In the Fezzan region together with the Ministries of Health and Education we support a programme to improve the living conditions of vulnerable mothers, adolescent children and elderly people. With this project, we contribute to the Libyan Ministry of Health’s efforts to launch the Primary Health Care Strategy. In particular, we support prevention activities, training, provision of equipment and vaccination programmes to promote healthy lifestyles and ensure proper management to prevent maternal and child diseases and diseases of old age.
Sessions are planned to train teaching staff, doctors and paramedics in the basics of child health in selected schools, supported by a team selected by the relevant authorities. The aim is to empower teachers and strengthen the ability of school health unit staff to facilitate the identification of at-risk health situations among pupils in order to communicate them to families and healthcare providers. To guarantee access to a functional first aid station, basic materials and equipment will be provided. School medicine activities are carried out within the selected schools through a general medicine screening programme aimed at pupils.