Lebanon’s Healthcare on Brink of Collapse Amid Crisis

Firass Abiad, director general of the Rafik Hariri University Hospital, attends an interview with Reuters in Beirut, Lebanon May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanon’s healthcare system is crumbling amid an economic crisis that has led to an exodus of thousands of doctors and nurses, forced private hospitals to close some departments and put further strains on the already stretched state sector.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Timour Azhari, Laila Bassam and Maya Saad; Editing by Edmund Blair