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Libya “Fails to Pay” $350m Debt to Jordanian Hospitals

By John Lee. Libya has reportedly still not paid it’s debts to Jordanian private hospitals. Ammon News quotes the President of Jordan’s Private Hospitals Association, Fawzi Hammouri, as saying: “[The Libyan government] has been delaying the payments since 2013, continuously making promises to pay but not fulfilling them.” He told The Jordan Times last year […]

Training on Medicines Forecasting and Quantification

Training on medicines forecasting and quantification organised in Libya thanks to the EU The training of pharmacists from two hospitals, 12 primary health care centers and 12 primary health care units in Tobruk municipality took place on 25-26 Dec 2018. Tobruk is one of the six selected municipalities in Libya benefitting from the ongoing training […]

Libya “could Run Out of Life-Saving Medicines”

By John Lee. A UN official has warned that Libya could run out of life saving medicines by the end of March. Ali Al-Za’tari, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Libya, told Reuters: “If there is no medication and medical supplies coming in that will be a real issue for Libya. “Our estimation is that […]

Vast Stockpile of Expired Medicines

Wafa Ghiryani, Chairperson of the Commission to Dispose of Expired Medicines at the health ministry of the Tripoli-based government, has told Turkey’s Anadolu news agency that over 100,000 tonnes of expired medicines have accumulated in Libyan hospitals. She is quoted by Middle East Monitor as saying that hospitals import drugs directly, not through the Ministry […]

Jordan Hospitals and Hotels Push Libya to Pay Outstanding Bills

Jordan, which touts itself as a top destination in the Arab world for medical care, is demanding that Tripoli pay up more than $200 million in medical and hotel bills accumulated by tens of thousands of Libyans who were flown for hospital treatment in Jordan after last year’s conflict that ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi […]

India partially lifts ban on emigration to Libya

Government today partially lifted the ban on emigration to Libya more than a year after the country was hit by violence and internal strife. After an interim government has taken over, the situation has improved. It has been noticed that there is growing demand for manpower in Libya in various sectors, officials in the Overseas […]

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Russia Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Libya

The Russian emergencies ministry’s plane landed late on Wednesday in the Libyan capital Tripoli to deliver humanitarian aid, a ministry spokesman said. “At 23:10 Moscow time an Il-76 plane carrying 15 metric tons of humanitarian cargo landed in the Libyan capital Tripoli,” the source said. The cargo consists mainly of medical equipment and medicines. A […]