Education & Health
From The Report: Misrata 2024
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While there are numerous primary and secondary institutions dispersed throughout Misrata, higher education is concentrated at Misurata University. Significant efforts have been made to overhaul the education sector to make up for limits previously placed on the curriculum and disruptions to schooling, especially for children and youth. The Ministry of Education came to an agreement with the minister of national education, preschool and sport in Morocco to enhance learning opportunities in the two countries. It encompasses various collaborative initiatives, including exchanging information and expertise in the preparation and training of educational, administrative and technical personnel. Integrating ICT and English-language instruction into the education sector will be pivotal to ensuring the global competitiveness of Misrata and the country’s labour force.

The health care sector in Libya is on an upward trajectory following the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. With Libya and Misrata having implemented policies to deal with challenges related to the pandemic, private enterprises have the potential to play an essential role in the development of the sector going forwards. With the support of domestic and international entities, new infrastructure and funding mechanisms are being developed to support care provision. As stability returns to the country, particularly in Misrata, there are indications that the private sector has begun to see the current shortfalls in the health care market as an opportunity for investment, which has the potential to attract international capital to Libya. Furthermore, the implementation of a comprehensive health insurance project across multiple municipalities could strengthen the sector while increasing the viability of private medical care facilities.

This chapter contains an interview with Abdulhamit Karanfil, Chairman, Libyan Turkish Hospital.