Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center

In 1966 the hospital began as a 20-bed maternity facility. During the 1970s, the Hospital grew to a 100 patient bed multidisciplinary hospital, with more operating theaters as well as Laboratory Medicine and Radiology departments.

The hospital continued to provide high quality medical care throughout the 1980s during the Lebanese Civil War. During the late 1990s, the hospital acquired more advanced medical technologies, expanded and diversified its medical departments to include a Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Department. The hospital is extremely proud to have performed the first cardiac transplant operation in the Arab Middle East in 1999.

The hospital is currently a 325-bed facility that treats more than 24,000 patients/year and performs more than 10,000 surgeries/year. The hospital has one of the biggest Nephrology and Dialysis departments and performs the highest numbers of renal transplants in the country. HHUMC also has one of the largest Intensive Care Units in Lebanon.

Makassed General Hospital

Makassed General Hospital was established in 1930 to provide the Lebanese community with quality health care services. It started as a modest two-storey building with 13 doctors and 10 nurses.

During World War II, the hospital served as one of the Lebanese Ministry of Defense medical centers.

In 1941, Makassed Association recovered the Hospital and resumed its operations in community service. In 1949, the hospital building was expanded to five floors and set on its course to become the general hospital it is today. Between 1975 and 1990, MGH pursued its mission in meeting the increasing needs of the community and developed also into a major teaching hospital. The difficult years of the war in Lebanon did not restrain the Hospital from serving the community. On the contrary, the load increased markedly and the Hospital responded at the highest possible standards.

Today, MGH is a 200 patient-bed, full service teaching hospital located in a heavily populated area of Beirut. It is among the top medical facilities in Lebanon and is supported by more than 200 attending and resident physicians and 640 administrative staff. It serves nearly 100,000 inpatients and in excess of 50,000 outpatient visits per year.

The hospital main facility today consists of a six- storey main building with adjacent complementary facilities and outpatient clinics. In addition, six primary health care centers with clinical and primary care services are distributed in the various areas of the city.

Sahel General Hospital

Founded by Dr. Fakhry ALAME in 1983 and is considered as one of the biggest health care foundation in the southern suburb. The hospital is affiliated with the Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences since 1985 and Beirut Arab University, Faculties of Medicine (2002) and Health Sciences (2015). The hospital aims:

  • To serve as an acute care hospital for its service area and as a regional referral center for general and specialized medical care services for all targeted areas of South Lebanon, the mountains, Bekaa, and the greater Beirut area
  • To continue being a full time teaching hospital affiliated to the Lebanese University School of Medicine & Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University, & others
  • To encourage and stimulate a high level of medical competence
  • To provide sub-specialty in Open heart , Urology, Radiology, Diagnostic, and Nuclear Medicine …
  • To participate in educating its community
  • To participate in planning and coordinating of future health care service
  • To offer care in the most efficient, effective, less risk and cost conscious manner possible

Dalla’a General Hospital

Established in 1979 as an Obstetrics and Gynecology specialized hospital serving the city of Sidon and Southern Lebanon. In 1982, it became a general hospital where Medical, Surgical, Pediatric and Emergency services were added. Specialized service units were established including:

  • In Vitro Fertilization Center in 1988
  • Diagnostic Imaging in 2003 ( Open MRI, 4D Ultrasound)
  • Intensive, Cardiac and Neonatal Intensive Care Units in 2004
  • Emergency in 2004
  • Cardiac Catheterization Center in 2005
  • Diagnostic Imaging in 2008 (HiSpeed Dual CT Scanner, Bone Densitometry)
  • Laser Lithotripsy for uretero-renoscopy in 2013 “1st in south Lebanon”

Raee Hospital

Established in 1984 and have been providing acute medical and surgical services for Patients since.

Raee hospital consists of a 110 patient beds distributed among different clinical units each providing a wide range of services.

Dr. Mohammed Khaled Social Foundation

Established in 1958, the foundation grew to take care of five hundred underprivileged kids’ aged 3 to 18; some of these kids are either orphans or suffering from critical social status. The foundation’s religious and humanitarian duty is to help and support through different aspects of their life, i.e: social, health, Educational, development and proper care. In addition to a constantly developing team of staff members trained for the most contemporary ways of childcare through open discussions and active participation.

Dar Al Ajaza

Dar Al Ajaza Al Islamia was established in September 1952.

Dar Al Ajaza Al Islamia Hospital is specialized in the following key areas:

  • Mental and psychiatric hospital.
  • A retirement home for the elderly patients.
  • For patients with coma and critical cases.
  • Training Hospital for colleges and universities’ students.
  • Educational Hospital for doctors who are doing their specialty in the mental and psychological medicine.

Although the hospital has limited possibilities, it offers many services to the community and people. The hospital contains around 600 beds occupied, and there is a waiting list to check in. The hospital provides services to about 600 resident patients, and it is looking forward to expand their premises to Dahr Al Maghara, which will raise the number to 2,000 beds.

The organization is a non-profit organization and its purpose is to serve the community and to develop the society. They are achieving this purpose through various ways, including the following:

  • shelter and care and treatment of the elderly and people with disabilities of all ages and religions.
  • Care and treatment of patients with mental illness and neurological and psychological paralysis of different ages and religions.
  • Create institutions from hospitals and social welfare institutions for the elderly in Beirut and other areas where appropriate, and each of these institutions have their own internal system.


Mousawat has been operating in Lebanon since 1983, first as a subsidiary of Norwegian People’s Aid and most recently in 2008 as an independent organization.

Mousawat aims to work with persons with disabilities to provide key technical assistance that is unavailable elsewhere in the Palestinian community. Mousawat also works to advocate for the ratification and implementation of the CRPD (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) in Lebanon. The organization follows the‘social model of disability’ methodology and work systemically to identify and address barriers, negative attitudes and exclusion factors that contribute to people with disabilities.

Mousawat runs 6 centers that offer different types of rehabilitation and inclusion approaches of People with disabilities, especially children.

After the Syrian Crisis, Mousawat with the support of several international NGOs has launched a special emergency project to respond to the urgent needs of the people with disabilities among the Syrian and Palestinian refugees from Syria.

Mousawat started a rehabilitation center in Ersal area, and a mobile rehabilitation unit to work in the remote areas to"dignify" the refuge conditions of those people with disabilities.

Besides that, Mousawat in coordination with partners inside Syria, in Damascus and Aleppo has launched a network to start programs inside Syria.

Also, Mousawat helped a group of People with disability to a rehabilitation center inside Aleppo, called Mousawat/Aleppo,and have been active in sending assistive and mobility devices to Damascus area in an intermittent manner according to the availability of funds.

Mousawat intends to invest its long experience in rehabilitating people wounded because of war injuries.

The main challenge that Mousawat meets during its work is the big demand to services rather than guidance and consultation, as people need to cover their basic needs first, Mousawat resources are not yet enough to meet these demands.

AlZahraa University Hospital

AlZahraa University Hospital is a non-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality health care to all people. This care and service will be delivered in a caring and compassionate manner, focusing on meeting the needs of the community.

At AlZahraa University Hospital, they recognize the value of every person and are guided by their commitment to excellence and leadership. They demonstrate this by:

  • Providing examplary physical, emotional, and spiritual care for each of their patients and their families.
  • Balancing the continued commitment to the care of the poor and those most in need with the provision of highly specialized services to a broader community.
  • Advancing excellence in health services education.

Teaching. Healing. Discovering. The commitment of their staff, physicians, students and friends to their mission permits them to maintain a quality of presence and tradition of caring, which are the hallmarks of AlZahraa University Hospital.

Najjar Hospital

Najjar Hospital was established in October 1981. In December 2004, the final stage of expansion and renovation had finished , in order to meet the healthcare needs and services required by the patients and community.Najjar Hospital is a private hospital. It consists of 61 beds for inpatients care and elaborate patient for all medical, surgical, paediatrics , obstetrics and gynaecology services.