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    Libya: IOM Provides Mobile Health Support

    The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has provided mobile health services for migrants in remote local border communities in Libya.

    Development Diaries reports that the UN agency provided the support in collaboration with Libya’s Ministry of Health and two municipalities.

    IOM, in a tweet on its official Twiter handle, said it was also providing mobile health services for migrants, and promoting health through social mobilisation and behaviour change.

    SDG Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

    According to a January report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 1,400 people have been reported as rescued or intercepted by the Libyan authorities in 2023.

    Data from Helpcode reveals that thousands of people in the North African country do not have access to healthcare, and medication is scarce.

    A World Health Organisation’s (WHO) analysis of Libya’s health sector shows that out of 1,656 healthcare facilities, 17 percent of hospitals and 20.1 percent of first aid centres are non–operational.

    Photo source: IOM Libya

    Chinomso Momoh
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    Chinomso Thelma Momoh is a Journalist with eight (8) years of experience in media and communications. She possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Literary Studies from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja. Her skills include News anchoring, News writing/reporting, content producing, media training, and copy editing. Her hobbies include going to the movies, listening to music and visiting new places.

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