THE GOVERNMENT OF CYPRUS DONATES 1 MILLION EURO THROUGH UNICEF TO ASSAMEH – BIRTH & BEYOND

Funding to contribute to the rehabilitation of the Quarantina hospital

Beirut: October 6, 2021: The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr.Nikos Christodoulides, accompanied by delegations from the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus head by Ambassador Panayiotis Kyriacou and UNICEF visited ASSAMEH – Birth & Beyond at the Beirut Governmental Hospital in Quarantina.

Following the August 4 deadly blast, much like the entire city of Beirut, the hospital was destroyed. Amidst the face of the destruction, the Government of Cyprus were among the first to support with a one million Euro funding to support the rehabilitation work of the new Quarantina Hospital building through UNICEF. 

The generous funding by the Government of Cyprus will contribute to the rehabilitation of the “Mother and Child” medical facility at the Hospital, which is due to be inaugurated in January 2022. The facility will ensure access to vulnerable mothers and children to quality care at the most critical stages of their life.

During their visit, the delegation reviewed the construction progress of the new hospital implemented by UNICEF and gained first-hand insight of the work being delivered by ASSAMEH-Birth &Beyond.

With the vast challenges the Hospital is faced with, due to the financial crisis Lebanon, ASSAMEH – Birth & Beyond shared with Minister Christodoulides and his delegation the immediate mid-term strategies that have been set in August 2021. The main aim of ASSAMEH – Birth & Beyond is to ensure the continuity of providing patients with high-level medical services at the Beirut Governmental Hospital in Quarantina.

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