Abidjan - 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?

The harmattan is an annual issue, especially for those with allergies or asthma related issues. Medical care is decent. Medevac is rare. - Mar 2021

Medical care is sketchy so serious conditions require medevac. We mostly use the embassy med unit and that has been fine. - May 2020

Well, as previously stated malaria and mosquito borne illnesses are major concern. Hospital quality varies, and while there are some mildly tolerable hospitals, one will want to leave if one is pregnant, or needs major surgery. Any sort of major accident or surgery, or health incident that requires hospitalization should be evacuated. - Feb 2020

Malaria. Dengue. Chikunyunga. The medical care ranges from spotty to good. The embassy health unit has one of the best practitioners in the system right now. Evacuation would occur for trauma, need for surgery, etc. - Mar 2017

Embassy Abidjan currently has an excellent medical professional with a good staff. - Jun 2009

Many people get weird bugs and have tummy issues here when they first arrive. Malaria is a main concern - many embassy employees who were not taking anti-malaria meds have gotten it and do not recommend it! There have been a few isolated cases of dengue fever here too. The HIV/AIDS rate is very high. The local hospital PISAM is okay for routine care, but not up to international standards. People die here from routine surgery, so those who can afford it go to Europe for serious health issues. - Jan 2009

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