Health

WHO holds workshop for developing Libya’s health sector

  • 10 February 2018 - 20:35
WHO holds workshop for developing Libya’s health sector

 The World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Libyan ministry of health and the National Center of Disease Control (NCDC), conducted, on Sunday 4 February 2017, a Health Consultative workshop on the antimicrobial resistance in Libya. It brought together 25 participants from...

European Union to fund education and health sectors in Libya, says envoy

  • 7 February 2018 - 08:19
European Union to fund education and health sectors in Libya, says envoy

  European Union (EU) Ambassador to Libya Bettina Muscheidt on Tuesday announced that the EU will financially support projects in Libya in a number of sectors including health and education. Muscheidt made her remarks during a meeting with the UN-backed Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad...

UNICEF: 378.000 children in dire need for life-saving aids in Libya

  • 30 January 2018 - 12:35
UNICEF: 378.000 children in dire need for life-saving aids in Libya

  After seven years of conflict, the humanitarian situation in Libya continues to deteriorate with 378,000 children in need of life-saving assistance and protection throughout 2018.[1]   “2018 is a pivotal year for Libya, especially for children,” said Abdel-Rahman...

Deaths and blinding cases over drinking poisoned liquor in Libya’s capital

  • 28 January 2018 - 20:29
Deaths and blinding cases over drinking poisoned liquor in Libya’s capital

Four people died Friday and three others went blind on Saturday, while about four to five other men are still receiving treatment after drinking poisoned home-made alcohol (Boukha) in Libya's capital Tripoli, reported the Health Ministry.  The official at the Health Ministry, Omar Matoug, said...

WHO condemns Benghazi bombings, vows health support for the injured

  • 27 January 2018 - 15:40
WHO condemns Benghazi bombings, vows health support for the injured

World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemned the double car bombing in Al-Salmani district in Benghazi on 23 January 2018 which killed and injured scores of civilians. WHO extended in a statement on Friday its condolences to the victims' families and renewed its humanitarian commitment to...

UNICEF: 1.3 million Libyans, including 439.000 children, in need of humanitarian assistance

  • 23 January 2018 - 11:17
UNICEF: 1.3 million Libyans, including 439.000 children, in need of humanitarian assistance

In 2017, an estimated 1.3 million people including 439,000 children were in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Libya due to the continued conflict, insecurity, and the collapsing economy. UNICEF reported that he periodic escalations of armed conflict that took place in 2017 further...

Misurata Red Crescent Office denies links to fabricated stories about Sudanese torture video

  • 22 January 2018 - 16:31
Misurata Red Crescent Office denies links to fabricated stories about Sudanese torture video

The Head of the Misurata Office of the Red Crescent Najib Al-Rays, has denied commenting on the videos that show Sudanese nationals tortured. Najib told the Libyan Express that he had not heard about or seen the videos on social media, but “some media outlets are trying to make a mountain out...

Filipino workers look to return back to Libya

  • 4 January 2018 - 20:58
Filipino workers look to return back to Libya

The Consul of the Philippines in Libya met Thursday with the General Director of the Tripoli Medical Center (TMC), Mohammed Henish, and discussed ways possible of returning the Filipino medical staffers to work at the TMC. "The Filipino workers have left their place empty in the TMC after they...

WHO conducts workshop to Strengthening Health Information System for Patients living with HIV/AIDS in Libya

  • 13 December 2017 - 16:01
WHO conducts workshop to Strengthening Health Information System for Patients living with HIV/AIDS in Libya

The World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Libya carried out a two-day planning workshop on “Strengthening Health Information System for Patients living with HIV/AIDS”. The core purpose of the workshop were to evaluate the...

GNA defense ministry covers treatment expenses of the wounded in Benghazi war

  • 2 December 2017 - 12:41
GNA defense ministry covers treatment expenses of the wounded in Benghazi war

The Minister of Defense in the Government of National Accord (GNA), Mahdi Al-Barghathi, ordered that the treatment expenses in Tunisia of injured and wounded military personals from the war in Benghazi, to be covered by the Ministry of Defense. The media office of the Ministry of Defense...