Geitaoui University Medical Center in Lebanon, which was damaged by the Beirut port explosion in 2020, benefitted from a Japan-funded medical equipment by way of an advanced ultrasound machine.
Ambassador MAGOSHI Masayuki attended the hand-over ceremony on Tuesday and highlighted Japan’s commitment to supporting Lebanon’s health sector amidst socio-economic challenges.
This initiative is supported by the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Program (GGP).
The hospital, located in Ashrafieh in Beirut, plays a pivotal role in the Lebanese healthcare sector.
Considering the significant number of patients who rely on this hospital, as well as the increasing demand for efficient and sustainable medical services, Japan supported the hospital through the provision of an advanced ultrasound machine that will enhance the hospital’s capacity to carry out more accurate examinations for various diseases.
This assistance will help more than 2,000 patients annually access essential medical services at affordable rates.
In return, Sis. Hadia Abi Chebri, General Director of the hospital, expressed her appreciation to the dedicated support from Japan which will enable the hospital to provide quality health care and respond to the urgent needs of patients.