UAE team embarks on Libya mission

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is taking part in a project to assess the public health and safety needs of the people of Libya.

Dr Ziad Al Najar, senior public health promotion specialist at the DHA, and Dr Mohammad Al Sadiq, senior expert in epidemiology from Al Ain University, have been selected for the assessment project, the DHA said yesterday.

The other experts include Dr Alan Bola, senior expert from K3 Health Care Limited in Scotland, Prof John Nelson Norman and Prof Owen L Lloyd, and senior experts from the Institute of Remote Health Care in Scotland.

Al Najar, Al Sadiq and Bola had visited Libya for three weeks to assess the public health, safety functions and services in the National Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) of the Ministry of Health, and the 26 NCDC district centres around the country.

The team held several discussions with key senior officials, public health and primary health care experts from the Libyan Ministry of Health, NCDC and Primary Health Care department. The team also conducted training sessions on public health to develop disease prevention and control strategies in Libya.

The Libyan health officials discussed plans for the team to assist them in restructuring the public health and safety and primary health care functions in Libya.

(Source: Gulf News)

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