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Libya to send 25 pediatric patients to Italy for treatment

Libya to send 25 pediatric patients to Italy for treatment

25 Libyan children, suffering from serious, non-curable diseases, will be sent to Italy to receive treatment under the framework of an agreement between the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), and the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital, announced AICS on Thursday.

The children, accompanied to Italy by a parent or legal guardian, will receive health care, social and psychological assistance in the Rome-based Bambino Gesù Hospital, AICS said.

They will also be able to follow school courses appropriate to their needs. These courses will be supported by Arabic-speaking cultural mediators, to facilitate communication between patients, family members and staff of the health facility.

Patients will be identified through the Italian embassy in Tripoli and in close coordination with the local pediatric hospitals of Tripoli, Benghasi, Sebha and Kufra, according to AICS.

The agreement, worth 2.425 million euros, is part of the AICS project “Emergency Intervention for Libyan Children Suffering from Serious Diseases”.