Health

100 decomposed bodies of newborns lead to arrest of Benghazi Medical Center officials

  • 20 July 2017 - 21:19
100 decomposed bodies of newborns lead to arrest of Benghazi Medical Center officials

The criminal investigation department of the Al-Bayda-based interim government of Abdullah Al-Thinni announced arresting officials from the Benghazi Medical Center (BMC) over lack of proper health conditions and scandals of maltreatment of patients. The arrest comes after photos on social media...

Health Ministry: 4 deaths, 21 injuries in east Tripoli clashes

  • 11 July 2017 - 11:35
Health Ministry: 4 deaths, 21 injuries in east Tripoli clashes

The Health Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli announced Monday that the aftermath of the clashes in Garabulli and Gawea areas on both Sunday and Monday led to the killing of four people and injuring of 21. The Health Ministry also said on Facebook that the...

51 eye surgeries done in three days at Sabha Medical Center

  • 9 July 2017 - 16:43
51 eye surgeries done in three days at Sabha Medical Center

A team of surgeons headed by doctor Egdih Belgasim, conducted 51 eye surgeries at Sabha Medical Center in southern Libya. The Sabha Medical Center administration also said that the team conducted 500 checkups for different cases with eyes-related problems in the southern region. The team...

Foreign Doctors to perform Heart Surgery in Benghazi

  • 29 June 2017 - 23:24
Foreign Doctors to perform Heart Surgery in Benghazi

A Group of foreign doctors arrived in Libyan eastern city of Benghazi to carry out heart surgery on at least 30 young children during a month-long flying visit. According to Reuters, the doctors have been visiting eastern Libya since 2012, but did not go to Benghazi for two years because of...

Over 1 in 10 people are obese worldwide, report

  • 12 June 2017 - 22:33
Over 1 in 10 people are obese worldwide, report

More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese and 2.2 billion are believed to be overweight, fueling a global health crisis that claims millions of lives every year, according to a major new international study released on Monday, Agence-Frane Presse reported. Obesity numbers have more than...

WHO: Over 7 million people die of smoking, tobacco every year

  • 30 May 2017 - 16:19
WHO: Over 7 million people die of smoking, tobacco every year

Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste, Agence-France Presse reported. The UN agency said tougher measures were needed to...

Congo approves using experimental Ebola vaccine

  • 29 May 2017 - 23:22
Congo approves using experimental Ebola vaccine

The Democratic Republic of Congo has approved using an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak of the virus in the northeast, the government said Monday. "The DRC accepts the use of vaccines against the Ebola virus," a source in the health ministry told AFP, adding that the government...

WHO says Zika virus cases reported in India

  • 28 May 2017 - 00:20
WHO says Zika virus cases reported in India

India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance, Reuters reported. The WHO said that on May 15 India's health ministry reported three confirmed cases from the western state of Gujarat. Cases were...

Congo: Fourth possible Ebola death reported by WHO

  • 22 May 2017 - 23:14
Congo: Fourth possible Ebola death reported by WHO

A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29, Reuters reported. Of the 37 cases of hemorrhagic fever discovered since early May, two have been...

WHO launched immunisation campaign against polio in south Libya

  • 18 May 2017 - 13:23
WHO launched immunisation campaign against polio in south Libya

In continuation of WHO efforts to mitigate polio virus importation to Libya, WHO in coordination with UNICEF supported and facilitated for NCDC, the implementation of Sub-National Immunisation Campaign in 8 districts of the southern region in Libya. The immunisation campaign has included...