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WHO presence in Libya

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libyan-facesSource: United NationsThe WHO Representative’s Office in Libya supports the Government and health authorities at central and local level in strengthening health services, addressing public health issues and supporting and promoting research for health.  
 
Physicians, public health specialists, scientists, social scientists and epidemiologists provide appropriate technical support and collaboration upon the request or acceptance of national authorities. 
 
As the lead health agency, WHO works with many partners to support countries in reaching their national health development goals and to ensure that its efforts are coordinated. Across the Region, these include United Nations agencies, humanitarian and development partners, donors, nongovernmental organizations, WHO collaborating centres and the private sector.

     

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

See Libya country profile

Contact us

WHO Representative
PO Box 2317
Tripoli

Libya WHO headquarters page