Are a frequent traveller to Africa? Do you need information about Kenya Medical Health Services? here is a page for you.
Kenyan hospitals provide good facilities and attention. Among the reputable hospitals in Mombasa is the Mombasa Hospital - www.mombasahospital.com - and in Nairobi, Agakhan Hospital.
Kenya Medical Health Services and Vaccinations
vaccination is strongly recommended, even if an outbreak of the disease has not been reported.
vaccination certificate is no longer a condition of entry to Kenya. However, it is highly recommended to take precautions against this disease.
is a serious threat especially to people who have no resistance against it. African Medical Research Foundation strongly recommends the use of prophylactic drugs. Please visit your local health care provider or hospital to obtain medication and advice.
information can be received form your local Center For Disease Control or hospital.
Kenya Medical Health Services and Travel Insurance
Your medical insurance is not always valid outside the United States or your country of origin; please check with your specific H.M.O or related medical facilitator. U.S. governments' Medicare and Medicaid programs do not provide payment for medical services outside the United States.
Kenya doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services. Uninsured travelers who require medical care overseas may face extreme difficulties.
Please check with your own insurance company to confirm whether your policy applies overseas, including provision for medical evacuation, and for adequacy of coverage.
Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Please ascertain whether payment will be made to the overseas hospital or doctor, or if you will be reimbursed later for expenses that you incur.
For a small cost, one can purchase the insurance services of the Flying Doctors, a non profit organization that evacuates the insured any where within Kenya and Tanzania respectively, in case of an emergency.
Please contact us for information on the Flying Doctors Services. Please note Flying Doctor Services do not insure against your health coverage.
Kenya Medical Health Services and Personal Wellness
There are pharmacies in all major centers but a visitor requiring special and continuing medication should bring sufficient quantities to cover the visit.
The equatorial sun can be deceptive and can inflict severe burns even on an overcast day. Precautions against overexposure to the sun are advised particularly at the coast where reflection from the water and the white sand increase the sun's intensity.
There is also a risk of sunburn on Kenya's mountain ranges, at heights above 3200 meters. At very high altitudes climbers should be made aware of the dangers of pulmonary edema.
Snakebites and scorpion stings are extremely rare and should be considered as no more than the remotest of hazards.
outside Nairobi and Mombasa drinking water from the tap must be considered risky.
Where the water supply is unreliable hotels and lodges usually furnish safe water in a thermos flask or jug in guest rooms.
Bottled mineral water is available in almost every hotel. Bilharzia is present in many lakes and rivers and bathing in such places should therefore be avoided.