Stabilization Facility for Libya hands over the sterilization department at Sebha Medical Center

Feb 27, 2018

Mr. Jamal Ibrahim (left), SFL coordinator (left), Mr. Mohammed Abdel Rahman, Director of the Monitoring and Quality Control Department at Sebha Municipality (middle), Mr. Hamed Alkhaiyali, Mayor of Sebha municipality (right), during the handover ceremony at Sebha Medical center. Photo: ©UNDP

Following the rehabilitation of the sterilization department of Sebha Medical Center, the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) handed it over yesterday to the municipality. Sebha Medical Center covers the largest geographic area in the South, providing services to the population of southwest Libya.

A local company hired by the Facility repaired the damage walls, doors, and windows of the hospital section, which last year sterilized equipment used in more than 1750 surgical interventions.

Led by the Government of National Accord (GNA), and implemented by UNDP with support from the international community, the Sterilization Department of Sebha Medical Center is now able to provide clean and uncontaminated instruments to perform lifesaving activities.

“This rehabilitation will improve the services delivered to all the residents of Southern Libya regardless of their origins. Germ-free instruments will save many lives,” said the Municipality Mayor, Mr. Hamed Alkhaiyali.

Aiming to improve service delivery to citizens the Government of National Accord, has already rehabilitated two English laboratories at Sebha University and is in the process of renovating the student’s dormitory. The GNA will also provide sewage and water pumps, a mortuary freezer, prefabricated classrooms, and generators among other equipment. These projects are part of the package which the municipality, in consultation with the community, identified as priorities for Sebha. The Facility is also operating in Kikla, Sirt, Tripoli, Benghazi, Bani Walid and Ubari, and will expand to Kufra, Tawergha, Ghat, Ajdabiya and Derna.

Note to the editor:

Considered the hospital with the biggest catchment area in Libya, Sebha Medical Center provides health services, including diagnostic, treatment, and surgery, to the local and migrant population of 14 municipalities in southern Libya. Smaller hospitals in the region refer their patients to Sebha Medical Center for specialist care and further treatment.

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SFL sterililzation dept before and afterThe sterilization department at Sebha Medical Center before and after rehabilitation. Photo: ©UNDP

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