WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Libya, organized two workshops on the “Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) in Tripoli and Al-Bayda cities. The week-long trainings are based on national guidelines and are targeting more than 50 general physicians of Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities.
These trainings aim to enhance skills of general physicians in prevention and management of non-communicable diseases thereby playing instrumental role in implementing family medicine practices, complementing primary health care system in the country.
“Non-Communicable Diseases is the lead cause of death in Libya and a global concern. Improvement of preventive methods along with enhancing health workers capacity has critical role in reducing morbidity and mortality” said Dr. Syed Jaffar Hussein, World Health Organization Representative and Head of Mission in Libya.
Under the project “Improving Access to Primary Health Care Services” in Libya, generously funded by the DFID, aims to focus on primary health care services thereby increasing access and better health coverage to health care services and improving quality of life. The projects targets 3.6 million beneficiaries in all over Libya