Slain ambassador's sister helps launch health partnership with Libya

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“Partnerships in the healthcare sector are especially critical to Libya’s future,” Aujali writes in an op-ed calling on the United States and the international community to help “win the peace” in Libya. “We need the West’s help in creating a health care system that provides world-class care for all Libyans.”

The op-ed will run Friday in The Hill ahead of the two-year anniversary of the start of the uprising that toppled Moammar Gadhafi.

“The HEAL Children Initiative will provide Libyan doctors the resources and expertise to develop effective emergency care programs for children and families,” write Aujali. “The first part of this initiative is the establishment of a national Poison Control Center at Benghazi Medical Center.”

The anniversary comes as a number of Republican lawmakers – led by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) – have called for a halt to U.S. aid to Libya unless the government shows progress in arresting those responsible for the attack. Five months after the assault, no one has been charged with the crime.


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