Lebanon

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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WHO and the National Mental Health Programme launch a guide for the rational prescription of psychotropic and neurological medications

Lebanon_GuideThe new guide launched by WHO and the National Mental Health Programme will be presented to psychologists and neurologists in a series of orientation sessionsWHO and the National Mental Health Programme at the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon have launched the “Guide for the rational prescription of medications for priority mental and neurological conditions for specialists in the public health system”. Orientation sessions with psychiatrists and neurologists to introduce the guide began on 29 October 2018.

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    WHO and the National Mental Health Programme launch a guide for the rational prescription of psychotropic and neurological medications

Events

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) 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

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