On 2 November 2012 Dr Andreas Schmitt, CEO of Vivantes International GmbH, and Anwar Moussa, investor in Libya's private healthcare sector, signed a co-operation agreement in Berlin.
Invited guests included representatives from the Senate Chancellery of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, the Senate Department for Business, Technology and Research, as well as Ghorfa e.V., the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The chairman of the Libyan Federation of Chambers of Commerce in Tripoli and owner of the Libyan Investment company was also present.
This co-operation is rooted in efforts to reform the Libyan health system and to strengthen the role of the private health sector. Reorganizing medical departments and setting up new hospitals are just some of the challenges ahead.
As part of reform work and under the strategic management of Vivantes International GmbH, the private Libyan European Hospital (LEH) is to be adapted to meet the current needs of the Libyan health market.
Anwar Moussa: "There is considerable demand among Libyan citizens for high-quality medical care and we Libyans consider Germany to be a top address for healthcare. LEH chose Vivantes International GmbH because Vivantes will be able to contribute its extensive medical expertise.