Libya

WHO sends medical aid in response to urgent humanitarian needs in Derna

Derna_NCD_supplies19 June 2018, Libya – The World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered 2 kits of noncommunicable disease (NCD) medicines to Derna health authorities.

An NCD kit is a pre-packed set of essential medicines to meet the initial primary health needs of 10 000 people for 3 months in emergencies. This will cover the urgent needs for patients with hypertension and cardiac conditions, diabetes and some endocrine conditions, respiratory diseases, and mental health conditions.

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WHO supports Ministry of Health with antiviral medication, measles and rubella reagent kits

Supplies_for_the_Ministry_of_Health_in_Libya13 June 2018 – In its continued efforts to respond to any possible outbreak and the laboratory diagnosis of measles infection, WHO has provided support to the Libyan Ministry of Health with antiviral medication (Tamiflu) that blocks the actions of influenza virus types A and B in the body. This amount is sufficient for more than 350 cases as part of  preparedness efforts for an expected outbreak of any such disease. Also, WHO provided measles and rubella reagent kits to support preparedness and response measures that the Ministry is currently implementing.

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    WHO supports Ministry of Health with antiviral medication, measles and rubella reagent kits

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