Libya


Review and planning meeting to ensure access to life-saving health care services in the south of Libya

A group photograph of participants of the review and planning meeting 25 April 2017 – A review and planning meeting to ensure access to life-saving health care services in the south of Libya was held by WHO on 21 April 2017. It was attended by all hospital directors and managers of health services from the 8 regions of the south, in addition to the directors of the Sabha branch of the National Center of Disease Control and the Oncology. The meeting was facilitated by ICRC, IOM, UNFPA and WHO

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Events

16 May 2017 – WHO has provided 5 emergency kits to Benghazi city on 13 May 2017. Each kit will cover 100 major surgical interventions. The kits will be distributed to Benghazi...

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In focus

Life saving kits and supplies handed over to Sirte and other hospitals

25 April 2017 – On 19 April, WHO supplied 13 trauma kits and 14 incubators to hospitals in Sirte, Bani Walid, Tripoli, Zliten, Assabia, El Khadra and Benghazi. One trauma...

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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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