The project “Reducing the economic barriers to access health services in Lebanon (REBAHS Lebanon)” works to improve access to quality services in primary health care, community health and mental health services for Syrian refugees and other vulnerable populations in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, Akkar, Tripoli, Bekaa, and the South. In addition, since 2019, REBAHS has opened its doors to a new component: attention to disability.

Specifically, Social Promotion Foundation is responsible, on the one hand, for the provision of mental health services and psychosocial support (MHPSS) from its specialized clinic in Zahle (Bekaa Valley). On the other hand, the training of professionals working in the disability sector, and the creation of a reference database on the situation, needs, and deficiencies of disability in Lebanon.

Social Promotion Foundation works in consortium with its partners, International Medical Corps UK (IMC) and Première Urgence Internationale (PUI), in close coordination with the Ministry Lebanese Public Health (MoPH).

Both projects are funded by the General Directorate for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) of the European Commission and are based on the general objective of the European Union Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (“MADAD Fund”) of respond to the “needs of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries, as well as the communities that host refugees and their administrations, particularly in terms of resilience and speedy recovery.”


  • Management of a mental health clinic.
  • Psychiatric and psychological treatment.
  • Distribution of medicines.
  • Training of humanitarian workers in Crisis Management Protocols.
  • Training of professionals in Psychological First Aid.
  • Awareness of avoiding discrimination.


  • Training of 1,200 professionals working in the disability sector in Lebanon.
  • Training of trainers for personnel of primary health clinics.
  • Creation of a reference database on the situation, needs, and shortcomings of disability in Lebanon.
  • Detection and Monitoring Program of detected cases and referral system to specialized services.