Ghana Health Precautions

Last updated on the 28 May 2007


Yellow fever vaccination is required by all exept children under one year. Ghana requires all visitors to have - and bring - a valid certificate of immunization against yellow fever.

Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria is also recommended, and some recomend Polio, Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis B, Meningitis, Rabies, Tuberculosis.

Malaria is a major killer and the disease deserves respect. Every year between 350 and 500 million people are infected with the virus and 1 million die (predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa).

Malaria should be considered in any who develops a feverish illness during the visit or after returning home.

Insect protection measures are essential, mosquito nets and insecticides and medication should be tailored to the duration of trip and a patient’s pre-existing health problems. It must be taken at the right dose for the correct duration.

Emergency phone numbers

Emergency (general) - 999

Fire - 192
Ambulance - 193

Korle Bu - 665401, 673033-34
Ridge - 228382
37 Military hospita - 776111-5l
SSNIT Hospital - 776787
Tema General Hospital - 022-302094, 302695
Mental Hospital - 228688
Nyaho Clinic - 027775341

Thanks to Ghana Tourist Office - Ghana government official tourist information website

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