Libya’s Health System Devastated By Violence, Medication Shortages

The Lancet: Libya’s health crisis looks set to worsen
“…Health workers largely fled the country after the violence escalated in 2014. The international community regards Libya as a high-risk state. Médecins Sans Frontières works in some places, including the ravaged city of Benghazi, but most charities dare not enter. U.N. agencies undertake their operations from neighboring Tunisia. The population has scant access to basic care and there are severe shortages of essential medications, including insulin, tuberculosis drugs, and antiretrovirals…” (Burki, 4/2).

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