Tag Archives | World Health Organization (WHO)

More than 30,000 now Displaced in Tripoli

By John Lee. At least 264 people have been killed and 1,266 wounded since Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its offensive Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Monday. More than 30,000 are believed to have been displaced. UNICEF added last week that 122,088 students can’t access their schools in Tripoli. […]

Tripoli Death Toll Rises Further

By John Lee. At least 174 people have been killed and 756 wounded since Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its offensive Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA)’s Interior Ministry spokesman, Colonel Mabrouk Abdel Hafiz (pictured), said on Monday that an emergency room has […]

WHO rushes Medical Aid to Libya’s Wounded

Amid Tripoli clashes, WHO rushes medical aid to the wounded in Libya As clashes around Tripoli continued and the number of wounded rose to the hundreds, WHO reacted swiftly to provide field hospitals and ambulances with critically-needed life saving supplies. “We have sent emergency medical teams to help frontline hospitals cope with caseloads and to […]

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 […]

5,000 cases Leishmaniasis in Libya

By John Lee. The head of Libya’s National Centre for Disease Control has reportedly said that at least 5,000 cases of leishmaniasis have been registered in Libya in the past six months, adding that the number of sufferers may be higher as some patients do not seek treatment. AFP quotes Ahmad al-Qarari as saying that […]

$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 […]

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 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. […]