Aid & Development

WHO provides Libya with 12 types of anti-tuberculosis medicines

North Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has provided Libya with 12 types of anti-tuberculosis medicine to counter the growing health crisis in the country.

World Health Organization (WHO) delivered anti-tuberculosis medicines to Tripoli.

They said in a statement that a total of 12 types of the provided medicines will enable treatment of adult and child cases of TB, including multi-drug resistant TB.

“The WHO supplies, dispatched in response to critical humanitarian needs, were handed to the National Center of Disease Control (NCDC), and will be further distributed to public health facilities providing treatment to TB patients across the country,” the statement reads.

WHO added that during 2016-2017, there were more than 1500 new notifications of TB including 80 children.

“The donated medical supplies are sufficient to cover their treatment for one year.” The World Health Organisation further explained.

Image: The Libya Observer

Article: The Libya Observer