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Lancement du projet de santé mentale visant au renforcement des capacités contre l’exclusion, la violence et les addictions au Liban
The World Health Organization (WHO), the ESA Business School and a consortium of NGOs - headed by Médecins du Monde (MdM) and composed of Skoun, Embrace and Abaad NGOs – in partnership with the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) signed today three grant agreements to launch the "Capacity Building against Exclusion, Violence and Addiction in Lebanon" (ReCEVAL) project, at the ESA Campus in Beirut. The signature event took place in the presence of H.E. Mrs. Anne Grillo, Ambassador of France to Lebanon and the participation of the National Mental Health Program (NMHP).

Funded by France through a 5,3 M€ grant allocated by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), this project falls within the support and commitment France brings to mental health initiatives in Lebanon. In fact, health and education are the main sectors in which we intervene in Lebanon.

This project aims to provide 42,000 people with greater access to services in the areas of mental health and addiction by reinforcing the capacities of three community centers in the regions of Beirut, Baalbek and Tripoli and six primary health centers. The project also reinforces the emotional and suicide prevention Hotline in Lebanon. Furthermore, the project will contribute to the development of the NMHP through the training of more than 250 mental health professionals.

Covering a period of two and a half years, this project affirms the continuity of the first stage supported by AFD since 2019 to improve access to mental health services to people living in Lebanon, where mental health deterioration is major issue.  

Press contacts:

  • AFD: Lara Fahs, Regional Communications Officer for the Middle East 
  • ESA Business School: Katia Bacha, Marketing & Communication Manager