1: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required
2: Following WHO guidelines issued in 1973, a cholera
vaccination certificate is no longer a condition of entry
to Ghana. However, precautions are essential.
3: Malaria risk, predominantly in the malignant falciparum
form, exists all year throughout the country. Malaria precaution
4: Tap water in cities is hygienic, but it is advisable
to drink bottled water.
Health care: Health insurance is advised. Medical facilities
exist in all the regional capitals as well as in most towns
Ghana has a reasonably good health service. All regional capitals
and most districts have hospitals, polyclinics and clinics.
Two (2) teaching hospitals in Accra and Kumasi have facilities
for treating special cases. Additionally, a number of religious
organizations and private medical practitioners operate hospitals
and clinics all over the country. Herbal medicine and psychic
healing are also generally practised, and there is a special
government Herbal Medicine Hospital and Research Centre at