Thursday, 14/11/2019 | 6:11 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire

WHO Warns Against Increasing Number of Tuberculosis Cases in Libya

Tripoli-The World Health Organisation said its emergency team has conducted more than 200 operations in Libya over the last two weeks, in cooperation with the UN and the EU Missions in Libya, and the British Department for International Development DFID. The agency said it conducted surgical operations in different parts of the country in 24 medical care centres, including 163 minor surgical operations and 4574 medical consultations. The Organisation warned against an increasing number of Tuberculosis patients, and said it expected the number to double by the end of 2019. The Organisation said it needed $ 1.7 million to buy drugs and medical equipment, and to train doctors and nurses on Tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment. 250 migrants were infected with the disease in 2018, it said.

Source: Libya News Agency

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