Ghana is situated on the west coast of Africa and has tropical climate with year-round temperatures ranging between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius. It can be very hot and dry. Landscapes and nature in Ghana vary: inland you’ll find rain-forests and savanna’s, and along the coast there are heavenly white beaches. Wherever you plan to go in Ghana, always protect yourself well against possible diseases, the strong sun and mosquitoes. Both dengue fever and malaria occur. Contact your local health center of resident of which they can inform you about the required immunizations and vaccines and provide expert advice on other health measures you can take before heading to Ghana.
In Ghana, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you and your children against these. Below is a list of the most common diseases and health risks in Ghana so you can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required and what additional precautions you can take.