Can I have the contact for medical care in Zanzibar?


Can I have the contact for medical care in Zanzibar?

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  1. In case you should require medical attention, there are so-called Clinics in the bigger villages that are run by qualified nurses, they can also administer antibiotics if needed.
    Tasakhtaa Global Hospital in Vuga, Stone Town. Recommended. Reception for making an appointment: +255 (0) 24 223 2341
    Emergencies: +255 (0) 24 223 2222, if you need an ambulance +255 (0) 779 770 577
    Mnazi Moja Hospital, Kaunda Road, Stone Town. This is the oldest hospital on the island and the only hospital with a MRI unit. Be aware that the standards at this hospital are really bad.
    The hospital frequently has no running water, the doctors even in the ICU have to use bottled water and soap – they don’t have disinfectant sprays! Avoid this hospital if you can, except for MRIs. +255 (0) 24 223 1071
    Al-Rahma Hospital, Nyerere Road, Stone Town. +255 (0) 24 223 6715
    Tawakal Hospital in Fuoni-Kiembeni (approx. 10km from Stone Town city centre). Recommended!, +255 (0) 712063893
    North Valley Hospital, Kendwa/Nungwi. Hotline: +255 (0) 777797779, 774773181, 621112222i.


    General Practitioner:
    ZanAid Clinic in Mbweni/Stone Town, about 2km from the airport. Please rather make an appointment beforehand: +255 777 777 112 or or book an appointment online
    Urban Care Clinic in Fumba Town (approx. 15km south of the airport). Dr. Jenny Bouraima is excellent, she speaks English and German. They have their own laboratory on the premises.  +255 (0) 622 820 011  Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
    Should you get sick in a coastal area, best contact the manager or reception of your place of accommodation, they should have the numbers of the nearest medical practitioner
    Pharmacies: Shamshu (best selection) and Izmir Pharmacies, both in Darajani/Stone Town, behind the fish/meat market building, and at Global Hospital
    In the rural areas, there are small Dawa (Kishwahili for medicine) shops, but they are badly stocked.
    I suggest that you bring an emergency travel kit (especially antibacterial ointment) which you could donate to the local clinic when you leave, it will be much appreciated.

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