Community approaches for improved health outcomes of urban refugees in Lebanon during the COVID-19 pandemic
This project will strengthen Lebanon’s public health response to COVID-19 and future health emergencies in fragile settings. It will use a multi-pronged approach to meet the needs of refugees and share knowledge to benefit similar needs in Jordan. First, there will be a critical assessment and analysis of the rapid-response actions and policies that have guided Lebanon’s management of the pandemic at the national level. This will be complemented by interventions to manage and mitigate risks posed by COVID-19 at the community level.
The project will also build capacity for pandemic responses at the local and regional levels. Experiences at the local, national, and global levels will be triangulated to identify good practices and recommend changes. The project will produce guidance to inform a robust national public health response system that benefits both refugee and host communities and that is gender-responsive and inclusive of diverse populations.