recommended for everyone. - Jun 11, 2011
This isn't the place to have a serious health problem. The HU does a great job with what they have, but emergency services can be scary. Many folks join WARA (West African Rescue Assoc.) which provides good emergency care, but we are in Africa and conditions are sometimes less than ideal in public hospitals (even the expensive 37 Military Hospital) and equipment is older. Most women medevac to have children; it is required for embassy women. Malaria zone. Medevac is Pretoria or London. - Feb 24, 2010
Pretty good. - Feb 5, 2010
Malaria is a concern and one should be prepared to take a prophylaxis. - May 24, 2009