|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
Medical facilities in The Gambia are very limited, some treatments are unavailable, and emergency services can be unpredictable and unreliable. Travelers should carry their own supplies of prescription as well as over-the-counter medicines or treatments.
You can find good information on vaccinations and other health precautions on the CDC website. For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, consult the World Health Organization (WHO) website. The WHO website also contains additional health information for travelers, including detailed country-specific health information.
Malaria is a serious risk to travelers in The Gambia. Travelers who become ill with a fever or flu-like illness while traveling in The Gambia (and for up to one year after returning home) should seek prompt medical attention and tell the physician their travel history, as well as what anti-malarial medications they have been taking.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||84.4%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||9.9%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||94.2%|
|HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate||2%|
|Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population||1.1|
|People Living with HIV/AIDS||18,000|
|Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population||.11|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||39.8%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||64%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||55%|
|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 and dengue fever|
|Water contact disease (s)||schistosomiasis|
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