Health insurance is strongly recommended. Tungaru Central Hospital on Tarawa provides medical service to all the islands. Government dispensaries on all islands are equipped to handle minor ailments and injuries. Visitors should bring their own supply of basic medicines with them.
Lithuania provides free state-funded healthcare to all citizens and registered long-term residents. Private healthcare is also available in the country. The standard of healthcare in the country needs investment, but medical staff are well qualified, with Lithuania’s cardiologists being the most advanced in the former Soviet bloc.
Malta has an excellent standard of state funded healthcare. Medical staff are extremely well trained and healthcare in Malta is available free to all citizens and registered long-term residents. Private healthcare thrives in this country and co-exists with the state system.
Monaco has an excellent standard of compulsory state funded healthcare. Medical staff are extremely well trained and healthcare in Monaco is available to all citizens, registered long-term residents and those citizens from France and Italy who can prove that they have paid their healthcare contributions in one of these countries.
Norway has an excellent standard of compulsory state funded healthcare. Medical staff are extremely well trained and healthcare in the country is available to all citizens and registered long-term residents. Private healthcare is also available. The Ministry of Health determines healthcare policy and oversees the state system. Healthcare policy is executed by five health regions and the municipalities.
The quality of health care in Kuwait is generally high and equal to that in western Europe and the USA, except for highly specialised treatment.Owing to Kuwait’s small population and the numerous medical facilities in the private and public sectors, long waiting lists are almost unheard of.
Turks and Caicos is one of many British overseas territories in the Caribbean and is a popular spot for expats and tourists because of the climate, beaches and lifestyle. The economy relies heavily on the offshore finance industry. Most tourists visit the main area of Providenciales, nicknamed Provo.
Jamaica has developed a large and complex public network of primary care centres and hospitals around the country, offering an extensive array of services, frequently for free or below cost. The rising costs of healthcare resources, which are largely imported, and devaluation of the Jamaican currency have widened the gap between available and required resources.