Civil society projects
Started on: Saturday, January 1, 2011, End date: Tuesday, January 1, 2030
Project description

Dr. George Hanna organized a project with the Lebanese Dental Association to provide free basic dental needs in the Lebanese areas. The mobile dental clinics will travel throughout Lebanon to provide dental awareness and care.

Due to the urgent need of dental care in Lebanon, this project is not made possible without your generous contributions to make this project happen.

Started on: Monday, January 18, 2016, End date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Project description

Zakira launches its new project in collaboration with UNICEF providing adolescents (14 to 18 years old) living in Beirut with photography, writing and editing, and social media training. Targetting communities living in the Greater Beirut area coming from all nationalities and socioeconomic backgrounds, focusing mainly on Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian and Iraqi nationalities.

Project provide the participants with training and equipment allowing them to create, narrate and publish  photo stories from their local and personal backgrounds.

The program has 3 workshops and each workshop will span over 3 months. Transportation is provided.

Interested organizations and individuals are invited to contact Zakira for benefiting from the training.

01-373347 - zakira12@gmail.com

Project activities

Photography training.
Writing training.
Social media advocacy.

Project hosted by: UTOPIA Organization
Started on: Saturday, November 1, 2014, End date: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Project description

"Flying Gardens" project entitles gardening rooftops of buildings in the most underprivileged areas of Tripoli, Tabbaneh. The rooftops will be planted with edible plants and vegetables in order to make residents of the building self-sufficient. It will also include a safe playing space for children of the building instead of having them spend times on the streets and in unsafe surroundings. Environment-friendly and recycled materials will used to rehabilitate the rooftop. The rehabilitated rooftop will also allow us to hold regular cultural, youth dialogue and social inclusion programs as well as self-motivation workshops.

We already started with a pilot whereby we rehabilitated a building rooftop in Tabbaneh. The residents’ feedback was overwhelmingly welcoming, but unfortunately we could not continue for financial reasons. After doing the necessary needs assessment and financial feasibility, we concluded that we are in need of $30,000 to fully equip 6 rooftops in the neighborhood with children games, books, a reading/cultural space made from recycled and reused material, painting and drawing, planting edible fruits and vegetables that building residents can make use of, and most importantly to implement safety measures such as high fences and roofing.

Why this project: Tabbaneh is one of the most deprived communities in Lebanon as a whole. Studies conducted by the ESCWA over the past couple of years, revealed that some 87 percent of households in the Tabbaneh area are considered deprived, and out of these, about 52 percent live in extreme deprivation. Poverty and neglect have long marked Tabbaneh and are major contributing factors to the ongoing cycle of violence there. Tabbaneh is characterized by a high concentration of children and youth, but it is also well-known for high school dropout and high youth unemployment rates, standing at roughly 50% and 40% respectively. With such difficulties, come different forms of social misbehaviors these children and youth engage in to “kill time” such as drugs and alcohol abuse and alarming acts of violence. Therefore, childhood is almost a non-existent phase for majority of residents there. Instead of having a healthy childhood, children and youth often find themselves spending their time on the streets and being exposed to deadly dangers.

Need behind it: Having been actively involved in youth-led initiatives benefitting Tripoli, and particularly Tabbaneh, we chose to take a step toward ameliorating those deadly consequences by creating more and more green and safe playing spaces on rooftops of Tabbaneh buildings.

How will it benefit the community: The project will provide a safe playing green space for children, a cultural space for youth where regular youth dialogue and social inclusion programs as well as self-motivation workshops will be held, and it will also make building residents self-sufficient by planting edible plants and vegetables. Rooftops will ultimately be turned into green, safe, and cultural open spaces for children, youth and also adults of the buildings. Building committees will be created to ensure sustainability and proper maintenance of the newly rehabilitated green space.

The crowd-funding campaign continues ZOOMAAL until the beginning of June and aims to fully mobilize an amount of $30,000 by the aforementioned date. To that end, the youth volunteers are disseminating awareness on the goals of their campaign through social media networks and also through providing motivational in-kind prizes for individual donors, and diversified sponsorship packages for corporate/organizational donors.

To view the project profile, please visit: http://www.zoomaal.com/p/flyinggardens

For more information, please contact the campaign leaders on info@utopialebanon.org

Project overall objectives

Flying Gardens project aims at transforming Bab Al Tabbaneh's rooftops, that had witnessed fierce rounds of clashes over the past 3 years, into green social spaces benefiting children, youth, and residents of buildings in general.

Project hosted by: Municipality of Tripoli
Started on: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, End date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Project description

Project funded by the European Union

 

Terms of Reference

R_1A Capacity Needs Assessment

Professional Local Expert (Independent/Body)

 

Project: Improvement of Development Process and Local Governance in the Municipality of Tripoli

 

       I.            Introduction

The Municipality of Tripoli  received on  the 15th of January 2016  a grant from the European Union (EU) to realize the project” Improvement of Development Process and Local Governance in the Municipality of Tripoli” over a period extending to 36 months.  The overall objective of the project is to improve the intuitional and operational contribution to governance and development process in the Municipality of Tripoli. The Specific objectives of the project are to improve access in Bab El Tabbane- Jabal Mohsen and El Ghouraba to basic and adequate social services on a sustainable basis. All three communities will benefit from a positive impact on different levels especially on Health, Education, Job Creation and awareness levels. Five Expected results derive from the project.

 

    II.            The project

The project derives from four basic facts advanced by the Municipality of Tripoli:

  • The local authority and civil society are in need for capacity building,
  • Health is a fundamental human right and should be available to all people regardless of gender, social class, ethnicity and age,
  • Job opportunities are very limited due to the deficiency of educational skills,
  • Recreational activities allowing the cohesion of the dissimilar zones allow a better synergy.

It consists of:

  • Enhancement of the capacities of the municipal council and staff of Tripoli Municipality on management issues, managing development, institutional, technical and organizational development, networking and coordination, local governance and accountability, aiming at enhancing their role in the provision of public basic services and development projects.
  • Consolidation of social cohesion, and the promotion of the synergy between the Municipal Council and the civil society.
  • Coordination of efforts of existing local resources (Municipality & CSOs) through participatory approach, to establish a common plan that reflects their vision as a local authority and CSOs so they can together give a push for the policy process and the development process in general and specifically in the regions of Bab El Tabbaneh - Jabal Mohsen and El Ghouraba where the project will be realized.

 III.            Tasks

The Expected Result (1) of the project ( subject of the present TOR) is to enhance the capacity building of the Municipality of Tripoli and its coordination with the civil society organizations in matters related to inclusive strategic planning, governance  and accountability in local development.

 For this purpose, the Municipality of Tripoli is seeking to contract a short-term expert to perform the following tasks:

  • Carry out an assessment of the capacity needs of the municipality of Tripoli and civil society groups in matters related to inclusive strategic planning and accountability in local development.
  • Based on the results of the needs assessment, design a comprehensive capacity building program for the Municipality and the civil society organizations (CSO's) on issues such as managing development, institutional, technical and organizational development, networking and coordination, local governance and accountability. The design should clearly include the type and length of each of the proposed trainings together with the respective profile of trainees.
  • Support in identifying the CSO's, actors and stakeholders to participate in the capacity building program.  
  • Define the trainers’ professional experience and skills.
  • Help in drafting the vision and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) related to the Partnership Forum that shall bring together the Municipality and the CSOs to establish a common plan that reflects their vision for the development process in general, specifically in the regions of Bab El Tabbaneh, Jabal Mohsen and El Ghouraba.

 

 IV.            Start of the contract  

- The contract duration is two months and will start on the day of its signature with the Municipality of Tripoli.

- The maximum number of working days expected to implement the above-mentioned tasks is: 10 Working Days.

- The maximum amount allocated to the contract is: 2500 Euros

 

    V.            Evaluation of proposals and award of the contract

Proposals will be evaluated by the concerned committee. Methodology and CV will have a grade over 80 and the financial offer will have a grade over 20.

 

 VI.            Dependence

The professional local expert will report to the Project Coordinator and will coordinate his/her work with the Mayor, the steering committee and the Partnership Forum.

 

  1. VII.            Deliverables:

-          Report on the carried needs assessment.

-          Detailed comprehensive capacity building program

-          Report on the identification of CSO's, actors and stakeholders to participate in the capacity building program

-          TORs of the trainers to be involved in the capacity building program

-          Draft vision and MOU between the Tripoli Municipality and the CSOs

 

  1. VIII.            Education/Professional experience and skills

The candidate should have an academic formation in addition to a minimum of 5 years of experience in the fields of local development with particular relevance to carrying needs assessment, development of capacity building programs that target local authorities and civil society groups, and establishment of coordination structures between target local authorities and civil society groups, as well as in evaluation. .

In addition to Arabic language, fluency in English is a must (Fluency in French is an additional asset)

 IX.            Submission of proposals

Interested experts are invited to submit their proposals in two components, a technical part and a financial part. Each of the two components should be placed inside a separate sealed envelope showing on the outside the title of the component (Technical of Financial). The two envelopes containing the technical and financial parts should be placed inside one main envelope. The main envelope should be submitted sealed and should show on the outside just the project name as follows: 

Project: Improvement of Development Process and Local Governance in the Municipality of Tripoli

Any other sentence, mark, sign or logo shown on the outside of the main envelope that may refer to the identity of the expert presenting the proposal will lead to discarding the proposal.

The technical proposal should contain:

- Name and Coordinates of the expert presenting the proposal.

- Copy of the registration of the expert at the Lebanese Ministry of Finance

- The Expert CV that highlights the expertise needed in the TORs;

- An elaborated methodology of work (maximum 5 pages) where the expert explains the approach s/he will undertake to implement the proposed tasks.

 - A Gantt chart of the proposed schedule of activities

- In case the applicant is a CSO, a complete file showing that the CSO is  working in the targeted area, together with a detailed proposal, report of its activities in the same field of activity proposed in the action and a financial report for the past three years should be attached also to the proposal. 

The financial proposal should contain:

- A financial offer including the expert expected dues for the whole intervention in Euros.

All proposals should reach the Municipality of Tripoli, Tall Square, Tripoli-Lebanon not later than

12:00 noon of Saturday 30 April 2016

All requests for clarifications, should be addressed in writing by e-mail to the following mail address: idlg.tripoli@gmail.com

Proposals sent by e-mail will be discarded.

 

    X.            Settlement  of the expert dues

The expert's dues will be settled, after receipt and acceptance of his/her deliverables and against an invoice submitted to the Municipality of Tripoli at the end of his/her contract.

 

 

Project hosted by: Municipality of Tripoli
Started on: Thursday, April 14, 2016, End date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Project description

Project funded by the European Union

 

Terms of Reference

R_2 Assessment of Health Care Centers

Professional Local Expert (Independent/Body)

 

Project: Improvement of Development Process and Local Governance in the Municipality of Tripoli

 

       I.            Introduction

The Municipality of Tripoli received on  the 15th of January 2016  a grant from the European Union (EU) to realize the project” Improvement of Development Process and Local Governance in the Municipality of Tripoli” over a period extending to 36 months. The overall objective of the project is to improve the institutional and operational contribution to governance and development process in the Municipality of Tripoli. The Specific objectives of the project are to improve access in Bab El Tabbane, Jabal Mohsen and El Ghouraba to basic and adequate social services on a sustainable basis. All three communities will benefit from a positive impact on different levels especially on Health, Education, Job Creation and awareness levels. Five Expected results derive from the project.

 

    II.            The project

The project derives from four basic facts advanced by the Municipality of Tripoli:

  1. The local authority and civil society are in need for capacity building,
  2. Health is a fundamental human right and should be available to all people regardless of gender, social class, ethnicity and age,
  3. Job opportunities are very limited due to the deficiency of educational skills,
  4. Recreational activities allowing the cohesion of the dissimilar zones allow a better synergy.

The project aims at enhancing the Municipality of Tripoli's capacity to effectively deliver public services and in particular, responding to specific health problems affecting the population of the targeted area  like: 1) anemia, scabies and lice because of lack of hygiene; 2) diarrhea, malnutrition and typhoid due to water and vegetables pollution; 3) scoliosis due to high humidity levels; 4) flu because of lack of regular medical consultancies and because the near governmental hospital has no capacity to receive the enormous demand of consultations and health services. No need to mention here that some local NGOs are providing medical services to the patients, but mainly based on availability of services and sometimes based on political affiliations.

The project consists of upgrading the health services at the existing health care centers, through the procurement of services such as mammography, echo, and health care programs for woman and child. The echography machine in Jabal Mohsen health care center (Al Zahraa) should be renewed. An assessment of the needs of the Hariri Health Centre should be carried so that the center meet the norms of MOPH thus allowing the renewal of the contract between this center and MOPH under the norms requested by the latter.

In addition, the project consists in conducting an awareness campaign in close collaboration with the existing health care centers and active participation of the existing schools in the targeted areas to promote the concept of hygiene in the deprived areas and disseminate a new strategy to tackle the problem of overcrowding of solid waste raised recently at national level, by sorting the waste from the households. The women will be involved in this approach as they are the main target and owner of this strategy. The health care centers as well as the community center will be the platform to disseminate the information, knowledge and necessary tools to address that issue. Also Awareness campaigns in health care and of drugs addiction should be implemented in coordination with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry of Public Health.

An activity-based committee will be created and approved by the Tripoli Municipal council to involve all stakeholders working in the health field including the Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Social Affairs to define the needs, elaborate the health care awareness program aimed at enhancing the services provided, and ensure the sustainability of results. The involvement of the two ministries in this activity-based committee will guarantee the provision of all necessary authorizations to manage and operate the centers properly and ensure their sustainability.

 

 III.            Tasks

The Expected Result (2) of the project (subject of the present TOR) consists of improving the health services of existing Health Care Centers addressed to all inhabitants (in particular for disadvantaged categories such as the Children, Women and Elderly people in targeted areas).

For this purpose, the Municipality of Tripoli is seeking to contract a short-term local expert to perform the following tasks:

  • Carry out a need assessment, through consultation with concerned parties, committees and the Partnership forum, of all the health care centers and services in the targeted areas, and suggest the needed equipment and services and the topics of the awareness campaigns and the audience to be targeted.
  • Elaborate the tender dossier for the procurement of the approved needed medical equipment and health care services according to the EU Grants Procedures as per Annex IV of the project proposal ( Available at the Municipality of Tripol).
  • Suggest the necessary institutional, administrative and/or administrative steps to be realized by the Municipality of Tripoli to support the health care centers and ensure their sustainability for an inclusive and sustainable growth
  • Assist in the identification of members of the activity-based committee.
  • Assist in the drafting and elaboration of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between

           the health care centers and the Ministry of Public Health to ensure sustainability of the centers.

  • Assist in the realization of the awareness campaign in close collaboration with the existing health care centers and active participation of the existing schools in the targeted area to promote the concept of hygiene in the deprived areas and disseminate a new strategy to tackle the problem of overcrowding of solid waste raised recently at national level, by sorting the waste from the households.
  • Assist in the realization of the brochures and leaflets for awareness campaigns.

 

 IV.            Start of the contract   

- The contract duration is six months and will start on the day of its signature with the Municipality of Tripoli.

- The maximum number of working days that the expert is expected to spend during the duration of his contract is: 15 Days

- The ceiling of the contract is: 3750 Euros

 

    V.            Evaluation of proposals and award of the contract

Proposals will be evaluated by the concerned committee. Methodology and CV will have a grade over 80 and the financial offer will have a grade over 20. The total evaluation grade of the expert will be the sum of the two grades and over 100.

 

 VI.            Dependence

The professional local expert will report to the Project Coordinator and will coordinate his/her work with the Mayor, the steering committee, the activity-based committee and the Partnership Forum.

 

  1. VII.            Deliverables

The following deliverables are requested from the local expert:

  • Report assessment of the health care centers and the services and identification of their needs.
  • Report on the needed topics of the awareness campaigns and the audience to be targeted.
  • Tender dossier for the procurement of the approved needed medical equipment and health care services.
  • Report on the steps to be assumed  by the Municipality of Tripoli to support the health care centers and ensure their sustainability for  inclusive and sustainable growth.
  • Preliminary list of the identified members of the activity-based committee
  • Draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the health care centers and the Ministry of Public Health to ensure sustainability of the centers.
  • Report on the evaluation of the awareness campaign and its impact on the citizens of the targeted areas.

 

  1. VIII.            Education/Professional experience and skills

The candidate should have an academic medical and business  background, in addition to a minimum of 5 years of experience particularly in the fields related to medical needs assessment, medical procurement, and public health awareness campaigns. S/he needs to have strong communication skills. .

Fluency in both Arabic and English languages are a must (fluency in French is an additional asset).

 

 IX.            Submission of proposals

Interested experts are invited to submit their proposals in two components, a technical part and a financial part. Each of the two components should be placed inside a separate sealed envelope showing on the outside the title of the component (Technical of Financial). The two envelopes containing the technical and financial parts should be placed inside one main envelope. The main envelope should be submitted sealed and should show on the outside just the project name as follows:  

Project: Improvement of Development Process and Local Governance in the Municipality of Tripoli

Any other sentence, mark, sign or logo shown on the outside of the main envelope that may refer to the identity of the expert presenting the proposal will lead to discarding the proposal.

The technical proposal should contain:

- Name and Coordinates of the expert presenting the proposal.

- Copy of the registration of the expert at the Lebanese Ministry of Finance

- Copy of the registration of the expert at the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health or other relevant ministries

- The Expert CV that highlights the expertise needed in the TORs.

- An elaborated methodology of work (maximum 5 pages) where the expert explains the approach s/he will undertake to implement the proposed tasks..

- A Gantt chart of the proposed schedule of activities

- In case the applicant is a CSO , a complete file showing that the CSO is  working in the targeted area, together with a detailed proposal, report of its activities in the same field of activity proposed in the action and a financial report for the past three years should be attached also to the proposal. 

The financial proposal should contain:

- A financial offer including the expert expected dues for the whole intervention in Euros.

All proposals should reach the Municipality of Tripoli, Tall Square, Tripoli-Lebanon not later than

12:00 noon of Saturday 30 April 2016

All requests for clarifications, should be addressed in writing by e- mail to the following mail address: idlg.tripoli@gmail.com

Proposals sent by e-mail will be discarded.

 

    X.            Settlement  of the expert dues

The expert's dues will be settled, after receipt and acceptance of his/her deliverables and against an invoice submitted to the Municipality of Tripoli at the end of his/her contract.

 

 

Project hosted by: Najdeh Association
Started on: Tuesday, January 1, 2013, End date: Thursday, December 31, 2015
Project description

Total duration of action

36 months, starting 1st January 2013

Objectives of the action

Overall objective: Increased gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Palestinian refugee community of Lebanon.

Specific Objectives:

1. To increase women’s empowerment through providing women with access to skills training, employment and participation in decision making structures.

2. To combat negative gender stereotyping through advocacy work at national and local level and through awareness-raising on women’s rights and issues concerning domestic violence.

3. To build capacity, promote learning and information sharing within AN, CAFOD and through the gender networks AISHA and PWF

Partner

Association Najdeh

Target groups

1) Disadvantaged Palestinian refugees with no or very limited income in Ein El Hilweh, Beddawi and Nahr el Bared camps, including female headed households, young women and girls in large families and families that have a member who has a disability or chronic disease. 2) Association Najdeh 3) Member organisations of AISHA network.

Final beneficiaries

Direct beneficiaries include the 6,200 Palestinian refugees (70% women) and their household members, totalling 27,900; 30 staff of AN; AISHA network staff. Indirect beneficiaries include communities in other camps and gatherings in Lebanon, AISHA network beneficiaries across Middle East, and beneficiaries of other CAFOD gender programmes.

Estimated results

1) Palestinians refugee families are better able to meet their economic and social needs through increased access to jobs for women. 2) Innovative ways of addressing gender inequality and negative gender stereotyping are piloted resulting in an increase in the number of women participating and making decisions in local committees. 3) There is reduced incidence of domestic violence through widespread awareness-raising and strengthened support mechanisms for those suffering from gender based violence. 4)Improved knowledge of CEDAW and the Istanbul Framework of Action and its implications amongst both the Lebanese and Palestinian community, and cooperation with key decision makers leads to the lifting of the Lebanese Government’s reservations on CEDAW articles 9, 16, and 29. 5) Learning is shared and replicated within gender networks and in CAFOD programmes to promote women’s empowerment. 6) Association Najdeh is skilled in identifying the impact of its interventions and has demonstrated improved upward and downward accountability.

Main activities

  1. 1.     Set up of Programme (Office set up, Project Planning Workshop, Selection of beneficiaries, baseline survey)
  2. 2.     Access to Employment (Vocational training courses, awareness raising, job placement and right to work campaign, M&E)
  3. 3.     Leadership and decision making (leadership training, formation of women’s committees, M&E)
  4. 4.     Violence against Women (Service provision, support groups, awareness raising, domestic violence survey, and M&E
  5. 5.     CEDAW and Istanbul Framework (Follow up, awareness raising, lobbying Government and M&E)
  6. 6.     Learning (development of resources, learning events and M&E)
  7. 7.     Strengthening AN Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity to Enhance Accountability
Project overall objectives

Increased gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Palestinian refugee community of Lebanon.

Project activities

1. Set up of Programme (Office set up, Project Planning Workshop, Selection of beneficiaries, baseline survey)
2. Access to Employment (Vocational training courses, awareness raising, job placement and right to work campaign, M&E)
3. Leadership and decision making (leadership training, formation of women’s committees, M&E)
4. Violence against Women (Service provision, support groups, awareness raising, domestic violence survey, and M&E
5. CEDAW and Istanbul Framework (Follow up, awareness raising, lobbying Government and M&E)
6. Learning (development of resources, learning events and M&E)
7. Strengthening AN Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity to Enhance Accountability

Started on: Thursday, January 1, 2015, End date: Thursday, December 31, 2015
Project description

" TOGETHER" is a project which aims the improvement of conditions of orphans and widows in NORTH LEBANON on several levels.

we are going to maintain many activities, fundraising campaigns and vocational training.

Project overall objectives

* Overall Objective:
To contribute to the improvement of the situation of orphans and widows.

* Specific objectives:
- To ensure food each month for 20 orphans and widows in North Lebanon.
- To distribute clothes for orphans and widows who are very vulnerable.
- To build capacity of widows to be able to find a job and become self-sufficient.

Project activities

- Campaigns to collect clothes.
- Fundraising in order to buy food every month ( Visit schools...).
- Vocational Training.

Started on: Thursday, January 1, 2015, End date: Thursday, December 31, 2015
Project description

ILDES has acquired funding from the Australian Embassy in Lebanon through their Direct Aid Program in order to upgrade the equipment of the Health Care Center IHCC.

IHCC is housed in the parish of St. George's Church in the district in Hadath Khreibeh in the caza of Baabda (southern suburbs of Beirut). It serves the following localities:
1 - Hadath which is a residential community located 8km from the capital Beirut. It has 27,203 residents and is located in the Caza of Baabda, in the governorate of Mount Lebanon. Hadath counts a private hospital run by the Congregation of "St. Teresa" and has a total capacity of 180 beds.
2 - The villages of Mrayjé, Tahouitat el Ghadir Laylakeh counted 148 676 residents in 2004. There is no hospital in this district
3 - Hazmieh which is located in the Caza of Baabda includes 3 private hospitals which have a total capacity of 335 beds.
4 - Kfar Chima does not have any hospital.
According to a study done by ILDES in April 1987 concerning Mrayjeh's populations that were displaced during the Lebanese Wars (1979-1989), it appeared that 20% lived in very poor conditions. After their flight from their homes they were housed in schools, religious places; buildings were requisitioned as well as small and unsanitary housing. The bad sanitary situation encouraged the emergence of diseases especially among people over 40 years, of which nervous disorders, hypertension, diabetes and heart problems. Moreover the insecurity prevented the exercise of preventive medicine especially for children. In 1987, because of inflation and declining purchasing power, the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Hadath, Mrayjeh and the surrounding area could not pay for the basic health needs. ILDES felt the urgency to alleviate these problems by creating a health center in the town of Hadath to meet the needs of IDPs. The services offered are curative and preventive services and are accompanied by training, education and financial aid.
ILDES Health Care Center (IHCC) is under contract with the Ministry of Social Affairs since 1994 and is preparing to partner with the Ministry of Health. Also ILDES has been selected by YMCA and signed an agreement with them in 1991 to cater for the chronically ill by providing the medication and drugs. 

Problems to be addressed: 

IHCC lacks the equipment for ophthalmology and the doctor brings his own equipment to the center which is a burden and risk for him. He is solicited by 6 patients per session. He is able to perform only a cursory exam to detect physical pathologies.

  1. He is unable to provide the adequate service for lack of suitable equipment to be able to examine the retina, the optical nerve and the macula.
  2. He also is unable to examine the vision and to do the refraction test to determine the need for corrective lenses. In that case he asks the patient to go to his clinic where he will perform the auscultation and give his diagnostic. The patient has to pay for the transportation to the clinic and is then billed for the consultation.

In gynecology and obstetrics, IHCC lacks the right equipment to be used to examine the health of the expecting mother and fetus which leads the expecting mother to either seek private clinics (which incurs high expenditures for the expecting family) or forego any consultation and put hers and the unborn child’s health in jeopardy.

  1. The gynecologist at IHCC cannot perform colposcopy which is a medical diagnostic procedure to detect cancerous and precancerous cells in the cervix. Many premalignant lesions and malignant lesions in these areas have discernible characteristics which can be detected through the examination with a colposcope which provides an enlarged view of the areas, allowing the colposcopist to visually distinguish normal from abnormal appearing tissue and take directed biopsies for further pathological examination.
  2. The gynecologist is also unable to look at the health of an unborn baby and detect problems to be addressed or:
    1. Check the health of a fetus. Blood flow in the umbilical cord, through the placenta, or in the heart and brain of the fetus. This test can show if the fetus is getting enough oxygen and nutrients. Doppler ultrasound may be used to guide decisions during pregnancy when:

   i.      The fetus is smaller than normal for his or her gestational age (fetal growth restriction). Blood flow through the large blood vessel in the umbilical cord (the umbilical artery) can be looked at.

  ii.      Rh sensitization has occurred. Blood flow through a blood vessel in the brain (the middle cerebral artery, or MCA) can be used to monitor fetal health.

  iii.      The mother has other problems, such as sickle cell disease which is very common in disease in Lebanon.

In cardiology, the cardiologist is unable to study

  1. The state of the arteries to detect the risks of clots and deep vein thrombosis in adults especially in the neck, arms, and legs.
    1. Detect atherosclerosis of the lower extremities.
    2. Evaluate blood flow after a stroke or other condition that might be caused by a problem with blood flow.
    3. Evaluate varicose veins or other vein problems.
    4. Monitor the flow of blood following blood vessel surgery.
    5. Find out the presence, amount, and location of arterial plaque. Plaque in the carotid arteries can reduce blood flow to the brain and may increase the risk of stroke.

In order to provide the best services to patients on the premises of IHCC and allow the patients to consult adequately and get the best adapted services ILDES conducted one on one interviews with the doctors who provide care in the center about the most urgent needs of IHCC to better provide for the medical requirements of the beneficiaries. They said unanimously that the needs are for affordable diagnostic equipment for the eyes, respiratory track and for the health of mother and child.

Proposed solution:

  1. To purchase and equip IHCC with diagnostic machines to perform exams of the eyem, the retina, the macula, the optic nerve as well as the refraction of the eye.
  2. In gynecology, the need of IHCC is for a Fetal Monitor for the health and safety of mother and child that could be operated by the physicians themselves and on the premises in order to give a quick diagnosis to the patients and save the life of mothers and unborn babies. On the other hand and for an early detection of cervical cancer, IHCC should own a colposcope that will allow them to examine the cervix and the tissues of the vagina and vulva. The main goal of colposcopy is to prevent cervical cancer by detecting precancerous lesions early and treating them.
  3. In cardiology a Doppler ultrasound test uses reflected sound waves to see how blood flows through a blood vessel. It helps doctors evaluate blood flow through major arteries and veins, such as those of the arms, legs, and neck. It can show blocked or reduced flow of blood through narrow areas in the major arteries of the neck that could cause a stroke. It also can reveal blood clots in leg veins (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT) that could break loose and block blood flow to the lungs (pulmonary embolism). During pregnancy, Doppler ultrasound may be used to look at blood flow in an unborn baby (fetus) to check the health of the fetus.

 

Project overall objectives

The funding proposal aims at contributing to the decrease of the health bill of families and to respond to the Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG 5) concerning maternal and child health, by upgrading qualitatively the health services provided to the beneficiaries of the IHCC.

Project hosted by: Women Program Association
Started on: Sunday, May 1, 2016, End date: Thursday, December 31, 2015
Project description

#000000;">Women Programme Association (WPA) in its capacity as a women-specific community- based organization(CBO), operationg under the overall supervision of the executive director Mrs. hafiza hawaili, through nine wmen programmes centres located in palestinian refugees camps across lebanon. These centres offer a wide range of integrated services that enhance the knowledge and capabilities of Palestinian refugee women through the provision of a wide range of social, cultural and recreational activities, as well as skills trainings and rehabilitation services.

#000000;">WPA , under the  Awareness Raising Campaign on mental health and psychological support (MHPSS)-Related Issues , is organizing Community-Targeting Sensitization Sessions on Mental Health Related Issues following up on the recommendations of "the Needs assessment of Palestine Refugee Women in Lebanon: Challenges and Oputunities" conducted in 2013 by the relief and social services department at UNRWA with regards to the WPA support to the formation of self-support groups in which women are able to discuss personal issues, especially those concerning depression, mental -well being, amongst other issues. 

#000000;">The afore mentioned Needs Assessment recommendations highlighted the role ofe the centres of the WPA as percieved by the local NGO's : " these centres are valuable community space and resource for poor women and girls as they allow women to engage in community-oriented activities with less stigma or objections from their families..."

#000000;">This Project aims to conduct Thirty (30) Community-Targeting Sensitiztion Sessions on Mental Health-related issues through specialized team of experts to Palestine refugee beneficiaries residing in the six camps.

#000000;"> Those sessions will be conducted over the period of eight months in the six camps and will target 600 participants from amongst parents and families of children and youth with disabilities.

Project overall objectives

The sensitization Sessions will provide counseling and guidance on how to provide psychological support to children and youth with MHPSS issues.

Project activities

During the period of 8 months, six of the WPA will be delivering the following services :
a) hosting the thirty(30) specialized community-targeting sessions at each of its centres at the camps.
b) selecting the participants from amongst local caretakers, female caretakers of children and youth with mental health disorders and psychological issues. All Participants must be women aged between 20-40 years old . Each session will be delivered to two groups per camps. there will be 20 Participants per group at the Camps
The duration of each session is two hours (including a 15-minutes break)
c)organizing six (6) recreational activities to each group of participants : one recreational activity per camp during the term.
d) Following-up on participation and venue-related logistical preparation in terms of ensuring that each targeted group sustain their participation throughout the planned sessions for each camps in Lebanon.
e) contacting with the specialized team of experts and conducting dates of sessions.

Started on: Monday, January 2, 2006, End date: Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Project description

To let the community feel the importance of heritage and natural resources, by exposing it to samples and providing it with relevant information.

Project overall objectives

1- To strengthen and preserve the community

Project activities

1- To continue collecting prototypes from old ages.

2- To continue collecting fossils

3- To make prototype of animals and plants.

4- To make prototype of the region