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Boehringer Ingelheim Launches New Arabic Website to Support Patients Living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in the Region

Boehringer Ingelheim Launches New Arabic Website to Support Patients Living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in the Region

Sixty million people across the Middle East may be at risk of developing respiratory illnesses such as pulmonary fibrosis [1] Marking IPF Awareness Week, the launch of Boehringer Ingelheim’s new website aims to address the current gap in credible resources and information in the Arabic language and to support patients and caregivers across the region


Thursday 10 September 2020 – Marie-Laure Lavenir, Peter Keller, and Valéry Freland, the General Directors of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the International Council of Museums (ICOM), and the International alliance for the protection of cultural heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH) respectively, are conducting a joint mission to Beirut from 14-16 September.

BLOM Lebanon PMI: Macro highlights – August 2020

During the month of August, international countries continued to move beyond Coronavirus crisis and ease lockdowns which was translated in higher PMI index readings compared to the month of July. In details, PMI index of the USA, Eurozone, UK, Russia and Australia among others rose to stand approximately at 50 points, 55, 57, 57, and

The Strength

A relentless work-addict from a young age, Cynthia Sarkis Perros always had a strength in her to overcome the impediments on her way to success and achieve her most ambitious dreams. As a celebrities and fashion aficionado, she has evolved in the luxury sector and founded her company LUXURY LIMITED EDITION recognized in major prestigious

TAMANNA, Restoring Dreams One Brick at a Time

Beirut, August 2020 – In the aftermath of the apocalyptic calamity that struck Beirut, Tamanna, an NGO created in 2005 with the sole purpose of fulfilling the wishes of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, decided to add to their mission during these times, and help those most hit by the blast by restoring their homes.

Boehringer Ingelheim Announces $1.14 Million Support for Lebanon

Committed to support the Lebanese community after the devastating explosion of the harbor of Beirut, Boehringer Ingelheim has announced $1.14 Million aid to support: Rebuilding of healthcare institutions which were damaged during the explosion Donating Boehringer Ingelheim essential medications for some chronic and rare diseases Contributing to Medical and Healthcare services through partnering with different

Beirut Disaster Relief Directory

PRESS RELEASE – BDR Directory BDR Directory (short for Beirut Disaster Relief Directory) is an all-in-one app to find all the services, donation channels and volunteering opportunities needed to rebuild Beirut. Our mission is to contribute in the relief of Lebanon by providing a user-friendly, accessible and free online platform that facilitates connections between those

BLOM Lebanon PMI: Macro highlights – July 2020

During July, Lebanon continued to ease lockdowns and businesses reopened leading to a PMI reading of 44.9, up from 43.2 in June. However, the overall Lebanese business environment remained negative. In fact, Lebanon has been in severe economic, financial and social crisis mode since at least October 2019, which weak institutions and governance strength appear

The CMA CGM Group launches the “A boat for Lebanon” campaign to ship emergency humanitarian aid

An international charitable initiative to send medical equipment and essential goods and products. One of the CMA CGM Group’s ro-ro vessels will be deviated from its usual service to travel from Marseille to Beirut over the coming days. The CMA CGM Group has mobilized its expertise to transport this load provided by international NGOs, companies

BLOM Lebanon PMI: Macro highlights – June 2020

While the rest of the world moves beyond Coronavirus measures, Lebanon struggles to grapple with dual crises. Most nationsbegan to overcome the standstill generated by the notorious pandemic. This is apparent via PMI composite output index of the USA, Eurozone, UK, China, Brazil, Russia and Australia among others, which rose from all-time lows in May