On 4th August 2020, a massive explosion devastated the Beirut harbor area and severely damaged its health system. Further straining medical facilities that were already wrestling with rising cases of Covid-19.
According to the World Health Organization, three of Beirut’s hospitals were largely out of service. Following an assessment of 55 health-care centers in Beirut by the WHO “just over 50 % are nonfunctional – with a deficit of up to 600 beds.
The blast damaged at least four of the city’s major hospitals. Amongst them the Lebanese
Hospital Geitaoui – University Medical Center.
Rotary Club Beirut Cedars in collaboration with its partners decided to work on a Global Grant to replace damaged medical equipment.