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Improving Libya’s health system and its pandemic response

Strengthening the health system and pandemic response in Libya

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Country
  • Overall term

    2022 to 2025

  • Other Stakeholders

    World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Products and expertise

    Security, Reconstruction and Peace


Years of conflict, political instability and inadequate budget allocation have impacted the health system in Libya and have contributed to an increase in both stagnation and deterioration of maternal and child health. In addition, non-communicable and infectious diseases are on the rise. As the Covid-19 pandemic has shown, swiftly responding to outbreaks of diseases in communities is a challenge for Libya.


Libya’s health system is efficiently managed and better prepared to respond to notifiable infectious diseases.


In cooperation with the Libyan Ministry of Health (MoH), the project aims to strengthen the Libyan health system by improving education for health professionals and by enhancing the national surveillance and response system for notifiable diseases. It will train professionals managing the Libyan health system as well as health workers.

Together with the Libyan Ministries of Health and Higher Education, the project will adapt modules for the education and further training of medical personnel to meet national and international accreditation standards. Lecturers from education institutions for health will be trained in modern didactics.

A strategy for a national data information system for notifiable diseases will be developed and piloted in five municipalities. These activities will be complemented by establishing university cooperation between Libya, the Maghreb region and Europe, especially Germany.

Last update: July 2023