Destination guide Cameroon

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YELLOW FEVER: A YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CERTIFICATE IS
REQUIRED FROM TRAVELLERS OVER 1 YEAR OF AGE COMING FROM
INFECTED AREAS.

MALARIA: MALARIA RISK- PREDOMINANTLY IN THE MALIGNANT FORM
EXISTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY.
RESISTANT TO CHLOROQUINE AND SULFADOXINE-PYRIMETHAMINE
REPORTED.

VACCINATION AGAINST SMALL POX AND MALARIA, AND CHOLERA IF
TRAVELLING TO OR FROM COUNTRIES WHICH HAVE CHOLERA EPIDEMIC,
IS NECESSARY.

ANIMALS ACCOMPANYING THE TOURISTS ARE ALSO SUBMITTED TO
NORMAL HEALTH FORMALITIES, IN PARTICULAR AGAINST RABIES.

HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE
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CAMEROON ATTACHES GREAT IMPORTANCE ON MEDICAL FACILITIES.
THERE ARE 618 DOCTORS FOR 10 MILLION CAMEROONIANS. THERE ARE
THREE CENTRAL HOSPITALS SITUATED IN GAROUA, YAOUNDE AND
DOUALA, 73 GENERAL HOSPITALS IN VARIOUS DIVISIONS, 680 HEALTH
CARE CENTERS AND 43 MOTHER AND CHILD CARE CENTERS.
THERE ARE 46 PRIVATE-RUN HOSPITALS, 112 HEALTH CENTERS AND 6
CENTERS FOR MOTHER AND CHILD CARE. LEPERS ARE TAKEN CARE OF
IN 11 LEPER-HOSPITALS AND LEPROSY CENTERS.

ALL TOGETHER, ALL THESE HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CENTERS TOTAL
28,000 BEDS.
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