WHO joint mission to Tripoli
On 8th May, 2017, the World Health Organization and Ministry of Health Libya jointly launched the summary report on findings of service availability and readiness assessment (SARA) survey at Corinthia Hotel, Tripoli.
The workshop was chaired by Dr Omer Basher Altaher, Minister of Health Libya, it was attended by Dr Essa Aleminee, Undersecretary of Health, Libya, Dr Syed Jaffar Hussain, WHO Representative and Head of Mission, Libya and DSRSG/RC/HC Maria do Valle Ribeiro. The event was attended by 95 participants from the Ministry of Health, Bureau of Social Affairs, Ministry of Education, Civil Registration Vital Statistics Department, Council of Economic Development, Libyan Board of Medical and Specialties and General Information Authority and other entities.
Results of SARA survey presented by Muhammad Ibrahim Daganee highlights that 17% of hospitals, 20.1% of primary health care facilities and 8.8% of other specific service facilities were closed. There is imbalance of health workers and shortages of medicines, equipment and diagnostic materials. Overall the service availability and readiness of the specific and specialized services were below the target however the target on workforce density, facility density and maternity bed density were well achieved.