Healthcare for Syrian Women and Children in Lebanon
According to UNHCR there are currently 1.5 million registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon – the dark figure is even higher. With more than 4 million inhabitants this enormous number of refugees issues a challenge to the country and - among others – its' health system. The situation in the Bekaa region the situation is tensed. In the West-Bekaa district more than 70.000 registered refugees live in informal refugee camps. Even before the Syria crisis started the health necessities could hardly be covered. Today both Syrian refugees and Lebanese with low-income conditions are lacking in low-threshold access to medical care: medication, medical staff and especially information about women‘s and children’s health. Although female refugees and children have a special need of medical care, refugees often do not have any access to the healthcare system.
To enable primary health care for women and children, who fled form war in Syria as well as those with low-income conditions in the host country Lebanon, we procure the access to medical services in the following issues:
- Pregnancy and delivery
- Family planning
- Psychological support
We sensitize women on specific topics concerning women’s and children’s health within the frame of workshops. Futhermore health and hygiene kits are distributed. Hilfswerk Austria International supports an existing health institute (Hawsh Harimi) in West Bekaa, which is offering gratuitous healtcare sercvices for the target group.
- Access to medical services and healthcare information for women and children in West-Bekaa will be raised.
- The healthcare for refugees and Lebanese in the region West-Bekaa will be improved.
- A training course will be implemented targeting 25 Syrian refugee women to be trained as educators in order to provide awareness sessions.
- Enhancement of the health of at least 500 women/mothers and 1500 children through appropriate access to medical services.
- The capacities of the existing ambulance „Hawas Harimi“ will be strengthened and high-quality medical services will be offered.
- Formation of health experts
- Implementations of awareness campaigns for women concerning pregnancy, delivery and pediatrics
- Mobilization of women and children to visit the ambulance Hawsh Harimi and profit from the health services
- Distribution of health and hygiene sets
- Increasing the capacity of the existing ambulance
500 women and 1500 children (Syrian refugees and Lebanese with low-income conditions)