Togo has a very fragile healthcare system with a few hospitals. There are however several expatriates and volunteers who specialize in various issues and assist in providing the best healthcare in the country.
Medical evacuation- emergency evacuation in Togo is required for situations that require medical attention outside of emergency care. The Togo health insurance plan provides emergency medical evacuation and should be purchased in advance.
Health Insurance- travelers to Togo need to have travel health insurance for them to access better health in Togo. Companies like Pacific Prime are available to provide health insurance for international travelers and students in Togo.
Let’s take a brief look at some of the hospitals found in Togo:
Hospital Baptist Biblique- it is a hospital located in Adeta and also known as the Karolyn Kempton Memorial Christian Hopital. It was opened in 1985. It is a major surgical, medical, and acute-care facility that serves more than half a million people including those from neighboring countries.
Annually, the hospital provides care to 2200 in-patients, these include 1600 surgical cases, and also conducts 600 deliveries per year of which 40% of these are C-sections.
The hospital has 50 beds, 2 operating rooms, a prenatal clinic, immunization center, an in-patient and out-patient wing, isolation room, private rooms, an infection ward, and a pediatric ward.
Other specialties that are conducted sometimes include anesthesiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics, gynecology, urology, and orthopedic surgery.
The hospital has specialists in different areas, 2 family practice civilians, pediatricians, general surgeons, nurse practitioners, and volunteers.
Hospital of Hope- this is a hospital located in Mango. It was opened in 2015 and it exists to bring hope to patients and their families through quality care. It serves local patients and those from neighboring countries.
The hospital has 65 beds and is equipped with ultrasound, 11 consultation rooms, a dental room, a pharmacy, digital x-ray imaging, a laboratory, 3 isolation rooms, a neonatal intensive care unit, infectious wards, and 4 operating rooms, t mention but a few.
The hospital has specialists in different areas mentioned above, more than 140 local staff, and more than 40 expatriates from Canada, the United States of America, France, and New Zealand.
Clinique Biasa- this is a multidisciplinary clinic located in Biasa, Togo. It provides several specialties and provides 24-hour emergency services. Other services offered include an emergency ambulance, surgery, pharmacy, gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, insemination, vaccination, neo-natal care, neurology, urology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, dermatology, psychiatry, pathology, radiology, mammography, a laboratory, and diabetology.It has a staff complement of more than 176 employees.