An ISI Article by Dr. Attaullah Ahmadi was Published in another Prestigious Journal.

Another Achievement by Kateb Research Center!

An ISI article by Dr. Attaullah Ahmadi, a researcher at Kateb Medical Research Center, entitled “COVID-19 in a shattered health system: Casse of Libya” was published in the prestigious journal named “Journal of Global Health” with the impact factor of 2.9. It is worth mentioning that this article was published with the affiliation of Kateb University.


The first case of COVID-19 was identified in Wuhan city, China in December 2019. Since then, it has been ravaging many countries across the globe including African countries. Libya is one of the countries that was affected by the crisis. As of 21st December 2020, there were a cumulative total of 95 708 cases and a total of 1385 deaths.

The first case of COVID-19 in Libya was detected on 14th March 2020 in an elderly man who was visiting the country from Saudi Arabia. The government had declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency on 14th March 2020 in an attempt to stop the importation of the virus. On March 17, several social and public health measures were put in place including the closure of the country’s borders, flight suspension, travel ban for foreign nationals, closure of schools, universities, cafes, restaurants and mosques. On March 30, the government announced the release of 466 detainees in Tripoli in a bid to halt the spread of the virus among prison inmates.

Interested people can find the article here.


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