The ONLUS distributed, thanks to Italian Blue Helmets, 32000 packs of medicines in favor of the Lebanese community in the within of the mission in Lebanon.
“32000 packs of medicines delivered by Italian Blue Helmets”.
The delivery of medications, collected through a donation from pharmaceutical companies and made available by the Banco Farmaceutico Foundation ONLUS in Southern Lebanon, was conducted from 29 March to 23 April 2019 in Lebanon by Multinational CIMIC Group specialists from Motta di Livenza (TV), Italian Blue Helmets that deal with civilian and military cooperation. The agreement between the Italian Joint Operations Headquarters (JOHQ), the Military Ordinariate and the above-mentioned ONLUS is aimed at the development of humanitarian aid activities in healthcare, in favour of persons at a socio-economic disadvantage in operational theaters, and seeks to provide free meds to population living in poverty where the Italian Armed Forces operate daily to ensure safety, stability and peace.
In particular, the CIMIC distribution of more than 32000 packs of medicines in UNIFIL Sector West, led by Italy, has made it possible to meet the needs of medical centers, local clinics and hospitals, with a total user of more than 85000 inhabitants, and of schools, educational centers and orphanages, in favour of about 3000 needy. Medicines were delivered following preventive discussions between Authorities, representatives from local community and selected centres. In the meetings, the latter were shown the typology of medicines available, accompanied by the instruction sheet in Arab. For the selected structures, the most suitable meds were identified, in relation to the user and the needs of the individual.
It is appropriate to emphasize that activities of healthcare in support of the local population, in the within of the mission in Lebanon, are of particular importance, and the delivery of meds is of considerable relevance, since it is combined with daily support of Italian Blue Helmets. The locations of medical assistance are coordinated with the local authorities and to this day, from 19 October 2018, first day of mission from “Garibaldi” Bersaglieri Brigade as responsible of the Joint Task Force Lebanon (JFT-L) – Sector West (SW), national medical personnel conducted about 2600 external medical examinations in favor of the Lebanese community in different villages, and almost 2000 internal, between UN headquarters in Shama and Al Mansouri, with an average of 24 every day:
29 March 2019: the public orphanage of Tibnin, which houses girls and young women;
4 April 2019: the public hospital of Tyre, under the direction of Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). The center, open to public, provides medical assistance to the local population;
5 April 2019: the public hospital of Tibnin, medical facility with territorial jurisdiction for the province;
9 April 2019: the medical clinic of Bayt Leif, directly under the municipality and operating in cooperation with the local Social Development Center (SDC), located in a depressed area, offers services to the local population, that live mainly on agriculture;
11 April 2019: the SDC of Bint Jubayl, structure with provincial responsibility and directional and coordinating center. It provides medical and social assistance to poor people, in particular to women and children;
12 April 2019: the SDC of Ayta Ash Sha’b, structure with territorial responsibility and directional and coordinating center. It provides itself medical and social assistance to poor people, in particular to women and children;
17 April 2019: the medical and school center Al Nour of Brachit that assists kids with disabilities and school learning problems. The structure provides social and health assistance to poor people of the area;
17 April 2019: the orphanage of As Sultanyah, school’s girl structure which houses 50 orphan children and young girls;
23 April 2019: the SDC of Haddatah, which provides health assistance and support to women with a surgery and a care center;
23 April 2019: the SDC of Tibnin, with territorial jurisdiction, a directional and coordination center for the hospital network, which provides health and social assistance to poor people, particularly women and children.