TRIPOLI, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that it supplied Libyan hospitals with trauma kits to support their emergency medical services.
"WHO Libya has delivered trauma kits to public hospitals in Tajoura, Zliten, Aldawwn, Alasabah, Tarhouna, Alafia, Alhawari and Jalo. The kits will support the continuity of emergency medical services in these hospitals," WHO tweeted.
"WHO's procurement and delivery of these supplies to eight public hospitals were carried out in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health and funded by the Germany and Italian embassies in Libya," WHO said.
Due to years of armed conflict and instability in the country, Libyan authorities are struggling to provide proper healthcare services in Libya, forcing people to pay large amounts of money to purchase live-saving medicines.
According to a report issued in September by WHO, healthcare is the "biggest need in Libya with many people lacking sustained access to primary and secondary health services including management of chronic and infectious diseases and obstetric complications."