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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?

Anything requiring serious attention will need to be addressed in South Africa which has excellent health care. - Sep 30, 2017
There are islands of excellence but most services are very limited and expensive. Quality of care is going down. For anything serious, medical evacuation is the best route. Lack of information on ingredients used in almost all products is scary. You don't know what you're eating. It looks nice but can contain all kinds of pesticides etc. - Jul 6, 2017
There are private doctors that can take care of basic needs.For anything serious you need to go to South Africa.The local health care system is in a shambles. - Jul 5, 2017
Decent but have good insurance - Apr 16, 2016
There is a Regional Medical Officer assigned to Harare. Local facilities are reasonably good. - Dec 8, 2013
The local HIV infection rate is pretty high.Drinking water should be distilled and as always with international travel, check your plastic water bottle seal. Malaria is a concern below Harare. Get your vaccines for everything your medical officer recommends. There are a few hospitals in town that offer decent medical care. - Jul 29, 2013
Emergency medical care is unpredictable. You will want to get medevac'd to South Africa for anything remotely serious. - Jun 21, 2009
The health care system has failed. Have a plan to be evacuated to South Africa for any traumas. They should be able to stabalize you for transport if you have the money. - Dec 5, 2008
Malaria, cholera and other issues need to be considered.embassy has medical assistance and there are still excellent local doctors but hospital facilities are lagging and med-evac woudl be best for most serious issues. - Sep 26, 2008