Workshop on reproductive and maternal health packages

17 March 2019 – The WHO country office in Libya, in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Ministry of Health of Libya, organized a 4-day national workshop on reproductive and maternal health packages of interventions, based on WHO updated recommendations.

The workshop took place from 11 to 14 March 2019 to introduce recently updated WHO guidelines on preconception care, family planning, antenatal care and  intrapartum care to 40 participants, including reproductive health policy-makers, programme managers, health providers, academia, researchers, gynaecologists and representatives of the professional midwives association from different regions of Libya. Representatives of UNICEF, the United Nations Population Fund, International Organization for Migration and WHO Regional Office and country offices.

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WHO responds to critical health needs in southern Libya

6 March 2019 – In response to increasing violence in Sabha City, southern Libya, the World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered trauma medicines sufficient for more than 400 patients requiring trauma care to Sabha Medical Centre, Murzuq General hospital and Ghodwa field hospital. WHO has also delivered 6 incubators and 2 ventilators to the neonatal intensive care unit of Sabha Medical Centre, and pre-positioned additional trauma medicines at the Medical Supply Office in Sabha to be delivered to health facilities as needed.

Clashes between armed groups in Sabha and Murzuq in February resulted in increasing numbers of injured patients, overwhelming health facilities already facing shortages of specialists and medical supplies. The total number of casualties is 250, which includes 44 dead and 206 wounded.

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