Telemedicine in Cape Verde

By January 20, 2017White papers

Healthcare and telemedicine in Cape Verde is limited, as medical facilities and some medicines are in short supply or unavailable. There are hospitals in Praia, Mindelo and São Filipe on the island of Fogo, with smaller medical facilities in other places.

One of the most important hospitals of Cape Verde is Agostinho Neto Hospital in Praia with about 350 beds. In many towns there are health clinics and pharmacies.

The islands of Brava and Santo Antão no longer have functioning airports so air evacuation in the event of a medical emergency is nearly impossible from these two islands. Brava also has limited inter-island ferry service, but there is a pharmacy and a small health clinic in the town Vila Nova Sintra.

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