January 11th, 2022|0 Comments

New multi-national research shows how a long series of politically-driven crises have created a failed state and a public health disaster in Lebanon. A new Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) – the Research for Health in Conflict (R4HC) study led by King’s College London and partners at the University of Cambridge, and the American University of Beirut, Lebanon shows how political decisions and clientelism have had a detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of a population. The report recommends that health and health services be given far greater priority in the economic recovery and development policies of donor governments. The media image of Lebanon and that portrayed by academics and international diplomats is often contradictory. On one hand, it’s seen as a modern and progressive country in a turbulent ‘jungle’ of a neighbourhood, where the

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