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Lebanon, UNICEF sign action plan to help children

Health Minister Wael Abu Faour, right, receives UNICEF Representative in Lebanon Annamaria Laurini in Beirut, Monday, June 9, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)

BEIRUT: Lebanon signed an action plan Monday with the U.N. Children's Fund to improve child health.

The agreement was signed by Health Minister Wael Abu Faour and UNICEF Representative in Lebanon Annamaria Laurini.

Under the 2014-2015 Action Plan, UNICEF will provide the Health Ministry with primary health care services in 225 of the most marginalized areas across Lebanon.

“Big challenges on the health system are increasing day after day,” Laurini said. “We will all work more than ever to ensure that mothers and children in Lebanon receive the best health services possible."

She said 450 children under the age of 5 would receive a full immunization program.

Abu Faour thanked UNICEF but expressed regret over the international community’s failure in dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon.

“UNICEF is one of the few organizations that cooperate with the Health Ministry in a lot of programs that really bear fruit for citizens and help the children in Lebanon."





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