Al Tullab, a remote village in Al Kufra Region with an urgent need for quality healthcare

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Al-Tullab is a small remote village located southwest of Al Kufra city. The village inhabitants are living in challenging conditions due to their isolation from the rest of the city and the difficulty of moving on a sandy, unpaved road and poor infrastructure. In addition, the village lacks basic infrastructures such as a pharmacy and a gas station.

Mr. Boushnaf added that Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) medical team has been conducting weekly medical visits for more than year to respond to the most urgent health needs of the Al Tullab inhabitants. Indeed, Première Urgence Internationale’s medical team is composed of highly qualified professionals including a general practitioner, an obstetrician-gynecologist, a nurse and a psychosocial support worker. The team members work together to ensure a holistic and multi-disciplinary health approach in order to address the needs of the patients and their families. In the area, PUI has also established a partnership with the Libyan Red Crescent and its network of community health workers who refer patients whose health condition requires it. This contributes to alleviating the sufferings of the Al Tullab inhabitants.

Première Urgence Internationale’s priority is to provide a high-quality medical assistance to people in need and to improve their access to essential services. This current project of Première Urgence Internationale is financially supported by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) and the Swiss Confederation. It aims to contribute to alleviating the suffering of conflict-affected populations in Al Kufra region via the provision of essential health integrated services.