|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
Medical facilities in Ghana are limited, particularly outside Accra, the capital. Travelers should carry adequate supplies of any needed prescription medicines, along with copies of their prescriptions, the generic name of the drugs, and a supply of preferred over-the-counter medications.
Documentation of Yellow fever vaccination is required upon arrival from all countries.
Motor vehicle accidents, drownings, and water-related accidents due to Ghana's rough surf have been reported by U.S. citizens. Muggings, and other violent attacks, as well as the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases - including HIV - are health and safety concerns that have been reported by U.S. citizens and can be at least partially mitigated by using common-sense safety precautions.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||81.3%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||12.8%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||92.5%|
|HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate||1.8%|
|Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population||.9|
|People Living with HIV/AIDS||260,000|
|Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population||.09|
|Diseases - note||highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||85.6%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||19.9%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||8.4%|
|Major Infectious Diseases - degree of risk||very high|
|Animal Contact Disease (s)||rabies|
|Food or Waterborne Disease (s)||bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever|
|Respiratory disease (s)||meningococcal meningitis|
|Vectorborne Disease (s)||malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever|
|Water contact disease (s)||schistosomiasis|
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