|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
Medical facilities in the Turks and Caicos Islands have improved with two new hospital facilities on Providenciales and Grand Turk managed by Inter Health Canada. Most extreme medical problems do require medical evacuation by air from the Turks and Caicos to the United States or Nassau in The Bahamas if a suitable doctor, surgeon or specialist is not on island. For this reason, it is strongly recommended to purchase medevac insurance before departing.
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. The TCIS has had cases of dengue fever in the past year.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||87%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||13%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||87%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||18.6%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||81.4%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||81.4%|
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