Health Formalities

All hotels have medical and health services available to customers. Should the need ever arise, kindly contact the hotel reception desk.

The Hotel Meridien President Conference Centre has a health center on the first floor which participants can access by following the relevant indications.

The said health centre is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during official national and international events. It has doctors, nurses (male and female) and support staff.

After 6 p.m., an ambulance service is available throughout the night. The ambulance will be on standby at the Hotel Meridien President health center, ready to evacuate any person requiring medical attention.

Clinique des Mamelles, located along the road to Ngor, 2 km from the Hotel Meridien President, is available to help participants for US$ 100 per day (Telephone: 33 869 1313).

According to a WHO advisory, Senegal requires travelers entering the country to present a yellow fever vaccination certificate.

Participants without yellow fever vaccination certificates (with the exception of babies less than 6 months) will be vaccinated on the spot at the health centre at the international airport.

Some practical advice: by complying with basic precautionary measures, Dakar poses no major problems. Pharmacies sell the same products as in Europe. However, it is advisable if possible to properly wash raw vegetables and peel fruits before eating them.

Before taking a dip in the sea after beach walking, remember to dampen your nape to avoid any risk of hypothermia.

Malaria is endemic in Senegal; the symptoms, similar to those of the flu, are severe headaches, chills and a high temperature.

In case of doubt, have a blood sample tested in a laboratory, and, if necessary, consult a doctor. Most of the hotels are air-conditioned and often equipped with mosquito nets. It is best to use an insecticide (spray) or lotion after dusk.

In case of a medical emergency, participants should call the following number: 33 869 1313 / Fire Department 18.

List of Hospitals in Dakar

  • Dakar Main Hospital
    1, Avenue Nelson Mandela – Switch Board
    Tel.: (+221) 33 839 5050 – Emergency Services Tel.: (+221) 33 839 5050 Ext. 5294
    Fax: (+221) 33 839 5088
    E-mail : communication@hpd.sn
  • Aristide Le Dantec Hospital – HALD
    Avenue Pasteur
    Tel: (+221) 33 889 3800 - (+221) 33 823 5395
  • Fann University Teaching Hospital – CHNUF
    Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop
    Tel: (+221) 33 869 1818 - (+221) 33 864 5262 - (+221) 33 825 2067
    Fax: (+221) 33 825 0909 
  • Grand-Yoff General Hospital (formerly CTO)
    Grand Yoff
    Tel.: (+221) 33 869 4050 - (+221) 33 827 0819 - (+221) 33 827 7468
    Mobile Number: (+221) 77 565 6796 - (+221) 77 580 6334
    Fax: (+221) 33 827 6149 - (+221) 33 827 1734
    E-Mail: hoggy@sunumail.sn
  • Clinique des Mamelles
    Ouakam
    Tel.: (+221) 33 869 1313 - (+221) 33 820 20 70
  • Clinique du Cap
    Avenue Pasteur Dakar
    Tel.: (+221) 33 889 0202 - (+221) 33 821 6146