Libya: Migrants and Refugees Suffering from Disease and Malnutrition in Detention Centers

Field newsLibya: Migrants and Refugees Suffering from Disease and Malnutrition in Detention CentersMay 19, 2017In Libya, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to provide lifesaving and primary health care to refugees and migrants detained in the capital Tripoli.During the first quarter of 2017, more than 4,000 medical consultations took place in seven different detention centers nominally under the control of the Directorate for Combating Illegal Migration (DCIM). Around 1,300 people in detention were treated every month via mobile clinics for conditions including skin disease, diarrheal disease, respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections.
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Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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