Are there any vaccinations I should get or other health precautions to take as I prepare for my move to your city?
A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required, and it is recommended that you be immunized against cholera, typhoid, and hepatitis A. More information about vaccinations and tropical diseases should be sourced by your country of origin.
Before I get sick, what should I know about seeking medical care in your city as an expat?
national health insurance scheme. Health Insurance is available in Kenya, but most expatriates choose to insure in their home country. Many large corporations pay for local insurance coverage as a part of the compensation package.
What is the word for "doctor" in the local language?
What is the best way to locate a suitable health care provider?
It is best to get recommendations from friends and colleagues. Also, ask them to suggest a hospital.
Do expats in the area tend to leave the city/area/country to seek medical care? If so, why and where do they go?
No. Nairobi is designated as a UN evacuation center for surrounding countries, and the city has some top-class private hospitals and medical facilities offering a wide range of specialist treatment, including state-of-the-art scanning and MRI technology and excellent dental and ophthalmic services. As most specialist medical practitioners will only accept patients referred to them by a general practitioner or a medical clinic, the UN Medical Service suggests that all newly arrived employees select a doctor on the recommendation of their colleagues, embassy or neighbors.
What is the number to call to summon help in an emergency? List medical/fire/police.
Hospital Aga Khan: 374 000
Police Headquarters: 335 124
Nairobi Fire Station: 222 182
What do I do if there's an emergency in the middle of the night—or at another time when my normal doctor/clinic is unavailable?
Call Aga Khan Hospital ambulance at 374 000. It is the best hospital in Nairobi.
How will I recognize a pharmacy? What is it called in the local language?
By the neon "pharmacy" sign above the entrance. It used to be called "Chemist."
Is the water safe to drink?
Although council tap water is treated with chlorine, residents are strongly advised to boil and filter all water used for drinking, cooking and even brushing teeth.
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