Facilities and Health Information:
Adequate basic non-emergency medical care is available in major Pakistani cities but is limited in rural areas. Facilities in the cities vary in level and range of services, resources, and cleanliness, and U.S. citizens may find them below U.S. standards; facilities in rural areas are consistently below U.S. standards. Medical facilities require prepayment and most do not accept credit cards.
Water is not potable anywhere in Pakistan and sanitation in many restaurants is inadequate. Stomach illnesses are common.
Effective emergency response to personal injury and illness is virtually non-existent in Pakistan. Ambulances are few and are not necessarily staffed by medical personnel. Any emergency case should be transported immediately to a recommended emergency receiving room. Many U.S.-brand medications are not widely available, but generic brands from well-known pharmaceuticals usually are. The quality of the locally produced medications is uneven.
Drinking Water Source - % of rural population improved
Drinking Water Source - % of total population unimproved:
Drinking Water Source - % of urban population improved:
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population:
Diseases - note:
highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds
Sanitation Facility Access - % of total population unimproved:
Sanitation Facility Access - % of urban population improved:
Sanitation Facility Access - % of rural population improved:
Infectious Diseases - degree of risk:
Food or Waterborne Disease (s):
bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
Vectorborne Disease (s):
dengue fever and malaria
Water contact disease (s):