Freetown - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?

Yes. There are a number of health concerns, including malaria. There are a number of hospitals and clinics, and most serious accidents or illness would require a medical evacuation. - Jan 2022

This is a very high malaria post so make sure you are taking your malaria meds regularly. The health unit can help take care of most family practice concerns. Anything major will require a medevac. Anyone with chronic health problems needs to make sure they bring a healthy supply of their meds as getting them locally is not really an option. There are no reliable pediatricians available locally. People with any real health issues should think long and hard about coming here. - Sep 2021

Harmattan brings dust, you home might bring mold. Aspen Medical is good for routine issues. Anything serious, surgical or dental requires a trip out of the country. Good med unit at embassy though. - May 2018

Take your malaria meds, sleep under the net. Embassy health staff can help with basic needs, there is one good medical center (Aspen) and you will be medically evacuated for anything very serious. Get your dental work done before you arrive, bring allergy meds (mold anyone?). - Sep 2017

Yes. Malaria is big. Ebola is too but that's not easy to catch unless you eat undercooked monkeys and bats or care for those who become ill without protection of gloves and other gear. - Jun 2014

Health care is very limited. - Sep 2010

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