K2P Policy Dialogue

​​​Promoting Effective School Policies for Childhood Overweight & Obesity Prevention in Lebanon

Date: March 7, 2019

Pre-Circulated Policy Brief: Promoting Effective School Policies for Childhood Overweight & Obesity Prevention in Lebanon

Highlights: In recent years, there has been an alarming increase in overweight and obesity among children in Lebanon. With one of the highest percentages in the region, childhood obesity in Lebanon has almost doubled in the past decade. With non-communicable diseases (NCDs) currently considered as the primary cause of death in Lebanon, the epidemic of childhood obesity prematurely burdens children and their parents. Furthermore, obesity and non-communicable diseases are protracted to adulthood, thus encumbering the healthcare system as well.

Read: K2P Citizen Consultation Summary (Arabic Version) and K2P Media Bite

​​Addressing Early Identification and Intervention of Children with Disabilities and Developmental Delays in Lebanon​

​Date: November 23rd, 2018

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Highlights: Children with disabilities and developmental delays in Lebanon face multiple barriers at the health system, delivery and financing levels that pose challenges for early identification and intervention. This puts these children at risk of delayed rehabilitation and treatment, multiple morbidity, physiological implications, risk of violence, exploitation and abuse and preventable delayed complications.

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Integrating Palliative Care into the Health System in Lebanon

Date: July 13th, 2018

Pre-Circulated Policy brief: Integrating Palliative Care into the Health System in Lebanon

Highlights: According to a report published in 2017, an estimated number of 15,000 patients need PC services each year. Yet, current​  health system arrangements do not ensure adequate access to palliative care services.

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​​​​Strengthening Child Protection Practices in Healthcare Institutions in Lebanon​

​​Date: February 23rd, 2018


Highlights: Preventing and managing child violence, neglect, exploitation and abuse is critical to attaining Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),  f​ailing to develop a comprehensive child protection system from neglect, exploitation and abuse puts Lebanon at risk of not achieving the SDGs.


​​​​​Strengthening Emergency Medical Services in Lebanon 

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Pre-Circulated Policy Brief: Strengthening Emergency Medical Services in Lebanon

Highlights: In Lebanon, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are underutilized and somewhat fragmented while EMS agencies lack adequate resource management. System related challenges at multiple levels are narrowing EMS agencies' effectiveness, efficiency and consequently the continuum of care.

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​Reducing Preventable Preterm Deliveries among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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​Date: ​April 6th, 2017

Pre-Circulated K2P Policy Brief: Reducing Preventable Preterm Deliveries among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

​Highlights: As the Syrian crisis enters its seventh year, the hardships of Syrian Refugees remain on the rise, especially among its most vulnerable population, women and children. 61% of mortalities among Syrian refugees in Lebanon are children under one. Preterm deliveries are the highest contributor to those deaths.


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Alcohol Drinking among Lebanese Youth: Delaying Initiation and Reducing Harm

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Date: January 27th, 2017

Pre-Circulated K2P Policy Brief: Alcohol Drinking among Lebanese Youth: Delaying Initiation and Reducing Harm 

Highlights: Youth in Lebanon are starting to drink alcoholic beverages at a very young age. K2P Center alongside with the Alcohol Harm Reduction Group at AUB hastened to convene key decision-makers, partners, and civil society, to participate in K2P Policy Dialogue in order to inform the discussion.

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Improving the Prescribing Quality and Pattern of Pharmaceutical Drugs in Lebanon

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Date: October 14th, 2016

Pre-Circulated K2P Policy Brief: Improving The Prescribing Quality and Pattern of Pharmaceutical Drugs in Lebanon

Highlights: The inappropriate prescribing of pharmaceutical drugs in Lebanon is putting patients at risk of adverse effects, and increasing the economic burden on patients and the community.

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Informing Salt Iodization Policies in Lebanon to Ensure Optimal Iodine Nutrition 

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Date: April 28th, 2016

Pre-Circulated K2P Policy Brief: Informing Salt Iodization Policies in Lebanon to Ensure Optimal Idine Nutrition

Highlights: Iodine deficiency is a pressing problem in Lebanon given its dire and avoidable health consequences. K2P Center, in close collaboration with the Center for Research on Population Health (CRPH), and the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences organized a Policy Dialogue aiming at informing salt iodization policies in Lebanon.

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Addressing Medical Errors in the Lebanese Healthcare System 

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Date: Februaty 5th, 2016

Pre-Circulated K2P Policy Brief: Addressing Medical Errors in the Lebanese Healthcare System

Highlights: Between 1996 and 2013, more than a thousand complaints related to medical malpractice were filed to the Order of Physicians. Investigations focused primarily on physicians as the main actors in preventable medical errors while the majority of errors occur as a result of failures of complex healthcare systems rather than individual negligence. 

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Addressing Limitations to Equitable Access to Healthcare Services for People Living with HIV in Lebanon 

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Date: December 4th, 2015

Pre-Circulated Policy Brief: Addressing Limitations to Equitable Access to Healthcare Services for People Living with HIV in Lebanon

Highlights: HIV continues to be one of the national public health challenges. Given a cumulative of 1,893 cases in Lebanon, one of the main problems faced is the limited access of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to healthcare services in Lebanon. 

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Regional Policy Dialogue: National Child Protection Policy Dialogue in Iraq ​

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Date: November 22nd, 2015

Pre-Circulated Policy Brief: The National Child Protection Policy Document

Highlights: The ongoing conflict in Iraq is taking a heavy toll on the country’s most vulnerable population, the children. To address this pressing problem, K2P Center facilitated the National Child Protection Policy Dialogue held in Baghdad, Iraq.

Promoting Access to Essential Health Care Services for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon 

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Date: June 4th, 2014

Pre-Circulated K2P Briefing Note: Promoting Access to Essential Healthcare Services for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Highlights: The continuous influx of Syrian refugees has placed a major burden on the Lebanese healthcare system, and addressing the needs of these refugees is a key priority for the Ministry of Public Health. The policy dialogue supports this priority. 

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Securing Access to Quality Mental Health Services in Primary Health Care in Lebanon 

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Date: April 24th, 2014

Pre-Circulated K2P Policy Brief: Securing Access to Quality Mental Health Services in Primary Healthcare in Lebanon

Highlights: 1 out of every 4 Lebanese individuals suffers from a mental disorder throughout their lives, but, only a minority obtains treatment. It is estimated that every year, 152 individuals in Lebanon die due to a mental disorder or through suicide. K2P Policy Dialogue was convened, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health to spark insights about this pressing health issue.

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