Disturbing Images from Msayleh’s Mental Hospital “Al Fanar”

Hayat Jaber Ali Ahmad paid a visit to "Al Fanar", a mental hospital in the Msayleh area and shared disturbing images and testimonies from the place which has been neglected for over two years now. The patients there have been literally left to die out there, there's garbage everywhere, no heating, no electricity, no washers, barely any food, no bed covers and no meds for the patients. The hospital staff are not getting paid anymore,…

What’s Happening Between AUBMC & NSSF?

Earlier today, a friend shared with me a statement by the NSSF that they are no longer working with AUBMC and will no longer cover expenses of NSSF patients there. I have no idea what was the reason behind such a decision but that's probably the worst possible way to inform NSSF patients about that. Even if they're right to do so, they should at least take into consideration patients being treated and refuse new…
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#SayNoToShisha: Watch This Brilliant Awareness Video by AUBMC

6 months ago
On World Cancer Day, AUB Medical Center released a video showcasing the dangers of Arguile and prompting people to stop smoking it before it’s too late. They did so by producing a smart stunt where ...
Baladi

#FutureReina: Giving an 8-year Old Cancer Patient a Glimpse of Her Future Self

6 months ago
I love this. #FutureReina is a first-of-its-kind campaign launched by the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon using Artificial Intelligence to raise awareness and funds for its no-cost treatment of cancer patients. Using AI, Beirut-based agency ...
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#BreakYourNorm: Support Your Bones Today!

6 months ago
I recently took part in an awareness campaign on Osteoporosis. While I may not be personally concerned with this silent disease, I believe it’s important to know more about it especially that it might affect ...
Critiques

Koura Residents Organizing a Protest against Cement Factories on Feb 4

6 months ago
Koura locals are planning a major protest against the cement factories on February 4. This is not the first protest of its kind as they’ve been demanding for years the government to ban cement exports ...
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Hotel Dieu de France becomes a tobacco-free hospital

6 months ago
In a very welcome initiative, Hotel Dieu de France is turning into a tobacco-free hospital starting this January with a new campaign. Smoking was already forbidden inside the hospital but people still smoked on balconies or ...
Critiques

7ara2to Samana: Black Smoke in the skies of Karantina

6 months ago
A 12-meter long art installation representing a flag made of black smoke was placed in Beirut yesterday next to the site of the planned waste incinerator. The flag that was raised symbolizes the black landscape ...
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Call 1214 To Report Hospital ER Units Not Admitting Patients

7 months ago
We’ve been hearing a lot lately about hospitals asking patients for money before admitting them to ER and I’ve shared couple of videos on the blog. In order to report such violations, the Health Ministry ...
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Six Months After Switching from Normal Cigarettes to the IQOS

9 months ago
A year after my brother visited Philip Morris International’s HQ in Switzerland, he convinced me to switch from normal cigarettes to the IQOS Heated Tobacco System, and brought me the device along with four packs ...
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