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

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 20, 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 7, 2014
Malaria is a serious problem for those who donít 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 15, 2012