Health and vaccine in Madagascar
In Madagascar, it is very difficult to obtain assistance for emergency evacuation.
The phone or radio contact in some remote zone are random or nonexistence.
Some personal medicine chest:It’s necessary to bring minimum of these some basic product:
- Tricosteril dressing,
- Elastoplaste strip
- Aspirin/ paracetamol
- Anti-diarrheic (Smecta®, Tiorfan® et Noroxine® ou Ciflox®)
- Antibiotic big spectrum
- Repulsive against mosquito
- Product to reek off the mosquito net and the clothes
- Curative antimalarial
- Cream for burn
- Physiological serum
- Solar cream block
- Antibacterial gel
- Unbreakable thermometer
Don’t forget your medicine with you in sufficient quantity
Mandatory vaccinesThere is no mandatory vaccines to enter in the Malagasy country, but there is exception for yellow fever.
Vaccination against yellow fever is not compulsory if you are come from Europe, North America, Oceania or Asia. But it is obligatory for child or adult, never vaccinated, who have stay more than 12 hours in the Africa countries or South America where the yellow fever is very endemic (case of frequent travel in many country)
For other vaccination, it is like for all travelers recommended to be immunized against:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Typhoid and rabies for longer and distant travelers, especially for the child
- Replacement of the diphtheria-tetanus –poliomyelitis are vital
Antimalarial treatmentWe suggest you to take antimalarial treatment.
The malaria can be easily detected, if you feel symptom like fever, shiver and sweat. It just need a sting on the finger (available in the pharmacy) to know if you are contaminated.
To prevent, it is important to protect you against mosquito by simple and efficient measure: repulsive, covering clothes and using mosquito net.
This parasitic illness transmitted by bite of mosquito requires individual protection measure. This measure must take with medicine adapted in each person. So you must consult your doctor before your trip.
You must too continue the treatment in France during some time according to the product used. Classification: zone 3. During your stay, and the two months after it, in case of fever, you must take antimalarial treatment. It is very important to signal your doctor that you have stay in Madagascar.
We recommend you too to consult your doctor before your trip to update your vaccines.