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$43.5m needed for Life-Saving Aid in Libya in 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) and health partners are appealing for US$ 43.5 million to provide life-saving interventions for 388 000 people inside Libya affected by ongoing conflict. “Years of conflict in Libya have left behind a struggling and over-burdened health care system. Many health facilities are fully or partially closed, limiting access to health […]

The Challenge of Primary Health Care in Libya

By Ernest Massiah, Moustafa Abdalla, and Kent Garber. Is there a doctor in the house? The challenge of primary health care in Libya Seven years of ongoing conflict have left the Libyan health system near collapse. Nearly 80 percent of foreign health workers who formed the core of the pre-2011 system have left. Recruitment of new […]

Zintan Health, Water and Waste Mgt Projects

NOC and UNDP oversee Zintan health, water and waste management projects Senior figures from National Oil Corporation (NOC), Spanish partner Repsol, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) visited Zintan on 15 December, 2018, to review the successful implementation of recently funded social impact projects. Members of the Municipal Council expressed their gratitude and appreciation […]

Libya to Vaccinate all Children

By John Lee. Libya’s National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is launching a national vaccination campaign against measles, rubella and polio. The campaign is being run in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, and is scheduled to run from 8th to 15th December. The vaccination is available to all children in Libya. […]

Training on Clinical Management of Sexual Violence Cases

IOM in Libya, in collaboration with UNFPA in Libya, and with the support of the Government of Finland, recently concluded a training workshop for the second batch of health care professionals. The three-day training workshop aims to increase the capacity of health care professionals on providing comprehensive clinical management to survivors of sexual violence including […]

Libya to pay Jordanian Private Hospitals $250m

The Libyan government will reportedly pay Jordan’s Private Hospital Association (PHA) $250 million for medical services received by Libyans in Jordan. Fawzi Hammouri (pictured), President of the PHA, told the Jordan Times last year that medical bills accumulated by Libyans in the Kingdom had reached nearly $350 million after the Libyan Civil War had broken […]

China provides $6m Medical Aid to Libya

By John Lee. China is to provide up to $6 million in medical aid to Libya. According to a report from Xinhua, the agreement was signed at the headquarters of the Tripoli’s Ministry of Health, following a meeting between the Chinese Charge d’Affaires in Libya Wang Qimin and the Libyan UN-backed government’s Health Minister Omar […]

Healthcare Under Attack in Libya

Violence in Libya continues to have a devastating impact on health care in the country, with hospitals and other medical facilities bombed, shelled and looted; medical personnel targeted, attacked and even taken hostage or arbitrarily detained; and patients at times denied prompt life-saving care or attacked while getting treatment, according to a paper published today […]