IMC: Secondary Health Care
As there are no field hospitals operating in Lebanon, unlike other host countries, the burden of meeting refugees’ secondary health care needs falls on the existing public and private hospital system. Providing health care in this way greatly strains the resources of the hospitals treating this population, and hospitalizations can be extremely costly.
Since January, through contracts with 17 hospitals, International Medical Corps has supported treatment for 11,695 inpatients and 1,752 outpatients. 90 percent of these patients are women, children and elderly.