Niamey - 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 medical care in local economy. All we have is the Med Unit (and medevac) - Aug 2022

Niger is 80% Sahara Desert, there is a lot of dust and sand, which can cause breathing difficulties. The medical unit at the Embassy is very good, but anything more than food poisoning or flu is going to get you medevaced. There are dentists, but most dental issues required a medevac as well. - Apr 2020

Any serious medical issue will require medevac. - Jul 2019

Malaria is a real threat, so take your meds. Most people run into stomach issues the first few weeks at post; be prepared to throw all modesty out the window when you have to submit a sample to the health unit. Amoebic dysentery is real. You will be medically evacuated for anything serious. - Oct 2017

Malaria is a huge issue, as is meningitis. Medical care does not exist outside the U.S. embassy and a few charitable groups - expect any remotely major issue to require evacuation. - Oct 2017

You can get an x-ray if you break your arm, but only if the technician is there (maybe he had to go to another clinic, just wait, take a Tylenol, he'll be back in 2 hours) and the equipment and electricity are working. There are pharmacies with the medication you would need for pain or antibiotic but they aren't as strong as what you're used to. Malaria is a real threat. - Aug 2015

Best health care is from the missionary doctors. If anything major happens, you'll need to be on the first plane out. - Jul 2013

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