LIBYA – Libya has secured 2 fully equipped mobile clinics from the World Health Organization (WHO) that will support WHO’s efforts to increase the availability of emergency health care services for vulnerable people including immigrants.
The World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern announced that the mobile clinics will primarily target internally displaced people and migrants in remote areas who have little access to health care.
According to WHO, each clinic provides a wide range of services with a special focus on children and women as well as gynaecological, internal and paediatric consultations among other health services.
WHO coordinated between the ministries of health of Libya and Turkey to facilitate the participation of the Deputy Prime Minister of Libya in a high-level meeting on health and migration in the WHO European Region
The fully equipped mobile clinics were procured through funding contributed by the Government of Germany in partnership with the World Health Organization for better health management in humanitarian settings.
WHO has delivered the well-equipped mobile clinics to the Directorate of Health Services in Benghazi, Libya to supplement primary health care services in the municipality as well as improve the quality of healthcare services.
In addition, the World Health Organization is working closely with its health partners and local authorities to continue training health care staff and providing life-saving medicines, supplies and equipment to help save lives and alleviate suffering in the conflict-affected country.
WHO Representative in Libya Ms Elizabeth Hoff expressed gratitude to Germany for its unwavering support, noting that the health agency will continue its efforts to scale up mobile clinics to help more people who may have no other access to health care.
“Over the past few years, we’ve had excellent collaboration with the Government of Germany. Its continued funding is helping us strengthen outreach services in remote communities where health facilities do not exist, are not functional or are inaccessible,” Ms Elizabeth Hoff confirmed.
Meanwhile, the current Acting Minister of Health Ramadan Abu Janah affirmed his support for the efforts of experts in reforming and developing the health system in Libya, and achieving comprehensive development of the health sector.
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