|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
Medical facilities in Lesotho are limited and there is no reliable ambulance service. Specialist care is available in Bloemfontein, South Africa, 90 miles west of Maseru. U.S. Embassy Maseru maintains a list of physicians and other health care professionals, but the Embassy does not guarantee service or provide recommendations.
Many medicines are unavailable at facilities in Lesotho; travelers should carry with them an adequate supply of necessary medicines and/or prescription drugs, along with copies of their prescriptions. Lesotho has a very high HIV prevalence, currently estimated at 23 percent of the adult population. Tuberculosis is a serious health concern in Lesotho.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||76.7%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||18.7%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||93.2%|
|HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate||23.6%|
|Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population||1.3|
|People Living with HIV/AIDS||290,000|
|Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population||.05|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||70.4%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||37%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||26.7%|
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