In recent years Angola has grown in popularity as a destination for expats in search of adventure and generous salary packages. However, the country bears the reputation of having extremely poor public healthcare services, with only a small fraction of government expenditure spent on health. Angola’s healthcare system comprises two sectors; public and private. While treatment at state hospitals and clinics comes at no cost, the majority of the population still has extremely limited access to medical care.
The country’s best hospitals are found in the capital city of Luanda. However, even these are not usually up to the standards that many expats would be accustomed to. Most medical staff in Angola speak Portuguese, but not English. Because of the high number of Cuban doctors in Angola, expats may also be able to find Spanish-speaking doctors.