Health Diplomacy in Libya
Since July 2020 CPCS has worked with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Libya, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), and the World Health Organization (WHO), to support doctors and health officials to work together across conflict divides to combat COVID-19. The project, which is led by senior Libya medical practitioners, is designed to enable agreements on how to address COVID-19, as an entry point to other critical healthcare issues facing the Libyan people. Its impact should be threefold – to enhance healthcare provision (with an initial focus on COVID-19), to provide momentum towards an integrated health system, and to support national reconciliation.
To date, the project has provided a safe and neutral platform for health officials to meet, and has established a national network of medical practitioners - the 'We Are All Responsible' network. The project has run a range of dialogue sessions, information sessions and best practice case study sessions, that have allowed health practitioners and officials to meet, share analysis and agree on collective measures.
More information on the network can be found here.
For more information on the project, please contact Kyle Jensen.
Activities (January 2021)
Radio and TV interviews:
Dr. Idris Elkaied and Prof. Reida El Oakley TV Interview with Al-Hadath TV, 9th January.
Dr. Idris Elkaied TV Interview with Wtv, 11th January.
Dr. Idris Elkaied 2nd TV Interview with Wtv, 15th January.
Dr. Idris Elkaied TV Interview with the Libya Channel, 27th January. Link here.
Dr. Idris Elkaied 2nd TV Interview with Al Hadath Channel East, 30th January. Link here.