Report: WHO sums up findings about Libya health sector

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health in Libya jointly launched the summary report on findings of service availability and readiness assessment (SARA) survey at Corinthia Hotel, Tripoli, On May 8th, 2017.

The workshop was chaired by Omer Basher Altaher, the Libyan Minister of Health in Libya and it was attended by Essa Aleminee – the Undersecretary of Health, Syed Jaffar Hussain, the WHO Representative and Head of Mission in Libya and DSRSG/RC/HC Maria do Valle Ribeiro.

The event was attended by 95 participants from the Ministry of Health, Bureau of Social Affairs, Ministry of Education, Civil Registration Vital Statistics Department, Council of Economic Development, Libyan Board of Medical and Specialties and General Information Authority as well as other entities.

The Results of SARA survey, which were presented by Muhammad Ibrahim Daganee, highlighted that 17% of hospitals, 20.1% of primary health care facilities and 8.8% of other specific service facilities had been closed.

“There is imbalance of health workers and shortages of medicines, equipment and diagnostic materials.” The results also indicated.

Moreover, the service availability and readiness of the specific and specialized services were below the target, however; the target on workforce density, facility density and maternity bed density were well achieved.

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