For the occasion of the World Health Day, the Human Rights Center at Beirut Arab University HRC-BAU with the support of the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO LNCU released a campaign during for April-May 2021.The campaign aimed to highlight youth role and their engagement in bringing attention to the importance of global health issues and how they are engaged in the efforts to minify the Pandemic impact especially on social and health levels. It also intended to give a tribute to the young medical and healthcare staff/students as well as to raise awareness on the COVID-19 pandemic from a social and educational perspective.
The campaign encompassed several activities such as an awareness video, which included messages from medical students who were and still in the front lines during the pandemic and the vaccination phase. It also held a Webinar entitled “Youth and social cohesion during the Pandemic”. The campaign also included a Digital Wall of Heroes and Heroines that was shared on the university’s website and social medial platform as well as university screens on campus where it presented photos of BAU’s young medical front-liners with their messages to the community.