Lebanon Health Resilience Project (WB-P163476)

  • Lebanon
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 26, 2017
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Ministry of Public Health
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 95.80 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 120.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 13, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Apr 21, 2017

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Project Description
The development objective of Health Resilience Project is to increase access to quality health care services to poor Lebanese and displaced Syrians in Lebanon. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Scaling up the scope and capacity of the Primary Health Care (PHC) Universal Health Coverage (UHC) program, aims to expand and strengthen the ongoing UHC program to reach a larger number of beneficiaries with a more comprehensive package of enrollment-based preventive health services to meet the growing needs of poor and vulnerable Lebanese. 2) The second component, Provision of health care services in public hospitals, aims to finance the following: (i) provision of special capitation payments to participating public hospitals for delivery of medical and paramedical services to uninsured Lebanese and delivery of emergency healthcare services to eligible beneficiaries, as elaborated in the respective Health Service Provider Agreements; and (ii) Strengthening of the technical and organizational capacities of participating public hospitals for provision of quality healthcare services, through: (a) provision of training to clinical and nonclinical staff; and (b) strengthening the health information management system targeting participating public hospitals, participating Primary Health Care Centers (PHCCs) and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). 3) The third component, Strengthening project management and monitoring, aims to finance: (i) Strengthening the capacities of the MoPH and Project Management Unit for implementation, coordination and management of activities under the project; (ii) Carrying out of a comprehensive assessment of hospitals; and (iii) Carrying out of an independent evaluation of project activities and results.
Investment Description

Contact Information
Ministry of Public Health Walid Ammar Director General mphealth@cyberia.net.lb ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.