Dr Hussein being interviewed by the mediaHumanitarian community calls for US$ 151 million to provide life-saving assistance for Libya in 2017

15 December 2016, Tunis, Tunisia – The 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan for Libya seeks US$ 151 million to address the most critical life-saving needs of 940 000 people.

The plan addresses the needs of the internally displaced, returnees, most vulnerable non-displaced Libyans, migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in urgent need of life-saving health care, protection and access to basic goods and services like food, drinking water, sanitation services, shelter and education. 

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Workshop on managing and strengthening emergency care during crisis

23 October 2016 -- A 3-day workshop was conducted on strengthening emergency services in Libya from 17 to 19 October, 2016. The 34 participants included general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, anesthetists...

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In focus

Assessment workshop on cancer registry in Libya

20 November 2016 -- The WHO country office in Libya conducted an assessment workshop for a Libyan national cancer registry between 16 and 17 November in Tunis, in partnership with...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population in thousands  6246
Total health expenditure as % of general government expenditure  4.9
Maternal mortality ratio per 100 000 live births  9
Number of primary health care units and centres (per 100 000 population)  2.6
Life expectancy at birth in years  72.7

Source: Country statistical profiles 2016

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