Lebanon

Daily briefs on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

WHO team assesses preparedness activities at the Rafic El Hariri International Airport

who_team_at_rafik_hariri_airport17 February 2020 – As part of its support to the preparedness activities of the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), WHO conducted an assessment visit to the Rafic El Hariri International Airport Beirut as the main point of entry in Lebanon, to check on the preparedness activities undertaken on its premises.

WHO Representative Dr Iman Shankiti and team members, accompanied by the Ministry of Public Health IHR focal point Dr Atika Berry, visited different departments of the airport and met with the Heads of General Security Forces at the airport and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

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The Ministry of Public Health and the Lebanese Pediatric Society urge parents to get their children vaccinated against measles

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17 February 2020 – The Ministry of Public Health, along with the Lebanese Pediatric Society, WHO and UNICEF, is very concerned about certain misconceptions expressed by parents on social media platforms following December's measles vaccination campaign.The only way to protect a child against measles is vaccination.

Since it began in early 2018, the measles outbreak has spread to all 8 Lebanese governorates, accounting for more than 2000 reported cases, most among children under 10 years of age.

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    The Ministry of Public Health and the Lebanese Pediatric Society urge parents to get their children vaccinated against measles

Events

WHO team visits Baalbek Hermel to assess ongoing measles campaign

December 2020 – A team from WHO Lebanon country office visited several areas in the Baalbeck Hermel muhafaza on 12 December 2019 to oversee the measles campaign in the area....

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WHO representative visits health services in south Lebanon

10 April 2019 – “In order to move towards universal health coverage (UHC), high quality and people-centred health care should be accessible to all. Our team conducts regular field visits...

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In focus

WHO in Lebanon publishes 2018 annual report

In 2018, Lebanon faced several challenges, including ongoing political instability and insecurity, as well as the consequences of the protracted conflict in neighbouring Syria, which has led Lebanon to host...

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Introduction The World Health Organization's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean is pleased to announce the tenth call for research proposals under the grant for Research in Priority Areas of Public...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000) 4421
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 76.3

Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

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