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Women deliver safely in Hun

The protracted crisis in Libya continues to disrupt the health system with increasing number of reported maternal deaths, especially in the South. The Hun Hospital is one among many health centers benefiting from UNFPA support. Doctors testify their experiences and reveal challenges and problems they face daily. In 2017, UNFPA provided nearly 300 emergency reproductive health kits containing life-saving medical supplies and drugs reaching more than 8,000 women and girls in primary and secondary health centers throughout Libya, and trained health workers in Safe Delivery. UNFPA has deployed three mobile teams in the hard-to-reach areas, supported hospitals with reproductive health kits, and trained medical staff on obstetric and neonatal care, saving the lives of hundreds of women and newborns, including close to 5,500 UNFPA assisted safe deliveries.