Maseru - Post Report Question and Answers
Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?
No. It's nice to not have to worry about malaria in Lesotho. The health care is poor and you should go to South Africa for any real issues. - Aug 2020
Many. Very poor local health care. High HIV/AIDS rate. High tuberculosis rate. This is our biggest concern with small children and no decent medical care except in Bloem, two hours away. - May 2016
YES, lots of concern. This is one of the highest HIV/AIDS populations in the world. Aside from that, the medical care is not great. For anything routine or major, you really want to go to South Africa. We did experience a medical emergency and I'm glad we were only 2 hours from Bloemfontein, but it was still 2 hours...I was medevac'd to the U.S. to have my baby, but Pretoria was an option. - Aug 2015
There is no quality local medical care. Patients can be stabilized in some situations, but the nearest good quality care is in Bloemfontein, SA, which is 1.5 hrs by car from Maseru. - Jun 2010
No health facilities here. We go to the doctors in Ladybrand as we don't like the Lesotho health. For any hospital care or specialist care you really need to go to Bloemfontein. - Mar 2009