SEAL Supports COVID19 Emergency Response Efforts in Lebanon
Focus Area
Humanitarian
Local Partners
Lebanon Needs, LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital, Rene Moawad Foundation
Budget
$120,000
Geographic Scope
Throughout Lebanon
Beneficiaries
3465 recipients of free PCR tests and distribution of 67,000 protective gowns, and approximately 9,000 washable and disposable masks

Given the high increase in COVID virus cases in Lebanon, SEAL provided COVID-19 related support through 3 organizations:

Lebanon Needs (LN) COVID 19 Emergency Campaign: With a grant of $60,000, SEAL supported Lebanon Needs efforts to distribute critical personal protective equipment (PPE) to 36 institutions mainly hospitals, 67,000 protective gowns and 9000 fabric washable and disposable masks locally sourced and manufactured in Lebanon by MD Medical Industries, were distributed. This grant also helped support the local economy while providing needed PPE manufactured in Lebanon. For additional details about the LN campaign and list of hospitals, please visit: www.lebanonneeds.org/covid19-campaign

LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital PCR Testing National Campaign: SEAL awarded $30,000 to the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital to enable its medical team to continue their mission of fighting the spread of the virus by providing free PCR testing to people who are unable to afford it and who do not benefit from social security coverage or any health insurance. The SEAL grant contributed 1,456 free PCR tests to this campaign.The LAU Mobile Clinic was created in March 2020 amidst the COVID- 19 pandemic. It launched its ongoing National PCR testing for COVID- 19 Campaign offering medical services covering all Lebanese regions. For more information about the LAU testing program, please visit: www.laumcrh.com/covid-19

René Moawad Foundation “Together” Intiative: SEAL awarded $30,000 in support of the Covid-19 Containment Testing Program that is part of the "Together" initiative mission that was launched by the René Moawad Foundation on March 16, 2020 to support Lebanese communities during this difficult economic situation in Lebanon. The SEAL grant helped provide 2,000 free PCR tests to many Lebanese who had the virus symptoms in affected communities in various Lebanese regions in the North and to patients needing to be tested for COVID-19 before an urgent surgery that did not have health insurance and could not afford the cost of the test. For more information about the "Together Campaign" please visit: www.rmftogether.com

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