Malabo - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?

The health system is poor in my opinion, but there are foreign doctors at La Paz hospital outside the main city We have not had an evacuation for the three years we've been here, but anything requiring major surgery would need evacuation. No Americans have delivered babies during our time here. - Apr 2021

Medical care level is poor. - Apr 2021

Malaria Typhoid fever Yellow fever Medical care is sufficient, but try not to need hospitalization.   The expat health care workers are wonderful, but most of the hospitals are government subsidized without proper maintenance/cleaning protocols in place.  There was no training provided to locals for upkeep. - Jul 2020

Like many places, malaria is a concern. Prophylaxis is available at the Health Unit and the nurse can test for it and provide treatment on site. There is one hospital with Western standards but it's on the expensive side. People medevac to the U.S., London, or South Africa. - Aug 2017

Medical care is not the greatest in EG. If you have particular health concerns, do your research to ensure that care is available. There is an Israeli-run hospital that offers many specialties, consultations and 24-hour emergency care. Other than that, options are limited. Bring a good first aid kit with you! - Sep 2014

Malaria is a serious problem for those who don’t use prophylaxis. Air quality could cause problems for asthmatics. Malabo recently opened an Israeli-staffed hospital with state-of-the-art equipment. Most services are available. - Jun 2012

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