What is healthcare in Marshall Islands like?

Facilities and Health Information:

Health facilities in Majuro and Ebeye are adequate for routine medical problems. There are few or no health facilities available elsewhere in the Marshall Islands. Majuro has a private clinic and a public hospital. Ebeye also has a public hospital. Most outer islands have medical dispensaries. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Prescription and over the counter medicine may not be available. We recommend that you bring a supply of your prescription medication when you visit. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services. However, the local cost for service is quite minimal.

Tuberculosis is an increasingly serious health concern in the Marshall Islands.

Drinking Water Source - % of rural population improved"

97.5%

Drinking Water Source - % of total population unimproved:

5.5%

Drinking Water Source - % of urban population improved:

93.4%

Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population:

2.7

Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population:

.44

Sanitation Facility Access - % of total population unimproved:

23.8%

Sanitation Facility Access - % of urban population improved:

84.2%

Sanitation Facitlity Access - % of rural population improved:

55.5%

Disability Access In Marshall Islands

Accessibility:

While in the Marshall Islands, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from what you find in the United States. There are no mandated rules for special support for persons with disabilities. There are few ramps, almost no sidewalks, and few operational elevators in the Marshall Islands. The public transportation system is nonexistent, but taxis are inexpensive and widely available. The main city has one road, and there are no street addresses or house numbers. Medical facilities have generally limited and inadequate accessibility. On outer atolls, there is no transportation for evacuation to the rudimentary medical facilities on the two atolls with hospitals (Majuro and Kwajalein). Visitors to the Marshall Islands should have medical evacuation insurance and be in good health.

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