Medical Emergencies

Typical Concerns:
  • Where can I find adequate care in the event of a medical emergency? 
  • Healthcare Tips 
We recommend that you travel with a basic first aid kit, especially if you are traveling through rural areas. Along with your first aid kit, you may want to include medicines such as pain killers, anti-inflammatory, or diarrheal medicine. You should be extremely cautious about the purchase of drugs while in Ghana. The pharmacies and medications are not well regulated.    
  • Healthcare Facilities 
Ghana has a large number of healthcare facilities (both government and private) which are able to assist in medical emergencies. Healthcare facilities tend to be concentrated in large cities while rural areas have ill-equipped health care centers. We highly recommend that you identify the medical care facilities in the areas of travel before your visit. In case you need emergency transportation, National Ambulance operates a functional service in the major cities and towns in Ghana. The toll-free number is 192.
Here are some recommendations from the British High Commission
  • Consider Joining WARA Before Traveling

The West African Rescue Association (WARA) advertises first world emergency and medical support services to its members.  Many major companies employing expatriates have enrolled their members.  You must be a WARA member before traveling or their services may not be available on an emergency basis. WARA Services

  • Emergency telephone numbers

- Police 191
- Fire 192
- Ambulance 193

Helpful Resources:

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West African Rescue Association
Nyaho Medical Centre