Imagine living in a very remote place with no hospitals close by, no first aid, not enough doctors, and having to wait for weeks at a time to have a health check. Imagine a father who must travel more than 390 km during the night just to procure an X-ray for his son’s fractured hand. Worse still, imagine a pregnant woman in urgent need of medical attention, and who has to travel more than 350km to reach the closest hospital, thereby endangering the life of her unborn baby. These are exactly the daily happenings in Ghat, according to documented cases.
In addition to providing medical services, the project, which is targeting six health facilities in both Zawia and Ghat, also aims at rehabilitating and maintaining the health facilities and buildings, supplying medical equipment, and training medical staff.
Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped onto water, Alythni and the people working on the project know that the actions of a few individuals can have far-reaching effects in rebuilding a better future in and for Libya. Furthermore, mutual efforts and cooperation between the governmental sectors, local communities, civil societies, international organizations, and individuals also play a major role in achieving change.