Transport and mobility issues and concerns for people with disabilities in Malawi.
People living with disabilities in Malawi as in other developing nations generally do not have access to suitable means of transport and mobility. The modes of transport existing in Malawi are buses, mini-buses, taxis and private vehicles. Rail is very limited and in most areas a non-existent mode of transport. Few of those with disabilities can afford mobility aids such as wheel chairs, tricycles, calipers and crutches. Service organisations do help some members or clients with transport to receive rehabilitation and/or to get to and from work. No special projects exist that bridge the gap in the mobility and transport needs of people living with disabilities.
Khaula, C.; Gallagher, B.; Mulikita, N. Transport and mobility issues and concerns for people with disabilities in Malawi. (2002)