Malabo - Post Report Question and Answers

Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

The only ADA-compliant buildings are on the Embassy compound. There are two, but persons would need to walk up a flight of steps to access the two--of three--bedrooms and a full bath, and down four steps to leave via the back porch. - Apr 2021

Yes. - Apr 2021

Yes.  There are no accommodations for people with physical disabilities, although there is a strong movement by locals to educate the populace.  They are working to strip the shame and taboos that the local society uses to stigmatize this category of people. - Jul 2020

Yes, there are no handicapped parking spaces or ADA compliant side walks or entrances. It is also rare for a building to have an elevator. There are two embassy residences that are compliant though and there is one handicapped parking space at the embassy. - Aug 2017

Within the Embassy compound, you would be fine. However, outside of that, the sidewalks are not well maintained, there are few ramps and few elevators in the city. It would be difficult. - Sep 2014

I tried using a stroller once and that was hard enough. I’d think it nearly impossible to get around with even a slight handicap. - Jun 2012

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