Health Insurance in the Philippines
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Read below for advice and precautions to take in order to stay in good health while in Philippines :
A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is mandatory for travellers over one year old coming from infected areas.
Recommended vaccinations for travellers:
Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid and for those people at risk: Tuberculosis, Rabies.
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles, German Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis A & B, (long stay), Typhoid (long stay for those over 5 years old).
- Varied and regular supplies. There can be shortages of imported goods.
- Hygiene in the markets, restaurants and shops: yes, in the residential areas of Manilla.
- Milk for babies: Yes, many American brands.
- Baby food: yes (Gerber).
- Tap water is supposed to be drinkable, but to be safe: Avoid tap water
- There are means of disinfection locally available.
- Locally bottled water: Hidden Valley Water, slightly mineralized.
- Imported bottled water: Evian, Vittel.
Like any other third-world country, the Philippines have been struggling in some health issues. There are some diseases can be found.
In Philippines, the following diseases are frequent:
- Hepatitis A & B
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Poisonous Fish,Snakes,Scorpions,Spiders
- Sexually transmitted diseases
There is no national ambulance service in the Philippines.
- For an ambulance in Manila, call St. Luke's Medical Centerat (011-63-2) 722-6161, 723-0101, or 723-0199.
- Official Name: Republic of the Philippines
- Government:Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic
- Capital: Manila
- Area: 300,000 sq. km.
- Main Cities: Manila (capital), Boracay, Cebu
- Official Language: Filipino and English
- Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
- Population: 105.7 million
- Population Growth: 1.84%
- Life Expectancy at Birth: 72.21 years
- Religion(s): Catholic 82.9% (Roman Catholic 80.9%, Aglipayan 2%), Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1%
- Find out more: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html