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Dominican Republic: A unique and endless destination throughout the world.

Health and Medication

farmacias24hrsIn our country, on matters of health we refer to the Taínos, who first settled on this island - that they also called bohio - because they found in it the largesse of mother nature, the absence of any hostile environmental conditions, and a mild climate that beckoned them to make this place their home.

In recently submitted reports, more contemporary sources such as the World Health Organization and various technical commissions have offered their conclusions, which indicate that not much has changed over time. Practically all seem to emphasize that:

"Generally, the levels of public health and life expectancy in the Dominican Republic are equal to, if not better than, the levels seen in the United States. In all circumstances, it is possible to enjoy, if one knows how to choose the right locality, a delightful climate where lung disease, scarlet fever and other dreaded epidemics found in the Northern countries are not common. Also, there is no risk of contracting malaria or yellow fever".


medicinaMost essential and generic medications are available at reasonable prices. Nevertheless, it is advisable to bring with you whatever pharmaceutical products and supplies you generally need or use. Also it is important to keep at hand antihistamines and insect repellents to ward off common insects such as bees, wasps, mosquitoes and other pests.