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What is the goal about?

A world without disease – physical as well as mental – achieved through high quality health care systems which cover and protect all people.

How does that relate to the Lebanon context?

Significant advances have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers in Lebanon, and in improving access to quality health services. There is, however, still work to be done to improve the population’s health and ensure affordable health care for all.

Key Statistics

Did you know… …that over the past 12 years, the number of women who died giving birth was reduced from 84 to 16 out of 100,000? …that 51.7% of Lebanese are not covered by any form of health insurance? …that 23% of Syrian refugees could not obtain needed hospital care due to costs last year? …that about one third of all Palestine refugees in Lebanon have a chronic condition?

Goals in action

UNDP Syria

Reaching TB Patients: UNDP helps Tuberculosis through the Global Fund

Tuberculosis is a disease that is characterized with public ignorance and high social stigma of TB-patients leading to possible infected people to turn away support and care. MORE >


Opening of the Fallujah maternity and children’s hospital

The city of Fallujah, in Anbar Governorate, is home to approximately 700,000 people. Fallujah experienced some of the greatest violence and conflict in Iraq since May 2003. MORE >

UNDP Somalia

Using radio programmes to increase community awareness about HIV and AIDS MORE >

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