Libya crisis

WHO condemns attack on Al Jala Hospital in Benghazi

27 December 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemns the armed attack on Al Jala Hospital in Benghazi, Libya, on 25 December. The attack resulted in damage to the hospital infrastructure.
Al Jala Trauma Hospital works with limited supplies and resources, and under extreme pressure, to save lives and provide medical services for the whole east of Libya.

Libya launches nationwide campaign to vaccinate 2.7 million children against measles, rubella and polio

10 December 2018, Tripoli, Libya – WHO, together with the Libyan National Centre for Disease Control, the Ministry of Health, and UNICEF, have launched a national immunization campaign targeting more than 2 million children throughout Libya, including children in refugee and migrant shelters.

Distribution of essential medicines to primary health care centres in Libya

11 September 2018 – Availability of essential medicines is key in order to ensure access and utilization of primary health care centre facilities by population. WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Libya has been able to successfully complete the distribution process of first batch of essential medicines to 6 selected primary health care centres which are located in the east, west and south of Libya.

WHO responds to increased trauma needs as violence escalates in Tripoli

3 September 2018 – Violence in southern Tripoli, Libya has left almost 50 people dead and more than 125 others injured and in need of urgent, life-saving medical care. To support the response efforts of the Ministry of Health, WHO is deploying 10 mobile emergency trauma teams consisting of doctors, paramedics, essential medicines and medical equipment to areas where fighting is ongoing. WHO has also delivered trauma medicines for 200 critical cases, and has enough medicines for 2000 more cases on standby to deliver to hospitals as needed.

French Government and WHO strengthen access to lifesaving medicines and supplies in the south of Libya

1 July 2018 – With the generous support of the Government of France, WHO has delivered lifesaving medicines and supplies to His Excellency the Minister of Health of Libya fto enable the Ministry to improve the access of the Libyan people to essential medicines and supplies in the south of Libya in a simple ceremony held at the National Centre for Disease Control office in Tripoli.

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