Information for Patients
Healthcare in Togo is low and underserved with most hospitals lacking propriate equipment and sufficient staff in order to carry out quality medical services. The system is divided between the public and private sector but while the private sector is better equipped, both are heavily underserved and lack the sufficient expertise to cater to the general population. Healthcare in Togo is not universal and due to the porous service, many NGOs and Humanitarian organizations operate within the country to fill in the medical gaps.
Information for Health Care Professionals
All approval and consultations are required to be done via the Togolese Embassy or representation within your jurisdiction. Please consult both the local Togolese embassy/consulate as well as the representative of a key Togolese Medical society in order to understand the requirements needed to practice medicine in Togo.
French is the language of instruction for medical education in Togo.
Information for Travelers
Medical tourism does not occur in Togo. Expats are anticipated to have their own private health insurance prior to arrival. Expat employment tends to automatically have this included and offered especially within international organizations, but verification is required. French, Ewe and Kabiye are the main languages of Togo, but French is the most common Western languages spoken among the general public. Some health professionals can speak English, but knowledge of rudimentary French would be more helpful.
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: https://sante.gouv.tg