Tag Archives | National Center for Disease Control (NCDC)

IOM Briefs on Support to Libyan Health and Local Authorities

IOM Director Briefs U.S. Ambassador on Support to Libyan Health and Local Authorities US Ambassador Norland participated in a virtual briefing on April 2 led by the Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for Libya, Federico Soda, who provided an update on IOM's crucial and lifesaving assistance to Libya's most vulnerable […]

Libya Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic

By John Lee. A high-level meeting was held last night between the Tripoli-based Ministries of Health and the Interior, and Libya's National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), to discuss the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Among those in attendance were Minister of Health Dr. Hamid Omar, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Khaled Mazen, and Director of the […]

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 […]

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. […]

New Insulin Supply Renews Hope for Diabetic Libyans

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in close collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Libyan Ministry of Health, has assisted seven municipalities in Libya with a supply of much needed insulin with the support and funding of the Italian Government. According to WHO, 13.7 per cent of Libyans are diabetic, and the availability of […]