The low priority given to mental health services in Libya leads to an almost total lack of mental health care training. Photo credit: WHOThe WHO in collaboration with the national centre for disease control and health care human resources development centre has launched two post-graduate diplomas in primary mental health care and clinical psychotherapeutic interventions in May 2013.
The time frame for both diplomas is six months. The main aim of the programmes is to fill the human resource gap in mental health and psychosocial support particularly in remote and under served areas in the country.
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The WHO supports the Ministry of Health's medical devices unit in cross cutting issues like training design, context, regulatory framework. Photo credit: Dr Fahmy BahgatThe WHO country office is currently supporting the Ministry of Health in restructuring its medical devices and technologies unit. The main objectives of its efforts include:
developing technical specifications for medical devices tendering and procurement process;
developing basic and advanced training programmes for national medical equipment engineers and technician;
developing a comprehensive inventory and computerized maintenance management system for better functionality of available technologies and quality of clinical services;
establishing relationships and contacts with regional centres of excellence;
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