KEY MEDICAL FIGURES
individual mental health consultations
In a year marked by mass anti-government protests across Lebanon, MSF continued providing general and specialist healthcare to host, migrant and refugee communities.
In 2019, thousands of people protested institutional corruption in the Lebanese political system. The instability and political deadlock led to rapid inflation, deteriorated living conditions, and increased health costs. Already vulnerable people were heavily impacted, whether Lebanese, migrants or refugees.
MSF’s main objective last year was to ensure free access to high-quality general and specialist healthcare.
We worked in Beirut and in various locations in northern and southern Lebanon. We operated programs to treat chronic non-communicable diseases, provide mental health support, sexual and reproductive healthcare services, and mother and child healthcare.
MSF partnered with the Ministry of Public Health to offer mental health treatment at the Hermel and Arsal clinics, with general practitioners supervised and supported by psychiatrists.
In Zahlet, we ran a specialized pediatrics program that included emergency consultations, intensive care and treatment for the blood disorder thalassemia at a governmental hospital. We also offered maternity services in our birth centre in Rafik Hariri University hospital.
In one of the most populated Palestinian refugee camps, MSF operated a home-based care program and supported medical staff with emergency response training to assist patients with violence-related injuries.