Haiti Medical Travel Information

Medical Facilities and Health Information Medical facilities in Haiti are scarce and for the most part sub-standard. Outside of the capital standards are often even lower than in Port-au-Prince. Medical care in Port-au-Prince is limited, and the level of community sanitation is extremely low. Life-threatening emergencies often require evacuation by air ambulance at the patient's expense. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment in advance for health services. In the event of a medical emergency requiring evacuation, a list of air ambulance or charter flight services is available at the ACS web site.

Incidents of cholera have declined significantly since a major outbreak in 2010 and travelers are generally not at high risk; however, cholera persists in many areas of Haiti. Prior to travel, U.S. citizens should obtain information about cholera and other health-related issues by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions, malaria and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747) or via the CDC web site.
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 47.5%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 37.6%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 74.6%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 1.9%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 1.3
People Living with HIV/AIDS 120,000
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population .25
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 75.6%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 31%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 16.3%
Major Infectious Diseases - degree of risk high
Food or Waterborne Disease (s) bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
Vectorborne Disease (s) dengue fever and malaria

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