18 May 2009 - 13 Feb 2021
Tuesday, 28 August, 2012, 6:30 ( 4:30 GMT )
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
What I am sharing with the reader is a collection of notes written over the last few months for my own use. My memory is not the only source for these. Some are from Skype conversations, some from chats and others from Facebook discussions with colleagues. Even though I have been in surgical practice away from Libya for over a quarter of a century, I have always admired my colleagues who remained there.
Surgery to repair a birth defect known as spina bifida is best done in the womb rather than after the baby is born, the results of an eight-year US trial released Wednesday suggest.
The World Health Organisation is advising people engage in at least 150 minutes of "moderate" physical exercise a week to reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers, in new recommendations published Friday.
The number of deaths in a seasonal flu epidemic in Britain has more than doubled in the past week to 254, up from 112 last week, figures from the government's Health Protection Agency (HPA) showed on Thursday.
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