European Union support for the Lebanese Healthcare System reaches €173 million

December 18, 2018
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The European Union has renewed its commitment to strengthen the Lebanese health care system and secure access to chronic medications, vaccines and essential medical commodities to the most vulnerable population in Lebanon. Through an additional contribution of 19 million Euro from the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, UNICEF and WHO will be able to support to people in need living in Lebanon by ensuring provision of primary healthcare services and strengthening the health system.

The additional funding was announced today during a joint press conference headed by the Minister of Public Health, Ghassan Hasbani, EU Ambassador Christina Lassen, WHO representative Dr. Imane Shankiti, and UNICEF Representative, Tanya Chapuisat. The donation is part of a package of support of 173 million Euro which the European Union has invested in the health sector to strengthen the system and to help meet the basic health needs of both Lebanese citizens and Syrian refugees in a time of great pressure on service delivery and health infrastructure.


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  • Lebanon
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