Humanitarian Needs and Response: Health
The sector and its partners continue to coordinate health response with health local authorities including the Murzuq Crisis Committee, Sabha Municipality Council and Sabha Medical Center and others at different levels to cover any emerging needs.
The Health Sector provided medical equipment and different health kits including trauma, non-communicable and cholera. The distributed medical supplies and medications that can support 72,000 people for three months and support 600 life-saving surgeries.
Rapid response teams and surveillance officers are deployed to IDP locations across the south. WHO provided health supplies to Taraghin, Murzuq public hospitals and Tasawah rural hospital. The Sabha Medical Centre, Taraghin and Ubari hospitals and Tasawah rural hospitals continue to provide referral services for wounded and patients with chronic conditions.
In response to identified needs of displaced individuals from Murzuq to Benghazi, WHO deployed an emergency medical team with an equipped mobile clinic. In addition, WHO Emergency Medical Team (EMT) has been deployed from Ubari hospital to cover Al Greefah and Bent Baya rural hospitals, providing services to Murzuq IDPs.
Health partners need to scale up their response in health life-saving and life-sustaining services. Strengthening cold chain system across the south remains one of the key priorities. Advocacy continues to call for an impartial access to the functioning health facilities by all patients regardless of their background.