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In a time when the precarious situation of the health facilities in Libya has been further exacerbated by high rates of Covid-19 cases, awareness and practice on how to prevent patients and health workers from being affected by infections (referred to as “Infection Prevention and Control – IPC”) has become more crucial than ever. “Infection...
Al Kufra, in the south-east of Libya, hosts a population of around 70,000 people. Many in this region suffer from limited access to basic services, including primary health care. Often, the health care facilities in Al Kufra’s villages experience shortages of medical supplies and equipment, as well as qualified medical staff. Attia Al Kaseh is...
In the frame of the AICS component of the Baladiyati programme, funded by the European Union, WW-GVC has been organizing a campaign to raise awareness on communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as protection principles and gender-based violence in the Libyan municipalities of Al Maya, Al Maamoura, Sabratha and Surman. In June, 28 community mobilizers...
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I was born and raised in Libya. My father travelled to Libya during the early 90’s to find a job and build a new life. A few years later, with a job secured in Libya, he returned to his hometown in Sudan to get married. Soon after marrying my mother, they travelled back to Libya...
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“It is my dream to have zero people in need, that is what drives me.” A powerful statement from Najla, a former employee of the Ministry of Housing and Utilities in 2017. Najla wanted a career change and to focus on providing humanitarian services to the Libyan population. Since 2017, Najla has been the Director...
A child accompanied by her father visits a pediatric facility for check-up in 2020. Photo: ©UNDP Libya/ Abdullah Hussin‎ Six years of civil war has left Libya’s infrastructure crippled and its health system destabilized. In 2017, the Sabratha Health Center, located 70 kilometers west of the capital Tripoli, was severely damaged during the conflict.The center...
Mr. Ali Mortada and his colleagues from the General Company for Cleaning Services are disinfecting an office in Ghat. photo: ©Omar Saleh When the threat of the Coronavirus outbreak arose in Libya, authorities took a set of decisions to tackle it in all regions and cities of the country. They included disinfection campaigns of public...
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“The community of Al Maamoura was facing a very poor economic and health situation even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it has become even worse,” states Dr. Hussam Elaribi, a 31-year-old doctor from the Village Hospital of Al Maamoura. Al Maamoura is among the areas in Western Libya most affected by the conflict. “While COVID-19...
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Fadwa is a 26-year-old woman from Al Bayda, the fourth largest city in Libya, located in the northeast. In December 2020 she gave birth to her first children, twins Yassin and Ahmad. During pregnancy, Fadwa endured health complications that caused her emergency hospitalization at the Althawra Hospital, the public secondary-level hospital in the area, a...
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When intense clashes erupted in Murzuq in 2019, 39-year-old Wardkoo, his wife Harday and their 5-year-old daughter Sukka, had no choice but to leave their family-run photocopy center and move 100 km east, to the small city of Umm al-Aranib.
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