The EU is increasing its commitment to strengthen Lebanon's healthcare system to 19 million euros ($21.5 million) in 2019 to help the most vulnerable secure access to medications, vaccines and essential medical supplies. The increase in funding, from the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (the Madad Fund), is part of a 173 million euro ($196 million) EU support package to strengthen the health sector. The funds will be used to help meet the basic health needs of Lebanese citizens and Syrian refugees during a time of great pressure on the system, the EU said.
- Publication date
- 4 January 2019
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations