Health in Comoros

Health in Comoros
Comoros health sector has been looked after by the hospitals that are located on the islands of Comoros. But these hospitals of Comoros are not that well developed and are dependent on traditional healers. People having financial stability, go to France or Madagascar for medical treatment.


The people in Comoros are prone to diseases like cholera, dengue, leprosy, malaria and tuberculosis. As per the Comoros health report of 2007, the birth rate of Comoros is 36.35 births per 1,000 people. On the other hand the death rate is 7.95 deaths per 1,000 people. The infant mortality rate is 70.66 deaths per 1,000 live births (2007 data report). 

People of Comoros are heavily prone to malaria. Also cholera is another disease prevalent in Comoros. Immigrants suffer from diarrhea. Even less than half of the population in Comoros can have safe drinking water. As a result, the parasitic infestation has got dominance in the area. 

Vaccinations against typhoid and Hepatitis A are recommended. As per a report of 2001, the percentage of people (adults) who are infected with HIV/AIDS is 0.12%. A lot is needed to be done in order to improve the condition of health in Comoros.