Healthcare for Syrian Women and Children in Lebanon
According to UNHCR there are currently 1 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 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 International supports an existing health institute (Hawsh Harimi) in West Bekaa, which is offering gratuitous healthcare 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.
- Enhancement of the health of at least 3,000 women/mothers and 2,000 children through appropriate access to medical services.
- The capacities of the existing ambulance „Hawsh Harimi“ will be strengthened and high-quality medical services will be offered.
- Implementations of awareness campaigns for women concerning pregnancy, delivery and pediatrics
- Additional focus on hygiene measures and awareness raising to contain (children)deseases such as cholera
- Mobilization of women and children to visit the ambulance Hawsh Harimi and profit from the health services
- Distribution of health and hygiene sets
- Alphabetization courses for 100 women
- Increasing the capacity of the existing ambulance
- Providing medication
- A midwife and a pediatrician take care of pregnant women and babies
- Psychosocial services
2,000 children and 3,000 women (Syrian refugees and Lebanese with low-income conditions) through health services and 100 women through alphabetization courses