|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
Medical facilities in Mali are extremely limited, especially outside of Bamako. Psychiatric care to the same standard as that practiced in the United States does not exist. The U.S. Embassy in Bamako maintains a list of physicians and other healthcare professionals who have indicated willingness to treat U.S. citizen patients. The Embassy is unable to recommend medical professionals or facilities.
Most U.S. medicines are unavailable; European medications are more easily found, and can be obtained at pharmacies throughout Bamako, and are usually less expensive than those in the United States. Travelers should carry with them an adequate supply of needed medication and prescription drugs, along with copies of the prescriptions, including the generic names for the drugs. Be careful to avoid purchasing potentially dangerous counterfeit medications when buying on the local market in Mali.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||54.2%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||32.8%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||90.9%|
|HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate||1%|
|Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population||.1|
|People Living with HIV/AIDS||76,000|
|Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population||.08|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||78.1%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||35.3%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||14.5%|
|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)||malaria and dengue fever|
|Water contact disease (s)||schistosomiasis|
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