In response to the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic, the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University is pleased to announce launching the Anti-COVID19 Public Health Initiative (CAPHI). In the framework of this initiative, members of FHS are joining efforts with stakeholders and officials in raising awareness about the virus, interpreting data on its spread, conducting research, and publishing policy briefs and response plans to help counter it at the national level and beyond.
The CAPHI initiative positions FHS and the field of public health for a post COVID-19 era in Lebanon, the region, and globally. The initiative aims at identifying priorities for action in research, practice, training, and policy on COVID-19; and designing, planning and evaluating a number of interdisciplinary interdepartmental faculty-wide projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with specific focus on Lebanon.
On the CAPHI webpage you may find the studies and articles of our faculty members, newspapers, TV and radio interviews, as well as awareness campaigns, reports and policy briefs that they have proudly published to help the public and policy makers take informed decisions for effective prevention and management of this pandemic.