GOOD HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Introduction


Lebanon has consistently improved its health system and registered relatively favourable indicators, despite internal challenges and external shocks. The ministry of public health has developed and implemented plans, aimed at reaching the sustainable development goals, which build on past successes. Lebanon is controlling and preventing disease outbreaks and ensuring universal access to healthcare services. The quality and coverage of health services have been improving. The ministry of public health has a network of 213 primary healthcare centers across the country, which provide services in collaboration with non-governmental organizations, the Ministry of Social Affairs, and municipalities, patients can see medical specialists at a reduced cost and receive basic and chronic disease medication and vaccines free Critical diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and others are fully covered by the ministry of public health. The strategy’s central goal for the ministry of public health is universal health coverage and it is based on the principle of ‘health as the right of each citizen’. Its strategic goals are:

  1. to modernize and strengthen MoPH’s executive and related administrations.

  2. To improve collective public health through prevention and promotion throughout the lifecycle of each individual, and in all stages/phases of life.

  3. to make concrete steps towards universal coverage of high quality, safe and affordable healthcare that priorities the poor and vulnerable.

  4. to strengthen capacity and systems for timely, accurate and reliable epidemiological surveillance intelligence for public health security and emergency preparedness and response. ref: LEBANON-Voluntary National Review(VNR) on sustainable development goals (SDGs).

BAU have collaborations with local and global health institutions to improve health & wellbeing outcomes.

Health & Wellness

  • BAU offers services to help address the health, wellness, and safety concerns of students in each of our campuses.

  • Beirut Campus Healthcare

Students can benefit from medical care and dental care services at Beirut Campus for reduced prices.

Medical care services at Debbieh Campus are available to cater for the health needs of students anytime.

At Tripoli Campus, medical care and nutritional care services are available for students.

Agreements with three hospitals in the North of Lebanon: Nini, Haykel and New Mazloum hospitals

Beirut Arab University signed coordination agreements with three hospitals in the North of Lebanon: Nini, Haykel and New Mazloum hospitals. The agreements with these hospitals were signed at BAU’s Beirut campus in the presence of Beirut Arab University President Prof. Amr Galal El Adawi, Vice president for Medical Sciences Prof. Essam Osman, Dean Faculty of Medicine Prof. Najlaa Mashaal, Secretary General Prof. Omar Houry, and representatives from the three hospitals.


The agreements with the different North Hospitals aiming to raise the level of healthcare services provided, promoting scientific research and promising to launch scientific conferences with the hope of fulfilling the objectives behind this collaboration with the different hospitals.


Moreover, Dr. Nisrine Bazerbachi ,  general manager of Haykel Hospital  highlighted the fact that such opportunity will help in graduating more knowledgeable, competent, and skilled physicians. Dr. Haitham Khayat , the general manager of New Mazloum Hospital  promised to assure the best educational clinical environment to the medical students of BAU hoping to achieve mutual benefit for both parties. While, Dr. Wahib Nini was enthusiastic about the integration of the different clinical experiences and exposure to different patients between the North Lebanon Hospitals and our very prestigious and respected university.

BAU Signs Three Agreements of Cooperation with Hospitals in the North

Beirut Arab University signed Agreements of Cooperation with three Northern Hospitals : Albert Haykal, Dar Al Shifaa and Nini Hospitals. President of BAU Professor Amr Galal El-Adawi, signed these Agreements which aim to enhance the relationship with the hospitals, exchange experiences as related to the Faculty of Health Sciences in the fields of nursing, medical and nutrition laboratories, in addition to training specialized doctors from the Faculty of Medicine. According to the agreements, BAU students and doctors shall be trained at these hospitals under the supervision of professors from the Faculty of Health Sciences. This cooperation comes within the framework of activating the practical section of the students’ courses at the Scientific Faculties.

Cooperation Agreement between Beirut Arab University / Faculty of Health Sciences and Family Medical Center

Within the framework of agreements signed by Beirut Arab University to facilitate the education process for its students, the University President, Prof. Amr Galal El-Adawi, and Chairman of the Family Medical Center Dr. Qaisar Farid Mouawad signed a renewable one-year cooperation agreement to exchange expertise and consultations in the fields of nutrition, medical laboratory, and nursing.


The agreement provides training for the Faculty of Health Sciences students specializing in nursing, medical laboratory, and nutrition, as well as various facilitation and assistance. In addition to, training students in administrating basic nursing care to patients, according to nursing policies and regulations adopted by the hospital, and allowing students to participate in scientific lectures and seminars held at the center to enrich their training process in nursing education.

Agreement of Cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health to secure the COVID-19 Vaccine for the University

Beirut Arab University represented by its President Professor Amr Galal El Adawi signed an Agreement of Cooperation with the Minister of the Public Health Dr. Hamad Hassan and some private universities in Lebanon and a representative from Pfizer to secure a quantity of Pfizer vaccines to vaccinate the educational and administrative staff at the university with the aim to secure a safe return for students, academic and non- academic staff before the Fall 2021.

The agreement states that Beirut Arab University receives fifteen thousand (15000) vaccines where the universities determine the Vaccination Centers and supervise the process. The university also puts at the disposal of the Ministry of Public Health all the information in this regard; in addition to complete the vaccination process through the ministry’s platform where all recipients should be registered on it. Furthermore, the universities shall bear the responsibilities of storing vaccines in well-equipped places to ensure their effect and quality.

In this framework, President Prof. Amr Galal El-Adawi mentioned that: “It is important that institutions serve the community in the light of the pandemic that widely spreads where the health and social situation in Lebanon is threatening especially that hospitals have reached their maximum capacity. Furthermore, the corona field clinics at the university which provide its services free of charge to the community through a medical and nursing team from the university under the supervision of the HealthCare Center of the Faculty of Medicine at the university contribute in encountering the virus.”

Agreements and Partnership


International Networks

  • EFMD

EFMD is an international not-for-profit membership organisation, based in Brussels, Belgium. Over 800 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 81 countries. A unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. Recognized globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education with established accreditation services for business schools and business school programmes, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programmes.


  • BEPS

Arab Society of Faculties of Business, Economic and Political Sciences (BEPS) Founded in 1998, BEPS- the Arab society of faculties of Business, Economic and Political Sciences- is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement of research and quality of learning and teaching in the MENA region. Headquartered in Lebanon, BEPS is affiliated to the Association of Arab Faculties, founded by the Arab league. BEPS acts as a catalyst to enhance the development of education in business, economic and political sciences in the MENA region. BEPS is committed to

  • Coordinating curriculum development within its members.

  • Promoting cooperation in the areas of copyright and publishing;

  • Publishing a biannual scientific journal for the deployment of the latest developments in the areas of business management and business sciences;

  • Providing advice and expertise for the establishment of faculties or the quality improvement of previously established faculties;

  • Encouraging and facilitating interaction and cooperation among member institutions;

  • Holding periodic seminars and scientific conferences to discuss the most important developments, and to promote the exchange of expertise, training and research;

  • Establishing a network of knowledge sharing and work to forge closer links with other international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Partnerships

Student exchange agreement between BAU and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) (2020 – 2025)


Student exchange agreement to enhance the educational process, between the department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Heath Sciences at Beirut Arab University, Lebanon and Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy under the following conditions:

  • Both institutions agree to exchange up to 2 students at the level undergraduate and graduate level – on a reciprocal basis - with an opportunity to internationalize their curriculum.

  • Student exchange may enrol at the partner University for a minimum of three months (90 days) up to one semester. During the period of exchange, students may carry out research work for their final dissertation/thesis and/or may attend courses.


  • The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport AASTMT Vision "To be a world class university in Maritime Transport and Higher Education in compliance with the international standards of Education, Scientific Research, Innovation and Training while fulfilling its Social Responsibilities in order to maintain its position as the distinguished Arab Expertise House and to be the first choice of the students in the region". AASTMT Mission "Contributing to the social and economic development of the Arab region by offering distinguished Change Agents who have been qualified through comprehensive educational programs, high caliber faculty, and centers of excellence in research, training and consultancies while strictly committed to the highest levels of Quality".


  • UAB

Union of Arab Banks (UAB) The Union was established on March 13, 1974, in accordance with the decision of its first General Assembly meeting that was convened in Beirut under the umbrella of the Arab Administrative Development Organization. The meeting reached a conclusion to establish an Arab Federation working within the framework of the unions emanated from the League of Arab States. The Union enjoys full financial, administrative and organizational autonomy. It is considered the true representative of the Arab banking and financial community, and the major supporter to Arab banks and financial institutions as well as the Arab mutual banking institutions.