The American University of Beirut’s Vision on Health, Health 2025, was outlined in the inauguration speech of AUB's 16th president, Dr. Fadlo Khuri, on January 25, 2016.
Health 2025 builds on the success of AUBMC 2020 Vision (launched in 2010) that solidified AUBMC’s position as the leading medical center in the region, and the recognized excellence of the many units engaging in health across AUB. Its ultimate aim is to affirm AUB’s commitment to approach health in a holistic manner.
The Vision outlines a path of organizational and functional linkages among all AUB units engaged in health, especially the core health units: Medicine, Public Health, Nutrition and Nursing, as well as AUBMC. In addition, it includes a contextually relevant global health initiative. Beyond the core health units, Health 2025 aims to engage all academic, service and policy units at AUB in health, as well as strengthen AUB strategic partnerships with local, regional and global stakeholders.
The Office of Strategic Health Initiatives (SHI), announced on April 7, 2016, is the initiation phase of Health 2025. It starts the path of fostering collaborations and providing an institutional platform for developing and supporting interdisciplinary health initiatives.