NORWAC is a humanitarian organization that works with health-related projects in the Middle East. NORWAC adheres to the main principles of humanitarianism and medical ethics, in particular the principles of impartiality – that services and assistance needs to be given according to needs, regardless of race and ethnicity, religion and political beliefs, and in line with medical ethics – in the tradition of the “Hippocratic oath”.
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NORWAC visits the Lebanese Minister of Public Health
On the 27 September, a delegation by NORWAC headed by our CEO Dr. Erik Fosse visited the newly appointed Lebanese Minister of Public Health, Dr. Firass Abiad. NORWAC was accompanied by a delegation from the Norwegian embassy in Lebanon headed by Ambassador Martin Yttervik, and Dr. Abdullah Omari from NORWAC’s partner organisation URDA.
Improving Mental Health in Gaza
NORWAC received funding for a new project in Gaza last year in May. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of mental health services and provide patients with mental health conditions access to the appropriate medication. The first mission took finally place in March 2022.
Visit to Arsal
On the 30th of September a delegation of representatives from NORWAC and from our local implementing partner URDA, visited Arsal. NORWAC has since 2015 supported the only hospital available for the local community and the large group of Syrian Refugees living in the area.
Life and health at risk in crisis-ridden Lebanon
The health system and health services are badly affected by the political crisis in Lebanon. One of NORWAC’s projects supports dialysis treatment for Syrian Refugees. Chronically ill patients are extra vulnerable in today’s situation.