Libyan Healthcare Team Visits US

A Libyan healthcare delegation visit the United States last week led by Deputy Minister of Health Emhamed Elhemmali.

The group attended the Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago, and met with US companies, State Department officials and members of the US Congress in Washington DC.

The Minister said Libya is seeking US expertise to move beyond a system of, "scattered hospitals and primary care without good coordination".

Libyan needs sought in the US focused on public health administration, training, pharmaceuticals, telemedicine, IT and hospital construction. Dr Taher Ali Ahmed Abdussalam, head of the Medical Supplies Organisation at the Ministry of Health, highlighted the particular need to devise a central system for hospitals to communicate with the ministry on their procurement needs.

(Source: Libya Herald)

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