Supporting Lebanon’s Healthcare System and Getting Medicine to Patients

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Chronic disease medicines are essential for many in Lebanon. Unfortunately, medicine and especially chronic disease medicines are widely unavailable in Lebanon due to the ongoing economic and political crises.

Anera responded to this urgent call by establishing the Critical Access for Refugees to Medicine and Health Services (CARMAH) project (which also serves vulnerable Lebanese) in September 2021. CARMAH (karama means ‘dignity’ in Arabic) is funded by the government of the United States. Its main purpose is to increase the accessibility of medications, and also to raise public awareness and knowledge of chronic diseases.

CARMAH provides essential chronic medicines through a combination of medicine procurement and donated medicine through Anera’s medical donations program. To implement the program, Anera partnered with local organizations and health care providers across Lebanon.



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