Biweekly health sector Libya operational updates 1-15 April

COVID-19 Pillar 1: Leadership, Coordination, Planning and Monitoring • TDH: Collaborating with relevant authorities in Fezzan and Tripolitania as well as OCHA, IOM and UNICEF in response to the COVID-19 campaign and vaccination campaign. • IMC: Liaison with relevant authorities such as NCDC, PCHI and MOH is ongoing. The activities related to the readiness and responsiveness of COVID-19 are implemented with the support of BHA, EUTF and GIZ. • CEFA: A comprehensive workshop has been organized in Zawiya to meet the task of a group of 13 local stakeholders who have met several times over the past ten months to address key issues of common interest, namely identifying needs and addressing inclusive health services in the Zawiya health system. • UNICEF will continue to provide assistance with the safe delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine. UNICEF in partnership with NCDC launched on 12 April 2021 RCCE campaign to support community mobilization and awareness of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Pillar 2: Risk and community engagement (RCCE) • TDH: RCCE activities launched in the second half of December 2020 and to date have reached more than 5,898 people on social media and 3,737 people at social media meetings organized. Ongoing activities planned for 2021 will include social media posts, distribution of materials, as well as consultation sessions with returning caregivers and caregivers, community groups, etc. TDH combines these activities with school hygiene activities starting in Tripoli and Misurata. • The IMC continues to provide dissemination of information on C-19 to areas targeted by public health workers and mobile medical units. • IRC health workers, as well as COVs, conducted awareness sessions in Baniwaleed municipality by visiting schools, health centers and hospitals, as well as other community events, workplaces and home visits. Awareness times were given to about 699 people. In Alkhoms community health workers and outreach volunteers bring awareness sessions to targeted communities in many areas such as hospitals, homes, group migrant housing, restaurants / restaurants and schools. Approximately 469 health education sessions were conducted for approximately 569 people. Education sessions included but were not limited to non-communicable diseases such as Miletus diabetes and high blood pressure as well as the prevention and control of COVID-19. In Misrata COVs are always active and deliver about 138 health education sessions up to 168 beneficiaries. • CEFA: 1268 people were given face-to-face in March through messages of Covid-19 protection measures and access to health care in the city of Zawiya (Libyans and non-Libyans), and 15,747 people were reached through an online campaign. The aim of the campaign is to raise public awareness of the precautionary and behavioral measures you should take in daily life to compare the distribution of Covid-19 while ensuring the inclusion of vulnerable groups. • UNICEF provides the following support: Development, printing and distribution of medical supplies including: Printing and distribution of 750,000 vaccination cards; 28 awareness billboards in the COVID-19 awareness campaign; More than 50,000 COVID-19 awareness leaflets and posters; Communication facilities for health facilities include more than 430 banners, more than 860 stands and 5,000 posters of selected COVID-19 vaccine sites. Community mobilization and community involvement: UNICEF supports the Community Emergency Response Team / NCDC to conduct awareness and awareness sessions with all municipalities and health facilities that provide vaccines across the country to raise awareness of vaccines. UNICEF will work with the LRC to carry out community-based activities across the country, with a focus on using community volunteers who will encourage their communities to be vaccinated. Public Listening and Rumors Monitoring: UNICEF supports public hearings and the rumors we monitor through their Talkwalker program. • GIZ: COVID-19 Municipal Emergency Committees for 16 * partner municipalities and Brak and Tawergha to be presented in a revised national preparation and response program – the first three-day workshops with 26 participants (one woman) are held in Hay-Alandalus, Janzour and Misrata at the end of March and early April. • The IOM Medical Team conducted 147 outreach campaigns and awareness sessions in Sebha, Ubari, Tripoli, Zwara, Bani Waleed and Benghazi for 5,012 immigrants.


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