Launching ceremony of the primary health care center in Haret Hreik Municipality

21 Jan 2010

 Under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Interior and  Municipalities Me. Ziad Baroud, the UNDP ART GOLD Programme has the pleasure to invite you to the launching ceremony of the Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) of the Haret Hreik Municipality, taking place on Thursday January 21, 2010, at 11:00 AM at the Municipality premises in Haret Hreik. 

UNDP Country Director Mr. Seifeldin Abbaro will participate in the ceremony alongside H.E. Ambassador of Spain Mr. Juan Carlos Gafo, excellencies MPs Mr. Alain Aoun and Mr. Naji Garios, and the First Counselor at the Italian Embassy Mr. Andreas Ferrarese. Mrs. Amal Karaki representing the CDR will also be present alongside a representative of the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Luigi Triggiano representing the municipality of Arezzo, Mayor of Haret Hreik Mr. Samir Dakkash and mayors of Beirut Southern Suburbs’ municipalities. 

The ceremony will include speeches by: Mayor of Haret Hreik; Director of the PHCC; Representative of Arezzo municipality; Representative of the Ministry of Public Health; H.E. Ambassador of Spain; Representative of the Italian Embassy; UNDP Country Director; H.E. Minister of Interior and Municipalities.

The development of the Haret Hreik Primary Health Care Center falls within a bilateral agreement with the Municipality of Arezzo and the Provinces of Tuscany, to launch a pilot programme in the Primary Health Care Center. This programme falls within the framework of the Decentralized Cooperation approach, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, the Council of Development and Reconstruction and the municipality of Haret Hreik.

The implementation of this project aims to strengthen the Primary Health Care system in order to give health care access to the population of the area.
The specific objectives of the programme are to:
• Promote of the role of the municipality as a local institutional representative to valorize, to orient and to link between different realities on the territory in collaboration with the governmental authorities.
• Improve the skills of the medical and Para-medical staff in the PHCC of Haret Hreik.
• Integrate the programme within the national strategy of the Ministry of Public Health by strengthening the Primary Health Care Center.
1. To built the trust of the community towards the Primary Health Care Center services being the first entry point of the individuals and families to the national health system, and the first provider of health care services in order to constitute the first element of continuing health care process.