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The latest research results regarding tobacco control show that rates of tobacco use are falling slowly. Unfortunately, data from various studies do not reflect a very positive shift as the overall number of tobacco users worldwide has hardly witnessed any change. Only a third of the world’s countries (30%) are on track to achieve the

WHO and Italian Embassy Sign Agreement to Strengthen Hospital Care

Beirut, 19 May 2022 – The World Health Organization representative in Lebanon, Dr. Iman Shankiti and the Italian Ambassador in Beirut, Nicoletta Bombardiere signed an agreement today at the Italian Embassy in Beirut worth 1,616,000 euros. This project contributes towards supporting the strengthening of public health systems. It has two main pillars: the first is

UN Fuel Support Reaches Its End, While Needs Keep Growing Statement by the office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Mrs. Najat Rochdi

Beirut 5 April 2022 — On 31 March 2022, the World Food Programme, working hand in hand with WHO, UNICEF, sector partners and OCHA, delivered the last drop of fuel as part of emergency fuel operations under the UN coordinated Emergency Response Plan (ERP). “The UN through WFP, in coordination with UNICEF, WHO, OCHA and

WHO in partnership with UNICEF hands over a modern reconstructed Central Drug Warehouse to MOPH to serve over 1 million residents

Beirut, 10 March 2022 – Today marks the handover of the Ministry of Public Health’s Central Drug Warehouse (CDW) in Qarantina, one year and a half after it was destroyed by the Beirut port explosions. Early in 2020, WHO initiated the expansion of the CDW from 600 m3 to around 2,000 m3. However, the work

WHO and IOM Sign Agreement to Support the National AIDS Control Program in Lebanon

24 February 2022, BEIRUT – A cooperation agreement was concluded between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the World Health Organization (WHO) at a ceremony held on the 18th of February 2022 in Lebanon. The agreement established a framework for the two organizations to work together towards continuing their support to the National AIDS

Opening remarks of Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, at the COVID-19 press briefing

COVID-19 continues to take a toll on people’s lives and health across the Eastern Mediterranean Region and beyond, spreading fear and frustration. The arrival of the new variant of concern Omicron has aggravated the situation and poses potential threats to the hard-won gains of the past two years. Recent trends of COVID-19 spread in the

Heightened volatility pervades global security environment with no sign of improvement likely for years to come, increasing threats to United Nations personnel

Heightened volatility pervades the global security environment with no sign of improvement likely for years to come, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his report on the “Safety and Security of Humanitarian Personnel and Protection of United Nations Personnel”, released today. It analyses global security and security incidents involving United Nations personnel in 2020

Secretary-General’s statement on five million Covid-19 fatalities

Today, the human family crosses a painful new threshold — five million lives lost to COVID-19.  These are not numbers on a page.  They are mothers and fathers.  Brothers and sisters.  Daughters and sons.  Family, friends and colleagues.  Lives cut short by a merciless virus that respects no borders. This devastating milestone reminds us that