Chad

Information for Patients
Healthcare in Chad is porous and underserved, with greater service found in the capital but lacking within the rural area. Private care tends to be focused within larger cities and regional capitals and offer service that is slightly better and structural than the public service but is equally overwhelmed. Wealthier neighborhoods in the capital, N’Djamena, offer medium-average service to wealthier Chadians. Like other underserved regions, NGOs and charity hospitals try to fill in the void within the health sector. In addition, the continuing humanitarian crises along the Lake Chad border and the refugee population from Darfur along the Sudanese border continues to put a strain on the health services of the country. 


Information for Health Care Professionals
All approval and consultations are required to be done via the Chadian Embassy or representation within your jurisdiction. Please consult both the local Chadian embassy/consulate as well as the representative of key Chadian medical societies in order to understand the requirements needed to practice medicine in Chad.

French is the language of instruction for medical education in the Chad.


Information for Travelers 
Healthcare in Chad is suboptimal with the private service offering a better service but mainly concentrated in the capital. Healthcare is not universal and generally inaccessible to foreigner, except in cases of emergencies. Both travelers and expats are required to have private insurance (usually provided by employer if relocating to Chad). 
French and Arabic are the main languages in Chad with very few speaking English. Basic understanding of French and Arabic (Levantine or Egyptian Dialect) will go a long way.

Yellow fever vaccinations along with certificate is required prior to arrival in the country. Hepatitis A and B, along with Cholera, shots are recommended prior to arrival. Malarial tablets are also recommended.


Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: http://sante-tchad.org/?fbclid=IwAR1DO2wIbiqyjjNGNddzMTZIiqLxuPUS5shE59yhsbhjz-s_lD8ocqBOalw 

 

 

References:
https://www.pacificprime.com/country/africa/chad-health-insurance/
https://www.who.int/workforcealliance/countries/tcd/en/
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3176950
https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2013/01/24/chad-s-health-system-struggles-combat-malnutrition