© Tristan Pfund / MSF
MSF has been operating in Libya since 24 February 2011. In the city of Misrata, MSF has been providing medical and surgical care in two hospitals and one clinic. A surgical team provides support to Abbad hospital and another MSF team focuses on emergency obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatric, and neonatal care at Tubah clinic. A psychologist is providing support to Libyan medical staff under stress.
In the eastern city of Benghazi, MSF provides technical support to the central pharmacy in waste management and stock organization. In Al Jalaa hospital, MSF medical teams are supporting the hospital staff with nursing care management. Over 44 tons of medicine and medical materials were also sent to Benghazi within the first three months of intervention.
In Zintan, an MSF team has been supporting the emergency department and intensive care unit, in addition to providing training to medical staff.
MSF has also organised two medical evacuations by boat from Misrata to Tunisia. The first evacuation on 3 April carried 71 patients affected by violence in Misrata while the second evacuation carried 64 people. MSF teams are currently working in Tripoli and Misrata providing basic healthcare and psychological support for victims of violence.