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Workshop for Primary Health Care Nurses in Libya

The WHO country office in Libya, in collaboration with its Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Ministry of Health of Libya,completed a 2-week training of trainers workshop for the primary health care (PHC) nursing workforce in Libya. The workshop, comprising one-week theoretical sessions followed by a week of practical training, was made possible […]

New Ambulance for city of Tawergha

Stabilization Facility for Libya hands over an ambulance to the city of Tawergha The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Libya, Mr. Gerardo Noto, handed over today an ambulance to the Chairman of the Local Council of Tawergha, Mr. Abdul-Rahman Al-Shakshak. The event took place in Tripoli as part of the efforts of […]

MSF warns of Healthcare Emergency in Libya

By John Lee. Staff from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (Doctors Without Borders), who were recently granted access to two detention centres in Libya, found what they say was “a catastrophic medical situation among the people detained there“. The situation in Zintan and Gharyan detention centres, located south of Tripoli, in the Nafusa Mountains, is consistent […]

Five EU-funded Projects in Libyan Health Sector

With the ongoing conflict in Tripoli, the needs of the Libyan health sector are as urgent as ever. In that context, on Wednesday 19th June 2019 the European Union (EU) and the Libyan Ministry of Health officially launched five new EU-funded projects to support the Libyan health sector. The projects cover a broad spectrum of […]

WHO sends Emergency Medical Supplies to Libyan Hospitals

The World Health Organization (WHO) released 10 trucks loaded with emergency medical supplies and trauma kits to reach 10 major hospitals in different districts of Libya on March 23, providing emergency departments with desperately needed materials to treat diseases and injuries. The shipments were supported by European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). General […]

NOC gives New Equipment to Tripoli University Hospital

NOC inaugurates cutting-edge cardiovascular device at Tripoli University Hospital The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has unveiled a next-generation medical device at Tripoli University Hospital’s (TUH) cardiovascular catheterization unit, for use in complex interventional heart procedures. The cutting-edge image-guided medical device, donated and installed by NOC in accordance with the corporation’s sustainable development framework, will enable […]

$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 […]