Health in the Marshall Islands

Health in the Marshall Islands

The people of the Marshall Islands face considerable challenges to maintain the health of its citizens. Recently, high population growth and crowded conditions in urban areas, have given rise to diseases, such as tuberculosis and leprosy. These conditions typically come about in rapid growth areas of the world that have limited economic and medical resources. In addition, exposure to the influence of Western culture has brought about a rise in the levels of adult obesity, non-communicable diseases, teenage pregnancy, suicide, and alcoholism, and tobacco use.

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Mauritania Health Care and Vaccinations

Mauritania Health Care and Vaccinations

Medical facilities are very limited. Nouakchott boasts the country's best medical facilities with many doctors, most in private practices or clinics, and plenty of chemists stocking most existing French medicines. Health insurance, to include cover for emergency repatriation, is essential.

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Healthcare in Mauritius

Healthcare in Mauritius

Protection against sunburn: It is very important to protect oneself well from insolation. It is much stronger than in Europe and one may get sunburned even in cloudy weather. Use suncream with a high sun protection factor, get used to the sun slowly, wear a headgear and stay in the shadow in the beginning of your stay.

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Health care in Federated States of Micronesia

Health care in Federated States of Micronesia

FSM citizens enjoy a level of health care which is high in comparison to the rest of the Pacific Region, thanks largely to the focus on this area by the US during the Trusteeship. Under the Compact, FSM Governments have maintained that standard, as indicated by current mortality statistics.

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Mongolia Health Care and Vaccinations

Mongolia Health Care and Vaccinations

Health care facilities are improving in Ulaanbaatar and provincial capitals but still short of Western standards. Serious medical emergencies may require evacuation to Beijing or Seoul. Doctors and hospitals may expect immediate cash payment for health services.

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Health care in Morocco

Health care in Morocco

There are decent medical facilities in all main cities, including emergency pharmacies (see postings in pharmacy windows listing the nearest pharmacie du garde, or after-hours pharmacy) and clinics in major hotels outside normal opening hours. Government hospitals provide free or minimal charge emergency treatment.

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Healthcare in Mozambique

Healthcare in Mozambique

Almost all healthcare services are provided by the government's National Health Service. The army maintains its own health posts and two hospitals. Traditional healers continue to play a significant role.

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Health in Burma

Health in Burma

The general state of health care in Burma is poor. The military government spends anywhere from 0.5% to 3% of the country's GDP on health care, consistently ranking among the lowest in the world.

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Health in Namibia

Health in Namibia

Namibia faces a number of challenges providing health care to its citizens. The country has a dual system of public (serving 85% of the population) and private (15%) health care providers. In the financial year 2006/07, Government and private health expenditure combined accounted for 8.3% of the country's Gross Domestic Product.

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Nauru Health Care and Vaccinations

Nauru Health Care and Vaccinations

Nauru has two hospitals - Nauru General Hospital and Nauru Phosphate Corporation Hospital. There are no medical specialists, and serious or complicated cases are sent by air to Australia for treatment. Travellers are advised to take out full health insurance prior to departure.

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