Youth: tomorrow's public health leaders

Simulation_of_World_Health_AssemblyStudents took part in a simulation of WHO's World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of WHO which is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by WHO's Executive Board

29 January 2019 – From 25 to 27 January 2019, Saint Joseph University, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and WHO and supported by ABAAD, organized for the first time an initiative in which students studying various disciplines from different universities across Lebanon, took part in a simulation of WHO's World Health Assembly in Lebanon. The main theme of the event was mental health but several global health issues were discussed by the 38 students taking part.

During the 3-day simulation, each delegate used their skills in diplomacy by taking on either the role of a delegate of one of WHO's Member States, a nongovernmental organization representative, or a press correspondent.

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Dr Fadlo Khuri awarded for his contribution to tobacco control efforts

Dr Khuri receives award for tobacco control efforts1 November 2018 – “The American University of Beirut’s successful tobacco-free initiative shows that with political will, backed by evidence and committed teamwork, it is possible to implement world-standard tobacco control measures in Lebanon”, said AUB president Dr Fadlo Khuri, awardee of the World No Tobacco Day prize for 2018.

The WHO country office in Lebanon held a ceremony to present two awards to Dr Fadlo R. Khuri, President of the American University of Beirut, for his contribution in the fight against tobacco use and rendering the University’s campus tobacco free on Tuesday, 30 October 2018.

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  • Youth: tomorrow's public health leaders
    Youth: tomorrow's public health leaders
  • Dr Fadlo Khuri awarded for his contribution to tobacco control efforts
    Dr Fadlo Khuri awarded for his contribution to tobacco control efforts


WHO and Lebanon develop collaborative programme of joint work

22 April 2018 – The World Health Organization in Lebanon is currently preparing its Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) with the country for the coming 5 years. WHO develops the CCS through...

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WHO Lebanon supports the “Kick Breast Cancer” campaign

On 8 October 2017, the first lady Mrs. Nadia AL Chami Aoun and the Minister of Public Health and Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Ghassan Hasbany launched the 2017 national campaign...

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In focus

UNRWA values its strategic partnership with the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and accordingly, is keen to work with PRCS to continue to enhance the quality provided in their hospitals...

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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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