Photo: Jaya Vadlamudi/International Medical Corps
If the Kalaa Health Clinic didn’t exist, residents of this tiny village would need to travel 4 hours to the nearest health care center.
Due to the war, rural communities like the town of Kalaa in the Western Mountains of Libya often lack access to doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. With your support, International Medical Corps has been able to bring doctors, critical medicines and nurse training to Kalaa and throughout Libya.
And the need is great. Dr. Salim Bin, a general practitioner from neighboring Tunisia providing patient consultations for local families says: “We see every kind of disease, especially chronic disease like high blood pressure and hyperthyroidism. In the winter time, we see respiratory infections. For kids we see all kinds of childhood diseases.”
In addition, we’re also conducting trainings for nurses in vital skills including wound care, sterilization and psychological first aid. Slowly, we’re helping rebuild Libya’s health system, training a new generation of health workers to bring care to their own communities.
“There is nobody here to continue to help this health system in this transitional step. We must continue this work,” says Dr. Bin.
Thanks to your help, after years of conflict we’re working to restore hope to these devastated communities. We’re able to reach these families because of your generosity. Thank you!