The 10th Annual Libyan Healthcare Exhibition will be held from Sept. 10-12 at the Tripoli International Fairgrounds, and organizers say that they are expecting a large turnout. The exhibition, covering 10,000 square metres, is supported by the Ministry of Health, and is considered the biggest annual heath event in Libya.
The exhibition's organizer, Waha Expo, told The Libya Herald that they anticipate over 500 exhibitors from 32 countries, including from Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Greece, Korea, and the United States. There are six country pavilions, and they will include the world’s leading manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors. The organizers also expect between 3,000 to 4,000 visitors per day from more than 20 countries.
The exhibition also includes workshops, commercial presentations and social programs, which will include the presentation of two-hundred scientific papers. Of equal importance, say the organizers, is the access exhibitors will receive through the exhibition to the Libyan Ministry of Health officials and decision-makers on future health policy-making and spending.
The healthcare exhibition is considered a very important contributor to Libya’s rebuilding and development in view of the poor standard of the Libyan healthcare system.
According to The Libya Herald, the state is expected to invest heavily, in the billions, in order to upgrade the old dilapidated system and provide a healthcare system that is appropriate for a country of Libya’s GDP in 2013. This includes infrastructure and equipment spending, as well as human resource training, knowledge transfer and upgrades.
(Source: The Libya Herald)