Stay Safe in Congo
Petty street crime against foreigners is uncommon in Brazzaville. Muggings and pickpocketings, on the other hand, are common around the ports in Pointe Noire and Brazzaville, as well as in the Congolese districts surrounding Brazzaville’s City Center. Criminals are known to target middle-class and wealthy homes that do not have 24-hour security.
Police resources are inadequate, and emergency calls are responded very slowly. Because legal remedy is limited in cases of theft and robbery, it is strongly advised to leave any expensive things at home.
In July 2009, there were several protests against President Sassou’s re-election. Riot police attacked and damaged the equipment of several international journalists. It is usually safe to stroll the streets, but avoid protests.
Stay Healthy in Congo
This country’s population estimates explicitly account for the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in population distribution by age and sex than would otherwise be expected. In any situation, use caution: DO NOT HAVE UNPROTECTED SEX.
Malaria is very likely if appropriate preventive medicine is not used. Malaria induced by Plasmodium falciparum may be fatal. If any of these symptoms appear, get medical care.
Throughout the nation, medical treatment is of poor quality. Hospitals lack contemporary technology, medical supplies and medicines, as well as highly-trained doctors, nurses, and support personnel.
o Netcare Clinic: B.P. 2422, Brazzaville, Congo. Tel: 547 0911 (Main Line) OR 679 6711.
This facility first opened in 2002. It is a South African franchise. It is spotless and contains three private rooms, an ambulance, a one-bed emergency room, rudimentary radiography, a pharmacy, and a laboratory with microscopy, haematology, and basic chemistry. Dr.ALI, a Lebanese doctor who is regarded the finest medic in NETCARE, and Dr.STEPHAN, a French doctor who is also an excellent doctor, are the two major physicians.
o Mavre Pharmacie Phone: 81 18 39 Brazzaville has a variety of pharmacies, but Pharmacie Mavre is recommended. It is located in Centreville, close to the Cabinet Dentaire building. Please keep in mind to always double-check the expiry dates on boxes before buying any goods.