Germany Supports Children’s Survival in Libya

German Ambassador Christian Much and UNICEF Special Representative for LibyaGhassan Khalil signed today an agreement for a contribution to assist strengthening the ExpandedProgramme on Immunization (EPI) in Libya.

Mr. Much and Mr. Khalil after signing the agreement

Children comprise around 40 percent of the Libyan population, and they are considered as the mostvulnerable. Helping them is a huge priority. This is why we are now increasing our assistance to childrenfor the second time in 2016,rdquo; Said Mr. Much.

The funding will enable UNICEF's Health programme to enhance the national capacities for deliveringquality immunization services and to support children's survival and development. The contribution willprovide support to strategic focus areas which include:?

Cold chain and Vaccine Management;

Information Sharing Systems;

Mid-level Managers Training on Immunization;

New-born mortality and morbidity reduction;

Reduction of under-5 morbidity and mortality; and

Development of a communication plan for the immunization programme

The support of Germany to the immunization system in Libya comes very timely during very difficultcircumstances, said Dr. Khalil. UNICEF is very grateful for Germany's generous contribution andcontinuous support to the children of Libya,rdquo; he added.

Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).