The Ministry of Health has signed a public tender project to address the medicine shortage in the country, a problem that has persisted for over 15 years. 

Ramadan Abu Janah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health, announced the agreement, which involves 137 reputable international pharmaceutical companies.

Abu Janah confirmed that some medicines have already arrived at medical supply warehouses, as he outlined a new distribution mechanism based on hospital performance and bed numbers to ensure equitable distribution.

Additionally, he noted that 70% of oncology medicines have been received and distributed to seven centres across Libya. Medication for chronic diseases is also available and being distributed to diabetes centres nationwide.

The Ministry plans to implement a digital transformation project, followed by health insurance and training initiatives to enhance medical staff performance.