Review and Planning Meeting for Ensuring Access to Life Saving Health Care Service in South of Libya
A review and planning meeting was arranged by WHO-Libya Office on 21 April to ensure access to life-saving health care services in the South of Libya. The meeting was attended by all directors of the 8 hospitals and all managers of health services in the 8 regions of the South, in addition to the directors of the branch of National Center of Disease Control and the Oncology Centre in Sabha. WHO, IOM, UNFPA and ICRC facilitated the meeting.
The director of the National Health Information Centre presented the alarming results of Service Availability and Readiness of health facilities Assessment done in collaboration with WHO, and identified the following major gaps in health services:
• Primary Health Care (PHC) access reduced and severe shortages of medical supplies
• Shortages of doctors in most PHCs
• Hospital in-patient capacity reduced from 920 beds in 2012 to 683.
Key health needs for the south were identified for 2017 including supply of life-saving medicines, training of nurses and doctors in specialized areas, repair of the health facilities and building the capacity of the MOH facilities to respond to the health needs of increasing number of Migrants