Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 2 emergency

Libya: WHO provides lifesaving HIV medicines in Benghazi, Libya

2 January 2017 -- The prevalence of HIV has been on the rise in Libya since the start of hostilities in 2011. A WHO assessment of the country’s health system showed a general collapse in services, including stalled drug procurement and distribution. Severe shortages of anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs threatens the lives of many HIV patients and has led to public protests demanding the Ministry of Health's immediate action to address the problem.