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WHO delivers ECHO-funded essential medical supplies to Aljalaa hospital in Benghazi

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60 000 people in Benghazi can now benefit from the Interagency Emergency Health Kits and Trauma Kits delivered to the city's Aljalaa Hospital60 000 people in Benghazi can now benefit from the Interagency Emergency Health Kits and Trauma Kits delivered to the city's Aljalaa Hospital

26 December 2017, Tunis – 60 000 people in Benghazi can now benefit from medical supplies provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO).

On 21 December, WHO delivered 60 basic Interagency Emergency Health Kits, 6 supplementary Interagency Emergency Health Kits, and 9 Emergency Trauma Kits Type B to Aljalaa Hospital in Benghazi. The delivery comes as part of WHO’s ongoing response to the emergency situation in Libya.

The basic Interagency Emergency Health Kits and supplementary Interagency Emergency Health Kits are designed to treat more than 60 000 people for 3 months, while the Trauma Kits Type B can treat more than 900 moderate to severe cases.

As a result of the complex situation in Benghazi, health care services have been adversely affected. There is a pressing need for supplies such as these in the city, especially due to the fact that hospitals there are not working at full capacity and are faced with a lack of medical staff and essential medical supplies, including both medicines and equipment.

Dr Syed Jaffar Hussain, WHO Representative to Libya, welcomed the continuous support of ECHO, saying that this support made WHO’s response to the urgent needs of the underserved populations in Libya possible.