Staff at the center have shown a remarkable resilience and professional dedication fueled by their passion of serving others. Being able to work in a proper, functioning facility with the needed equipment has further supported their efforts in attending the health needs of the community.
The Director of the clinic, Al-Qardah Abu Athaba Muhammad declares, “the maintenance of the clinic came at the right time and presented a quick solution to the dilapidated building that was not suitable for health work. For medical staff to be able to help patients to the best of their abilities, the environment which they work in has to be suitable for them and the patients. We hope that this cooperation with UNDP continues for us to be able to serve the people of Sebha and neighboring areas.”
Nurse Zainab reiterates, “UNDP has provided us with a suitable place to work. The healthy and functioning building allows us to work in a comfortable environment, stimulating us with the energy we need. We thank the EU who made this renovation possible and we hope that the facility receives more support to help us in the battle against COVID-19.”
UNDP’s “Resilience4Libya” project has been supporting various municipalities across Libya respond to the pandemic since the beginning. The medical facilities rehabilitated by UNDP with the support of the EU in Benghazi, Kufra, Sabratha, Murzuq, Ghat and Thala are also serving as main healthcare service points in the respective cities and neighboring villages, serving around 800,000 people. The project has also provided ambulances to several medical establishments in Tripoli, Murzuq, Kufra and Derj to help health workers respond rapidly to critically affected patients.