Lebanon - archive
This month focused on polio prevention with the third round of the polio campaign being conducted. The mass polio campaign targeted all Lebanese and non-Lebanese children under 5 years of age. Polio vaccination was available in all primary health care centres and vaccination teams went door to door in areas of high risk.
26 March 2014
Lebanon has experienced an unprecedented influx of refugees due to the conflict in neighbouring Syria. This is putting a severe strain on the host communities and authorities. The Government of Lebanon estimates that 1.2 million Lebanese nationals are directly or indirectly affected by the crisis.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon
The secondary healthcare system and its budget are stretched to serve all referral patients. Protocols were developed so that those in urgent need of care and life saving treatment have priority for interventions. Refugees are paying a cost share for healthcare. Those most vulnerable are receiving 100% financial support.
16 January 2014
Briefing on the response to the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic and neighbouring countries
WHO delivered a briefing for donors and partners on the health situation and response in the Syrian Arab Republic, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Inputs were provided from countries on the health situation for Syrian refugees in the region including challenges and needs. WHO also identified strategic priorities and needs for 2014