|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
Medical facilities in Benin are limited and not all medicines are available. Travelers should carry their own supplies of prescription drugs and preventive medicines. Not all medicines and prescription drugs available in Benin are USFDA-approved. U.S. citizens should be prepared to pay for medical services, including consulations and tests, before medical advice or treatment is received. Credit cards are not accepted.
Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747) or via the CDC website. For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, consult the infectious diseases section of the World Health Organization (WHO) website. The WHO website also contains additional health information for travelers, including detailed country-specific health information.
Malaria is a serious risk to travelers to Benin.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||69.1%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||23.9%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||84.5%|
|HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate||1.2%|
|Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population||.5|
|People Living with HIV/AIDS||60,000|
|Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population||.06|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||85.7%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||25.3%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||5.1%|
|Major 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|
|Respiratory disease (s)||meningococcal meningitis|
|Vectorborne Disease (s)||dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever|
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