Since 2019, a catastrophic economic crisis has left Lebanon mired in poverty and social unrest. The authorities’ failure to address the crisis has left millions of people unable to access their rights, including food, water, education and health. The impact of the economic crisis on the right to health, and particularly the availability and affordability of medicines, has been acute.
Amnesty International researchers conducted research on the accessibility of medication in Lebanon between 19 July and 12 August 2022. They visited three PHCCs in Baalbeck and Beirut and interviewed 23 people, including patients, directors of relevant departments in the Ministry of Public Health, local governmental authorities, officials at PHCCs, pharmacists, local NGOs and representatives of pharmaceutical companies.
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