Health

UN report: Healthcare under attack in Libya

  • 22 May 2018 - 16:44
UN report: Healthcare under attack in Libya

Violence in Libya continues to have a devastating impact on health care in the country, with hospitals and other medical facilities bombed, shelled and looted; medical personnel targeted, attacked and even taken hostage or arbitrarily detained; and patients at times denied prompt life-saving...

Unicef: Two-thirds of Libyan Schools have limited drinking water

  • 16 May 2018 - 21:09
Unicef: Two-thirds of Libyan Schools have limited drinking water

UNICEF together with the Ministry of Education and the Libyan National Centre for Disease Control Launch Assessment of Water, Quality, Sanitation and Hygiene in Libyan Schools A nation-wide assessment on the quality of water and sanitation facilities in 140 schools in the West, East and...

Body fitness related to language skills in “older adults,” study says

  • 1 May 2018 - 23:33
Body fitness related to language skills in “older adults,” study says

Older adults who exercise regularly may have an easier time finding words to express themselves than their peers who aren’t as physically fit, a small study suggests. Reuters reported that researchers examined results from 28 volunteers, mostly in their late 60s or early 70s, who played word...

Visiting medical team in Tobruk conducts cardiac diagnoses of 20 children

  • 9 April 2018 - 11:06
Visiting medical team in Tobruk conducts cardiac diagnoses of 20 children

The visiting medical team from Tripoli has carried out diagnoses of heart diseases for 20 children at the Tobruk medical center in eastern Libya. The medical team is headed by Dr. Nayeema Gubaa and Dr. Maryem Al-Maadani. The diagnoses were done for the children, who come from different Libyan...

Over 8500 hygiene kits distributed for women in Libya by UNHCR and UNFPA

  • 1 April 2018 - 14:56
Over 8500 hygiene kits distributed for women in Libya by UNHCR and UNFPA

UNHCR and UNFPA, with the support of German funding, are currently distributing 8,517 dignity and hygiene kits in 16 different locations in the Libyan areas of Tripoli, Misrata, Sabha, Nafusa Mountains, Bani Walid , Janzour , Ubari and Murzaq. The kits contain hygiene and sanitary items...

Germany provides 9.8 million euros to UNICEF to support 30.000 Libya vulnerable children

  • 25 March 2018 - 13:37
Germany provides 9.8 million euros to UNICEF to support 30.000 Libya vulnerable children

 The German Government commits EUR 9.8 million to UNICEF to support at least 30,000 vulnerable children and their families in Libya with child protection, education, water and sanitation services over the next four years. This announcement represents the fourth phase of funding that Germany...

Libya’s first DNA analysis lab opens

  • 8 March 2018 - 14:42
Libya’s first DNA analysis lab opens

The first DNA analysis laboratory in Libya has been opened to help identify bodies recovered from mass graves. The laboratory, opened Tuesday and run by the General Authority for the Care of the Families of Martyrs and Missing Persons, is sponsored by oil company Repsol and the state-owned...

WHO provides two mechanical ventilators to Houn town, central Libya

  • 7 March 2018 - 10:58
WHO provides two mechanical ventilators to Houn town, central Libya

The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in Libya delivered two Mechanical ventilators with all their accessories to the Alaafia Hospital in Houn city, one was delivered in December 2017 and the other one last week. These neonatal ventilators will support the Gynecology and Obstetrics...

Turkey’s TIKA sent 14 food tons to Libya’s Yefren

  • 1 March 2018 - 12:00
Turkey’s TIKA sent 14 food tons to Libya’s Yefren

    The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said Wednesday it has sent 14 tons of food to 400 Libyan households.   A handing-over ceremony was held at the Turkish Embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli. It was attended by Turkey's Ambassador in Tripoli...

UN urges for urgent protection of desert-stranded Tawergha IDPs in Libya

  • 27 February 2018 - 16:38
UN urges for urgent protection of desert-stranded Tawergha IDPs in Libya

The UN Humanitarian organisations and partners in Libya are deeply concerned about the situation faced by Tawergha men, women and children who are unable to return home and currently living in makeshift-tented settlements with precarious conditions in Qararat al-Qataf and Hwara. “Hundreds of...