Focus on Lebanon | Healthcare Access

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25 Feb 2011

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HEALTHCARE ACCESS

The SWMENA survey investigated the extent to which women in Lebanon had access to formal healthcare. The survey also examined issues of affordability, quality of care, utilization, and proximity to medical services. This topic brief presents the principal findings with respect to healthcare and women’s access to it.

Formal Healthcare and Traditional Medicine

Lebanese women were asked whether they had access to a formal healthcare provider and whether they ever used traditional medicine. Of interest is whether women and their families have options so that they can seek formal healthcare providers and specialists to deliver preventive, routine and emergency healthcare to maintain overall health and well-being.