European Union renews dedication – assist for the Lebanese Healthcare System reaches €173 million

The European Union has renewed its dedication to strengthen the Lebanese well being care system and safe entry to persistent drugs, vaccines and important medical commodities to essentially the most weak inhabitants in Lebanon. By means of a further contribution of 19 million Euro from the EU Regional Belief Fund in response to the Syrian disaster, UNICEF and WHO will have the ability to assist to individuals in want dwelling in Lebanon by making certain provision of main healthcare companies and strengthening the well being system.

The extra funding was introduced immediately throughout a joint press convention headed by the Minister of Public Well being, Ghassan Hasbani, EU Ambassador Christina Lassen, WHO consultant Dr. Imane Shankiti, and UNICEF Consultant, Tanya Chapuisat. The donation is a part of a package deal of assist of 173 million Euro which the European Union has invested within the well being sector to strengthen the system and to assist meet the essential well being wants of each Lebanese residents and Syrian refugees in a time of nice stress on service supply and well being infrastructure.

“We thank the dedication of the European Union and the assist of the World Well being Group and UNICEF in strengthening the healthcare system to satisfy the wants of each Lebanese and Syrian refugees,” mentioned Minister Hasbany.

EU Ambassador Lassen highlighted that “the tasks we’re launching immediately are a part of a 173 million Euro well being package deal that features main and secondary healthcare and goals at attaining high quality, reasonably priced and accessible well being companies for everybody in want in Lebanon”.

“The beneficiant assist of the EU to the well being system has sealed a long-standing partnership between the MOPH, WHO and UNICEF, and ensured that well being companies have been of fine high quality, and that outbreaks and well being dangers are recognized and acted upon early sufficient” mentioned Imane Shankiti, WHO consultant. “Reinforcing the well being system capability, together with filling essential well being companies with EU assist ensured that no affected person in want for well being care was left behind”.

“The sturdy partnership now we have with the EU, the ministry of Public Well being and WHO has ensured that each youngster in Lebanon has entry to high quality vaccines to stay protected from outbreaks of preventable illnesses,” mentioned Tanya Chapuisat, UNICEF Consultant to Lebanon. “By means of EU funding we’re capable of save lives and strengthen techniques to form a greater future for youngsters”.

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