Lebanon | WHO presence in Lebanon

WHO presence in Lebanon

The WHO Representative’s Office in Lebanon supports the Government and health authorities at central and local level in strengthening health services, addressing public health issues and supporting and promoting research for health.  
 
Physicians, public health specialists, scientists, social scientists and epidemiologists provide appropriate technical support and collaboration upon the request or acceptance of national authorities. 
 
As the lead health agency, WHO works with many partners to support countries in reaching their national health development goals and to ensure that its efforts are coordinated. Across the Region, these include United Nations agencies, humanitarian and development partners, donors, nongovernmental organizations, WHO collaborating centres and the private sector.

Key health-related statistics

Total population (000) 4356
Total health expenditure (as % of general government expenditure)  10.7
Maternal mortality (per 100 000 live births)  15
Primary health care units and centres (2010)  2.5
Life expectancy  74.9

Source: Country statistical profiles 2017

Lebanon country health profile

Regional Health Observatory