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Health Services in Libya Near Catastrophe
Despite all the money and support from the Prime Minister and the GNC, the performance of the current Libyan Minister of Health is very poor after seven months since he took over, says former minister of health Nagi Barakat who outlines what should be done to avoid a catastrophe in the making.

Libya Health Officials Confirm Cases of H1 N1 Virus
Twenty-nine flu cases have been reported recently in Libya some of which are found to be of the type H1 N1 virus. The Director of the National Centre for Disease Control said health authorities were prepared to respond to the situation and the cases have been isolated to protect the rest of the population.


A Sister in Tunis, A Mother in Cairo
“Our revolution has been quicker than the Egyptian and Tunisian ones” is an oft repeated remark I hear on the streets of Tripoli. Is it true? I examined this assertion from a medical perspective, highlighting some fundamental issues which every society has to face.

Addressed to Libyans Who Have Undergone Medical Treatment in Malta
My friends and I are carrying out research about Medical Tourism in the Maltese Islands as part of a diploma course for mature students. For this reason we would particularly like to here from people who have visited Malta and/or Gozo either specifically or partially for health reasons - particularly if they also underwent medical interventions.

Libya: National Health Systems Conference August 26-30
Libya's Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) will hold a conference on health system – August 26-30 at the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli - to discuss the future of the health services in Libya.

Sabratha Blood Transfusion Workshop August 22-23, Establishing New Service in Libya
A blood transfusion workshop is expected to become the first milestone for the development of a safe, efficient and effective blood transfusion services in Libya after decades of neglect by the former corrupt regime. The workshop is sponsored by the Libyan Ministry of Health to accomplish many objectives.

Saluting our 'Ladies with the Lamp' - By Prashant Bhatt
12th May is the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, who is widely regarded as one of the founders of modern Nursing. Another is from former Yugoslavia but Tripoli is home to her, a place where she lived and worked for 33 years. Still nursing is one of the key factors in determining the successful outcome of treatment. It can also be one of the weakest and neglected links in healthcare delivery.

Today: World Malaria Day, CAF Names the United Against Malaria (UAM) Campaign
Wednesday April 25, on World Malaria Day, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) named the United Against Malaria (UAM) campaign an official social programme of the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations, being held in South Africa early next year.

World for Libya Providing Training for Libyan Surgeons
In an effort to improve the quality of health care in Libya, World for Libya is working with both UK and Libyan surgeons to create the Virtual Interactive Surgical Training Academy (VISTA), which will allow senior UK and international surgeons to share new techniques and knowledge with Libyan surgeons by interacting over this online training platform.

Joint Action on HIV, TB Saves 910, 000 Lives, WHO says
An estimated 910 000 lives were saved globally over six years by improving collaboration between TB and HIV services that protect people living with HIV from TB, according to global health impact figures just released by the World Health Organisation, WHO.

Film Actress Launches UN-backed Polio Vaccination Campaign in Chad
Film actress and humanitarian advocate Mia Farrow has helped launch a United Nations-supported polio vaccination campaign in Chad, which has the second highest number of registered polio cases in the world.

OPINION: Challenges Facing Health Services in Libya after 17th Feb. revolution
The absence of quality leaderships in health services and the recent choice of a minister of health with very little experience in management are the major challenges facing the government and NTC. The most important challenges are to get trust back to health services in Libya. This will take time and this will not happen overnight.

OPINION: Social networking: An Emerging Venue for Libyan Healthcare Professionals
The health system in Libya and its inadequate performance is not due to lack of good Libyan doctors inside or the lack of return of Libyan doctors from abroad. The system will need a qualified, honest, team player that is a level five leader to be on the top of the pyramid. Such leader will need full authority and accountability to act and execute the needed radical changes.

Tunisian Health Service at the Forefront of 'Hygiene Revolution'
The Tunisian government and the UK-based company Hygiene Worldwide are working together to provide a range of unique, world-leading hygiene products throughout the Tunisian Public Health Service. Successful implementation will further promote Tunisian economic growth with the establishment of Tunisia as a major distribution and production hub.

Al Zawiyah Hospital, Korean Company Sign Agreement on Medical Treatment Service
Libya's Al Zawiyah National Hospital and the Korea Shinhan Engineering and Construction Company have signed an agreement aimed at providing Libyan patients with the volunteering medical treatment services of Korean doctors at Al Zawiyah National Hospital.

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Sabratha Blood Transfusion Workshop August 22-23, Establishing New Service in Libya
A blood transfusion workshop is expected to become the first milestone for the development of a safe, efficient and effective blood transfusion services in Libya after decades of neglect by the former corrupt regime. The workshop is sponsored by the Libyan Ministry of Health to accomplish many objectives.

Saluting our 'Ladies with the Lamp' - By Prashant Bhatt
12th May is the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, who is widely regarded as one of the founders of modern Nursing. Another is from former Yugoslavia but Tripoli is home to her, a place where she lived and worked for 33 years. Still nursing is one of the key factors in determining the successful outcome of treatment. It can also be one of the weakest and neglected links in healthcare delivery.

 

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