Access to healthcare services is a right. The health system in Lebanon is divided in two sectors, public and private that are the key actors, but their non-coordinated efforts fragment the services of this system. While the private sector has a significant predominance, both sectors finance and provide health services in the absence of a national health strategy able to shape the present state and future perspectives.
The basic healthcare system, which is essential for the rationing of the health system, remains relatively weak due to the administrative and clinical deficiencies, due to limited financial resources for buying and maintaining the equipment and to the absence of written protocol and regular continuous staff training.
The non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) are particularly active in basic healthcare throughout a network implicating the majority of basic healthcare people’s dispensaries distributed everywhere in the country. The cost of such care is among the highest in the region, which obviously represents a brake on attracting the Arab patients. Programs have been set up in order to grant accreditations to the hospitals meeting the international standards.
In such a context, arcenciel implemented a healthcare service to reach people in need. Since its creation in 1996, the health program tries as much as possible to provide to everyone living in Lebanon, whether a refugee or a foreigner, with no social security coverage, the chance to be treated decently.
available at Jisr el wati, Halba and Tanail center from Monday till friday
range of services provided by the health program