“Talking Saves Lives”: Facebook Backs Embrace’s Suicide Prevention Campaign

Embrace's Lifeline is now available on Facebook's Safety Center, in an attempt to raise further awareness on mental health and provide advice and support to anyone who may be suffering from suicidal thoughts or seeking ways to cope with an emotional crisis. Adding Embrace as an expert for suicide prevention within its online Safety Center in Lebanon and the Middle East came as part of a partnership with Facebook, and the resource, which will roll…

Three out of Four Hospitals Still Report Overdoses to Police, Despite Ministry’s Directive

Despite directives from the Public Health & Interior ministries, three out of four hospitals still report overdoses and drug-related emergencies to the police, according to Skoun NGO. The #AddictNotCriminal campaign that Skoun launched three years ago has helped raise much needed awareness but this is not enough, as most hospitals are still not abiding by the law. The latest memo from Interior Minister Raya el Hassan has urged once again Lebanese hospitals from refraining to…
Health

St. John Medical Center – A new LAU-bound hospital to open in Jounieh in May 2020

1 month ago
Yet another (small) university hospital will open its doors in Lebanon. St. John Medical Center (SJMC) – مركز مار يوحنا الطبي, aka the Lebanese American University Medical Center – St. John Hospital (LAUMC-SJH), will become ...
Critiques

Health Minister Wants To Ban Formula Milk From Hospitals & Shops

2 months ago
When the new government was formed, I asked around about the new Health Minister and everyone told me he’s an excellent doctor and a great fit for the job. I don’t know if he’s that ...
Health

El Hawa Saratan

3 months ago
According to a 2011 study, 93% of Beirut’s population and a big majority of areas outside Beirut are exposed to high levels of air pollution largely caused by diesel generators. Add to that the increasing ...
Health

2019 List of Safe Beaches in Lebanon

3 months ago
The Lebanese Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) announced during a press conference two days ago a list of Lebanon’s most and least polluted beaches. Based on the report findings, 14 beaches were tested and found ...
Critiques

Can Health Minister Jabak Implement Anti-Smoking Law 174?

4 months ago
The indoor smoking ban was first implemented back in 2012 but it turned out to be an epic failure. In 2015, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour promised he will make sure the law is enforced ...
Baladi

Beit Mery To Ban Plastic Bags

5 months ago
Beit Mery municipality has issued a memo banning the use of plastic bags in all supermarkets and stores and replacing them with eco-friendly bags. All customers will receive a free eco-friendly bag for every purchase ...
Baladi

Moto Ambulance Project Officially Launched by UNDP & Bank Audi

5 months ago
Quick and efficient responses for medical emergencies are almost always hindered by traffic congestion especially in the cities. For that purpose, Bank Audi and the UNDP unveiled a great initiative where they supplied Civil Defense ...
Health

Pr. Jean-Marc Ayoubi on Top of Team Performing First Uterus Transplantation in France

5 months ago
I know we always tend to brag about Lebanese shining abroad, but some are really worth the attention. This is the case of a Lebanese doctor, Pr. Jean-Marc Ayoubi, who performed on March 31st, the ...
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