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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Thanks to a crackdown by police, Ouagadougou is one of the safer cities in the region. Nonetheless, you should try to avoid walking around alone at night, especially along Ave Yennenga, the southern reaches of Rue Joseph Badoua and the Ave Kwame N’Krumah nightclub strip. Never carry valuables on your person.

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While you're there


Commissariat Central (50 30 62 71; Ave Loudun) Police station.

Emergency (17, 18)

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Medical services

Hôpital Yalgado (50 31 16 55; Ave d’Oubritenga)

Pharmacie de la Concorde (50 31 29 49; Ave Kwame N’Krumah)

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