WHO condemns the killing of doctors in the Libyan conflict

World Health Organization

Tripoli, Libya, 8 April 2019 — The World Health Organization strongly condemned the killing of two doctors who had been providing critically needed services to civilians in Tripoli. “It is unacceptable for health workers to be targeted during armed conflict,” emphasized Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. “Parties in such … Read moreWHO condemns the killing of doctors in the Libyan conflict

50% of people aged 12-35 years young people – are at risk of hearing loss due to loud sounds

World Health Organization

New WHO-ITU standard aims to prevent hearing loss among 1.1 billion young people Geneva – Nearly 50% of people aged 12-35 years – or 1.1 billion young people – are at risk of hearing loss due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud sounds, including music they listen to through personal audio devices. Ahead of … Read more50% of people aged 12-35 years young people – are at risk of hearing loss due to loud sounds

WHO warns of increasing attacks on health facilities in Libya

World Health Organization

5 February 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) warns of increasing attacks on health facilities and workers in both frequency and scale. WHO has documented more than 41 attacks targeting health workers and facilities throughout 2018–2019 across the country. These attacks resulted in 6 health workers and patients killed and 25 health workers injured. … Read moreWHO warns of increasing attacks on health facilities in Libya