Central African Republic

Information for Patients
Healthcare system in the Central African Republic is described by WHO as the world’s most silent crisis. Medical facilities are poor and medical staff operates medical emergencies under intense pressure. Medical cares are costly and inaccessible for many families. Due to political conflict, the number of refugees to neighbouring countries have risen recently.

International health insurance for the Central African Republic is recommended. If you are already there and have an accident or fall ill unexpectedly, the repatriation may necessary for receiving medical services in your home country or South Africa.

Information for Health Care Professionals
No official information for a medical license application for foreign health care professionals has been found. However, there are some ongoing projects delivering lifesaving care in Central African Republic such as Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Information for Travelers 
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Typhoid, Cholera, Rabies, Meningitis and Polio vaccinations are recommended for most travellers. Yellow fever vaccination is compulsory for all travellers. There is a risk of being infected the dengue, malaria or chikungunya viruses while in the Central African Republic. Please use mosquito repellents and consider taking antimalarial medication.

The official languages of hospitals in the Central African Republic are French and Sangho.