Health

Libya to launch vaccination campaign for over 2.7million children

  • 6 December 2018 - 12:02
Libya to launch vaccination campaign for over 2.7million children

Libya is set to launch a campaign overseen by the World Health Organisation to vaccinate more than 2.7 million children after months of shortages, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The "national immunisation campaign", organised with the United Nations children fund Unicef, is expected...

New 5000 HIV cases reported in Libya since January 2018

  • 4 December 2018 - 14:41
New 5000 HIV cases reported in Libya since January 2018

The Libyan Health Ministry's Center for Disease Control said on Monday that about 5000 HIV cases have been reported since the start of 2018. According to the director of the Center for Disease Control Badr Al-Deen Al-Najjar, some cases are new and others have been living with the virus for a...

Libya pays $250 million in debts to Jordanian hospitals

  • 26 November 2018 - 13:28
Libya pays $250 million in debts to Jordanian hospitals

Libya has reached an agreement with Jordan to pay the debts to Jordanian hospitals for treating injured Libyans, a statement from Jordan's Private Hospitals Association said Sunday. The Libyan authorities agreed to reimburse the association an amount of 250 million U.S. dollars for the...

UN, EU launch multi-million program to provide basic services to Libya’s vulnerable people

  • 24 November 2018 - 17:46
UN, EU launch multi-million program to provide basic services to Libya’s vulnerable people

The UN Development Program (UNDP) on Friday announced the launch of a 50-million-euro (56.7-million-U.S. dollars) program funded by the EU to support basic services for vulnerable people in Libya. The program, with joint efforts with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), will target 24 Libyan...

IOM provides medical supplies to 14 facilities across Libya

  • 6 November 2018 - 21:43
IOM provides medical supplies to 14 facilities across Libya

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) delivered essential medical items and equipment Monday to the Libyan Ministry of Health through the support of the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF). The supplies and equipment will be delivered to 14 health facilities across Libya, and include ultrasound...

UNSMIL condemns attacks on medical facilities in Tripoli

  • 6 November 2018 - 12:50
UNSMIL condemns attacks on medical facilities in Tripoli

The United Nations condemned Monday the attack against Jalaa Hospital for Women and Childbirth in Tripoli, by militias. The attackers shot one doctor and threatened the safety and security of the medical staff at the hospital, resulting in a three-day halt of all non-emergency medical...

UNICEF sends 4.7 million vaccines to Libya

  • 25 October 2018 - 21:49
UNICEF sends 4.7 million vaccines to Libya

Some 4.7 million vaccines have been sent to Libya to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases, the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) said Thursday. According to UNICEF, a cargo plane loaded with 4.7 million vaccine doses -- including those for measles, rubella and polio -- arrived early Thursday...

WHO provides anti-tuberculosis medicines to Libya’s capital

  • 8 August 2018 - 20:37
WHO provides anti-tuberculosis medicines to Libya’s capital

World Health Organization (WHO) delivered anti-tuberculosis medicines to Tripoli. A total of 12 types of the provided medicines will enable treatment of adult and child cases of TB, including multi-drug resistant TB, WHO said. The WHO supplies, dispatched in response to critical humanitarian...

Planning Workshop on Implementation of Family Practice Approach in Libya

  • 29 July 2018 - 21:41
Planning Workshop on Implementation of Family Practice Approach in Libya

The Ministry of Health in Libya, in collaboration with WHO Office for Libya, has organized a five-day planning workshop to discuss various aspects of Family Practice Approach (FPA). Implementation of Family Practice Approach is one of the essential element of Primary Health Care Project (PHC)...

WHO delivers medicines to Libya’s Al-Bayda city

  • 24 July 2018 - 13:17
WHO delivers medicines to Libya’s Al-Bayda city

WHO has delivered one basic noncommunicable disease (NCD) kit of module 1b that comprises cold chain medicines to the medical supply office in Albaida in the east of Libya. Funded by the Central Emergency Response Fund, the complete NCD kit is enough to cover 10 000 patients for a duration of 3...