What is healthcare in Sudan, South like?

Facilities and Health Information:

Persons with conditions which may require medical treatment are strongly discouraged from traveling to South Sudan. Medical facilities in Juba fall far short of western standards; outside the capital, few hospitals exist; hospitals and clinics are often poorly equipped and staffed. If you need medical treatment, you must pay cash in advance for it. Ambulance services are not available outside Juba. Not all medicines are regularly available; you should carry sufficient supplies of needed medicines in clearly-marked containers. Routine immunizations and vaccinations for diseases such as yellow fever, rabies, polio, meningitis, typhoid, and hepatitis A and B are recommended.

Malaria is prevalent in all areas of South Sudan. The strain is resistant to chloroquine and can be fatal. Consult a health practitioner before traveling, obtain suitable anti-malarial drugs, and use protective measures, such as insect repellent, protective clothing, and mosquito nets. If you become ill with a fever or a flu-like illness while in South Sudan, or within a year after departure, you should promptly seek medical care and inform your physician of your travel history and the kind of anti-malarial drugs used. For additional information about malaria and anti-malarial drugs, please see the Center for Disease Control information on malaria.

Polio cases have recently been reported in the country again after an absence since 2009.

Drinking Water Source - % of rural population improved"

55%

Drinking Water Source - % of total population unimproved:

43.5%

Drinking Water Source - % of urban population improved:

63.4%

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

3.1%

Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population:

.28

Sanitation Facility Access - % of total population unimproved:

91.1%

Sanitation Facility Access - % of urban population improved:

15.7%

Sanitation Facitlity Access - % of rural population improved:

7.3%

Infectious Diseases - degree of risk:

very high

Animal Contact Disease (s):

rabies

Food or Waterborne Disease (s):

bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever

Respiratory disease (s):

meningococcal meningitis

Vectorborne Disease (s):

malaria, dengue fever, trypanosomiasis-Gambiense (African sleeping sickness)

Water contact disease (s):

schistosomiasis

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Disability Access In Sudan, South

Accessibility:

While in South Sudan, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from what you find in the United States. South Sudan does not mandate access to transportation, communications, or public buildings for persons with disabilities. It is very difficult for persons with physical disabilities of any kind to travel in South Sudan.

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