Middle East

363. American University of Beirut Global Health Institute, Beirut, Lebanon

The Global Health Institute (GHI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) was formally established in July 2017. As the first such institute in the Middle East and North Africa region, GHI aims to address global health challenges with a focus on context and sustainable impact by employing an interdisciplinary approach. The primary focus of GHI are challenges that are affecting the MENA region, but have relevance to and impact on other regions in the Global South.... Read more about 363. American University of Beirut Global Health Institute, Beirut, Lebanon

362. Multi Aid Programs (MAPs), Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Multi-Aid Programs (MAPs) is a refugee-led non-profit, non-governmental organization in Lebanon that builds the capacity of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese to thrive in current conditions. To restore hope and dignity, the MAPs team of 300 local personnel deliver programs in primary education, continuing education & community service, healthcare, relief and community-led participatory research. MAPs is revolutionizing what refugee livelihood looks by leveraging innovation and creativity as survival tools. With extensive medical and organizational experience, MAPs has been working with Syrian refugees since 2013. MAPs provides more than 300,000 services annually through a comprehensive primary health care center, a breast cancer disease center, a diabetes rehabilitation center, a MHPSS outreach program and nine Teaching Centers in informal settlements. In addition, MAPs implements successful STEM programs at its two vocational training centers. MAPs also provides relief assistance to families across Bekaa and Beirut.... Read more about 362. Multi Aid Programs (MAPs), Bekaa Valley, Lebanon