European Union launches mental health project in Libya

European Union launches mental health project in Libya

August 20, 2019 - 21:19
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The European Union's Delegation to Libya has launched a mental health project in the country that aims to improve access to and quality of mental health care services in Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata.

The project is launched with the support of the European Union, Handicap International and its partner Nebras (Tunisian Institute for Rehabilitation), in collaboration with the Libyan Ministry of Health, Libyan universities, the Faculty of Medicine and the University of Tunis El Manar, according to the EU delegation's statement.

"The project is part of a broader initiative of the European Union to improve availability, access and acceptability to quality health services in Libya." The statement reads.

The statement adds that the first group of 15 trainees from Tripoli, Misrata, and Benghazi took part last June in trainings about popular mental health disorders at the faculty of medicine in Tunisia and two other medicine colleges in the same country.