N'djamena - 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?
Local medical care is extremely limited. - Aug 2020
Malaria is the most common disease that expats need to worry about. It's also just plain dangerous. Murder from gunshots and knives are common. Medical care is very poor. Almost any minor injury or sickness justifies a med-evac (assuming you live long enough). Chad has the lowest life expectancy anywhere on earth. Don't plan to have a heart attack here. It will probably be the last thing you ever do. - Apr 2014
Chad has every disease known to man. Get all your shots and take all your pills or you will get sick. Maybe permanently sick. Embassy has an American nurse practitioner. For anything serious you will be medevaced to London. The SOS (Swiss) clinic is good for minor treatments. They can stabilize serious patients for medevac if they have to. Outside the capital, it is non-existent. Do not come here with health problems. We had TDY trainer show up here who was 60+ years old with a heart condition. They medevaced him two days later and he barely made it out alive. I understand there is one French dentist, but I don't hear anything good about him. As far as I know, quality dental work cannot be done here. There are no pediatricians. - Nov 2006