What is healthcare in Burundi like?

Facilities and Health Information:

Medical facilities in Burundi do not meet United States standards. You should carry an ample supply of properly-labeled prescription drugs and other medications with you, as certain medications and prescription drugs are unavailable or in short supply. Sterility of equipment is questionable, and treatment is unreliable. Ambulance assistance is non-existent and emergency services are all but unavailable. Hospital care in Burundi should be considered in only the most serious cases and when no reasonable alternatives are available. Malaria prophylaxis is strongly recommended for travel to all parts of Burundi.

Drinking Water Source - % of rural population improved"

73.2%

Drinking Water Source - % of total population unimproved:

24.7%

Drinking Water Source - % of urban population improved:

91.5%

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

3.3%

Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population:

1.9

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

180,000

Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population:

.03

Sanitation Facility Access - % of total population unimproved:

52.5%

Sanitation Facility Access - % of urban population improved:

42.7%

Sanitation Facitlity Access - % of rural population improved:

48.1%

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

Vectorborne Disease (s):

malaria and dengue fever

Water contact disease (s):

schistosomiasis

Disability Access In Burundi

Accessibility:

While in Burundi, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from what you find in the United States. Although local law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, this law is not enforced. Furthermore, there are no laws requiring access to transportation, communication, or public buildings for persons with disabilities. There are few sidewalks and no curb-cuts. Most buildings do not have functioning elevators. People with disabilities living in Burundi must rely on their families for support.

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