Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

The Ministry of Health recognizes UNFPA as the lead agency for the development of its Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Strategy for 2018-2022, together with WHO and UNICEF. This strategy aims to ensure that all women of reproductive age, newborns, children and adolescents, including migrants and refugees, in Libya enjoy high health standards and have access to a high-quality and sustainable health care.

The Ministry of Health recognizes UNFPA as the lead agency for the development of its Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Strategy for 2018-2022, together with WHO and UNICEF. This strategy aims to ensure that all women of reproductive age, newborns, children and adolescents, including migrants and refugees, in Libya enjoy high health standards and have access to a high-quality and sustainable health care.

UNFPA supports the Libyan health system to prevent excessive morbidities and mortalities amongst women of reproductive age. To date, UNFPA successfully supported more than 28 health facilities in conflict-affected areas, trained more than 130 nurses, midwives and health managers deployed in hard-to-reach areas and reached out to 29,457 women at reproductive age, mainstreaming protection of women and newborns in health activities and women community centers. UNFPA has also extended its technical expertise and operational capacities to effectively roll out the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) and to support the smooth transition towards more comprehensive service package.

In response to the increase in reported maternal deaths in the South of Libya, UNFPA has deployed 3 mobile teams in the hard-to-reach areas, supporting hospitals with emergency reproductive health kits containing life-saving medical supplies and drugs and providing trainings of medical staff on obstetric and neonatal care. Almost 5,500 safe births have been ensured.