What is healthcare in Turkmenistan like?

Facilities and Health Information:

Medical care in Turkmenistan is limited and well below North American and Western European standards. If you travel to Turkmenistan, you should make sure that you have medical evacuation insurance. Such travel can be expensive if undertaken under emergency conditions, and absent this insurance, medical evacuation travel may be logistically impossible. If you have a medical condition, you should consult with your regular physician to determine whether travel to Turkmenistan is advisable in light of the level of available health care. Resident U.S. citizens travel to Western Europe or North America for treatment of any serious medical condition, and for many routine procedures. The U.S. Embassy maintains a list of public hospitals and English-speaking physicians in the country, however the standard of care at these hospitals cannot be considered comparable to Western standards. Basic medical supplies, including disposable needles, anesthetics, and antibiotics are often in short supply. Two private clinics have foreign medical practitioners (generally Turkish) who may be available for consultations and treatment; these clinics, however, have refused in some cases to admit patients with serious conditions, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay for treatment. Even at these hospitals, the standard of care is low compared to Western standards. If you need prescription medications, you should bring sufficient supplies with you and appropriate documentation to ensure no problems with customs officials upon arrival.

Drinking Water Source - % of rural population improved"

53.7%

Drinking Water Source - % of total population unimproved:

28.9%

Drinking Water Source - % of urban population improved:

89.1%

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

0.07%

Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population:

4.1

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

175

Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population:

2.44

Sanitation Facility Access - % of total population unimproved:

0.9%

Sanitation Facility Access - % of urban population improved:

100%

Sanitation Facitlity Access - % of rural population improved:

98.2%

Disability Access In Turkmenistan

Accessibility:

While in Turkmenistan, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from what you find in the United States. Although the law requires that new construction projects include facilities that allow access by persons with disabilities, compliance is inconsistent and older buildings remain inaccessible. Public transportation is likewise inaccessible.

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