Libya's Health Minister, WHO review agreement to provide medicines to 720 children with tumors
The Libyan Vice Prime Minister and Health Minister-designate Ramadan Abu Janah met Friday with the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Libya Elizabeth Hoff and her accompanying team.
According to the media office of the Minister, the meeting saw a discussion of a number of files, especially, the follow-up on the implementation of the agreement signed between the National Oil Corporation and WHO, under the supervision of the Ministry of Health, through which medicines will be provided for pediatric oncology patients, 720 children, after the arrival of 70 % of the medicines to Libya, while the rest of the shipments are expected to arrive next February.
The meeting also saw a discussion of strengthening joint cooperation to treat 106 patients that require bone marrow transplantation, and allocating sums of money for their treatment in Italy and Greece.
WHO representative expressed a desire to unite efforts with the Ministry of Health to develop a mechanism for treating muscular dystrophy patients, as WHO will start forming a specialized technical team to deal with patients and develop a mechanism for treating them.