Benin Modern History

Benin is a country located in Western Africa. With the capital city of Porto-Novo, Benin has a population of 12,123,211 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. Benin’s time as an independent state was greatly marked by Mathieu Kérékou, who with a brief interruption ruled the country from 1972, when he took power in a military coup, until 2006, when, according to the constitution, he was not allowed to stand…

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Benin Healthcare and Money

Benin Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required Eat Drink 4 – Typhoid & Polio Yes – malaria 3 – yellow fever 1 cholera 2 Overview The medical facilities are limited and problematic in terms of technology, equipment and/or hygiene, especially outside of the larger cities. Not all medications are available. Doctors and hospitals often require immediate cash payment for services. Taking out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance is…

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