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.
NEWS OF THE MADAD PROJECT
Social Promotion Foundation launches a report that examines access to and the use of health services by Syrian refugees and host population with disabilities in Lebanon
On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, under the slogan this 2020 "Every action counts", the Social Promotion [...]
Disability training of professionals from NGOs, Agencies, and staff of the Ministries of Public Health and Social Affairs in Lebanon is key to improving care for people with disabilities in Health Centers
During these days the training of health personnel of the Ministries of Public Health (MoPH) and Social Affairs (MoSA), [...]
A Mental Health awareness raising event in Zahle to respond to the needs of Syrian refugees and vulnerable population in Lebanon
Social Promotion Foundation organizes the “Mental Health: Awareness Sessions and Skills Enhancement Event” in [...]
Support, accompaniment and help in situations of anxiety and depression of the Lebanese and the Syrian refugee population in Bekaa: community support groups
One of the deliverables of the REBAHS project (Reducing Economic Barriers to Accessing Health Services in Lebanon) is setting up [...]
MADAD Project: "Reducing Economic Barriers to Accessing Health Services in Lebanon (REBAHS Lebanon)." Since January 2018, Social Promotion Foundation develops this project in consortium with [...]
One more year, the Social Promotion Foundation joins the celebration of this World Refugee Day, adopting its goal of remembering [...]
Secondary and High school students participate in the awareness-raising activities of Social Promotion Foundation in Madrid
The Foundation, in recent weeks, has scheduled more awareness sessions in Madrid aimed at young people between [...]
Thanks to the psychotherapeutic treatment Carla was able to rebuild her relationship with her children
Carla is a 39 year old woman who is married. She has 2 children: a girl of 8 years old and a boy of 3 [...]
The Social Promotion Foundation celebrates the World Health Day 2019 on the 7th April, addressing the work of the Community [...]
Social Promotion Foundation began conducting mental health activities in the Bekaa region of Lebanon in 2015. Since that time, the [...]
“I do not consider myself to be intrusive to stick to her daughter’s treatment but I was doing what I thought was the best for the patient”
As told by the MH Nurse at the Social Promotion Foundation Clinic in Zahle: Buthaina is a 13 year [...]
NGO professionals, Agencies and staff of the Ministry of Public Health receive training in Crisis Management in Mental Health in Lebanon
In 2011, due to the beginning of the Syrian conflict, the Social Promotion Foundation [...]
When I first met Abdul*, a 23 year-old Syrian man, in his tent during one of the outreaches, he was in the same condition for [...]
Awareness Day at the Rey Juan Carlos University aimed at future teachers of early childhood education
Last Tuesday, October 23, we offered a double awareness session dedicated to formal and non-formal education within the framework [...]
Houssam is one of the Syrian refugees who has received psychiatric treatment at the Mental Health Clinic for Social Promotion in Zahle (Lebanon)
Houssam*, a 45-year-old Syrian refugee with a schizophrenia diagnosed in 2012, managed to receive psychiatric treatment at the Mental Health clinic of the Social Promotion [...]
The week of October 1 to 5, Social Promotion, in the person of José Luis Zatarain, Director of [...]
Fatima is a Social Promotion Foundation nurse at its Mental Health Clinic in Zahle. It is the only psychiatric [...]
On World Refugee Day, Social Promotion reiterates its commitment to the people affected by the Syrian conflict
On December 4, 2000, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted resolution 55/76, in which it declared June 20, the World Refugee Day, thus [...]
Launching of the Project “Reducing Economic Barriers to Accessing Health Services (REBAHS Lebanon)” in Lebanon funded by the UE MADAD fund
On Wednesday June 13, 2018 a special launching event took place at the Howard Karagheusian Center of the programme that supports primary and secondary health [...]
Last April 18 Social Promotion Foundation participated in the XII Edition of the IEB Solidario. Social Promotion Foundation participates for years in this annual meeting [...]
April 7 is World Health Day. Currently, Social Promotion has four projects directly related to this sector, two in Ethiopia, one in Lebanon and [...]