Health and Wellbeing Services

Affordable Food for All


The clinic was established in January 2013, and it is located in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department – Faculty of Health Sciences. It is equipped with a validated “body composition analyzer”, a gold standard “indirect calorimeter” for energy expenditure measurement and other equipment to perform anthropometric assessment.


To offer an essential platform for students in Nutrition and Dietetics to promote and enhance their professional skills in medical nutrition therapy in outpatient settings.In addition, it aims to provide an important environment for ongoing clinical research within the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. Moreover, to create a unit that supports the promotion of healthy lifestyles in the community for the prevention of nutrition-related diseases.


The mission of the clinic is to establish a distinguished unit that provides high-quality nutritional care for patients while adhering to recent evidence based guidelines within a community setting. Moreover, to be a valid training-site for students studying at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics by providing the opportunity for hands on practical experience in nutritional management of different diseases under the supervision of a clinical expert.


Lifestyle Modification Program Based On Cognitive Behavior Therapy For Obesity

Metabolic and Nutritional Assessment Service

Lifestyle guidelines for common chronic disease (Diabetes, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia…)


Lifestyle Modification in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Dietary and Physical Activity Recommendations Based on Evidence.

Chehade L, Jaafar ZA, El Masri D, Zmerly H, Kreidieh D, Tannir H, Itani L, El Ghoch M.Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2019 Jan 21. doi: 10.2174/1573397115666190121135940.

Reduced Lean Body Mass and Cardiometabolic Diseases in Adult Males with Overweight and Obesity: A Pilot Study.

Khazem S, Itani L, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, Tannir H, Citarella R, El Ghoch M. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Dec 5;15(12). pii: E2754. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15122754.

Clinical Management of Medial Patellar Plica Syndrome: Expert Point of View from Diagnosis to Treatment.

Lecture entitled Sustainable Healthy Dietary Patterns as part of SDGs Courses [2]

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Beirut Arab University presented by Dr. Leila Itani, Assistant Professor at the Nutrition & Dietetics Department delivered a lecture on the 8th of April 2022 entitled "Sustainable Healthy Dietary Patterns". This participation was part of 8 modules offered through the educational activities of the series of SDGs Courses organized by the university of Pavia /Italy for Spring 2021-2022 (

The course aimed to provide knowledge on nutrition, lifestyle, and wellbeing, emphasizing a sustainable diet. In this respect, Dr. Itani presented in her talk the role of the food system and unhealthy dietary patterns in disrupting the resilience of the earth’s biophysical limits and transgressing their safe operating space contributing to climate change and loss of ecological resources.

Through the lecture, the definition and composition of the recently proposed healthy sustainable diet and evidence on its role in maintaining food system activities within the safe operating space of biophysical planetary boundaries was presented.

This diet is said to contribute to two global agendas for the food system namely the twelfth SDG by ensuring “responsible consumption” and “Paris agreement” to reduce climate change while ensuring a lower diet cost. Ultimately projection on the planetary healthy diet are shown to conserve people’s health and averting death and sustaining ecological resources, eventually ensuring achievement of the three dimensions of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental dimensions.

Incidents of Food Poisoning in Lebanon and the role of MOPH in handling this Issue at BAU [3]

As a part of the Food Safety and Hygiene course (NUTR413), Mrs. Joyce Haddad, the director of food safety in the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon (MOPH) and the head of the scientific committee on Food Safety, was invited to deliver a talk about the “Incidents of Food Poisoning in Lebanon and the role of MOPH in handling this Issue”.

The visit was held on October 19, 2021 in the Lab of the Nutrition and Dietetics department at BAU. Students were able to learn the strategic plans followed by the MOPH in terms of Food safety. Topics included:

  • The 8 steps for the investigation of food poisoning
  • Types of food poisoning
  • Procedure followed by the inspectors in food premises.
  • How MOPH reports food poisoning cases.
  • How MOPH collects data.

The Faculty of Health Sciences participation in the 28th European Congress on Obesity (ECO) [4]

The Faculty Member Professor Marwan El Ghoch, the Professor in Clinical Nutrition and the Head of Nutrition & Dietetics Department at the Faculty of Health Sciences delivered a symposium at the 28th European Congress on Obesity that was held in May 2021 entitled:” Understanding Sarcopenic Obesity: The Ignored Phenotype?” with my colleagues Dr. Giovanna Muscogiuri and Dr. Andrea P Rossi.

Shortage of Infant Milk in Lebanon... Alternatives and Solutions [5]

As the financial crisis in Lebanon is intensified and the unprecedented collapse of the value of the Lebanese currency with the lack of foreign currencies, the Lebanese market is witnessing scarcity in Infant milk which are imported from abroad and its price should be paid in US Dollars. Reports mentioned that pharmacies witness interruption of milk No. 3 supplies, which infants between ages of one to three years’ drink. The food security of infants at this age group is threatened forcing parents to constantly search for milk hoping they can get a box of milk to feed their infants. In light of this painful reality and with a sense of social responsibility, it was necessary to think about practical solutions and find alternatives to Infant milk in a way that preserves people's dignity and guarantees their natural right to obtain food without begging at the doors of pharmacies and supermarkets, which in turn have no fault in the crisis. The propaganda that media spreads about companies producing various types of powdered milk has assured us for many years that it is "essential for the full development of infants", that it is "fortified with iron", "contains essential vitamins and minerals" and "maintains the child's mental health." This propaganda formed a false public opinion that was instilled by most of parents not to dispense these dried products even as their children grow old. Here, we do not claim that these products are harmful or threatens the safety and health of children, but rather a commodity that can be replaced by a natural product abundantly available at reasonable prices for all society levels.

For centuries, humanity has relied on natural or fresh milk to raise infants and as a healthy food for adults as well. In the past few decades, many rumors spread that natural milk may cause fever or allergy, or lead to a deficiency in some important elements that are necessary for growth, such as iron or a decrease in the level of some vitamins and so on. At the same time, some countries established big companies for producing and exporting these products. While the truth that people should know is that these products are nothing but food commodities produced and exported for business purposes even that many countries that produce and export milk powder depend on fresh or natural milk as food for children and they do not adhere to any specific type or brand.

Health researchers agree that infants from age one year and over can drink fresh milk with all its components. At this age, natural milk for a child has great nutritional value as it contains high-quality proteins, calcium, fats and micronutrients that are necessary for growth. According to the National Library of Medicine in the United States, the fat in natural milk is necessary for the growth of the child's brain. It also recommends giving children milk with all its components starting the age of one or two years. Moreover, the components of natural milk have growth-promoting effects independently of specific compounds.

As for the argument that says that natural milk may cause some undesirable symptoms for infants such as allergies, diarrhea or weight gain, this may happen sometimes besides it also happens with powdered milk formulas. Scientific studies indicate that allergy to cow's milk proteins is usually transient, and that the link between cow's milk with autism spectrum disorders is not scientifically proven, in addition to that its relationship to type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent) has not been proven.

Here, we must present some advice to replace powdered milk for the infant in a safe and healthy way. First, you must gradually give natural milk to the child so that he gets used to its taste and digestion especially if he is accustomed to the dried formula. Second, if the milk will be prepared at home, it must boil for 20 minutes to ensure it is sterilized and safe. It is also possible to reduce the percentage of fat (especially for beginners) by skimming the fat layer that appears on the surface of the milk after boiling. Among the important advice is that should be accompanied by a varied and balanced diet to replace the vitamins and minerals by meat, chicken and vegetables that are allowed to be given to the infant at this age. We should not forget milk products and its derivatives (such as yogurt, salted yogurt, and cheese) as an alternative in case the infant did not accept natural milk. We also recommend that parents expose the infant to the sun on a daily basis (even for a short period of time) to ensure proper growth and an adequate level of vitamin D. If any of these are not possible, then there is nothing wrong if the infant is given medicinal supplements of vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin D and iron) to compensate for any possible deficiency and ensure healthy growth. Health advice - by the pediatrician or pharmacist - remains essential to safely and properly monitor the growth and health of your children.

In conclusion, it is worth mentioning that breastfeeding is the absolute priority for children’s health, especially for those under the age of one, because of the health benefits the infant receives, and economic benefits for parents and society. According to the World Health Organization, breast milk is the ideal food for an infant. It is safe, clean, and contains antibodies that help protect against many common childhood illnesses. It also provides all the energy and nutrients that an infant need in his first months. Studies also confirm that breastfed babies do better in IQ tests, are less likely to be overweight or obese, and less likely to develop diabetes and chest and intestinal infections later in life. If that was impossible, there are many aids that assist the mother to stimulate breastfeeding or use of modified breast milk for children of this age, either through ready-made products or prepare it at home.

Article Written by: Dr. Mohammad Ali Hijazi (Faculty of Pharmacy at Beirut Arab University)

Workshop on Dietary pattern analysis BAU/NIN-Cairo [6]

Dietary patterns analysis

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics - Faculty of Health sciences

Beirut Arab University - Beirut-Lebanon

Presented at the National institute of Nutrition (NIN)

Cairo-Egypt March 3-4 2021

Dr. Leila Itani Assistant professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences/ Nutrition and dietetics department delivered a two days’ workshop on Dietary patterns analysis for the National institute of Nutrition in Cairo. The workshop took place over Zoom meeting platform on the 3rd and 4th of March 2021. The workshop aimed at capacity building for junior researchers in the statistics unit of the NIN lead by Dr. Inas Fawzy the areas of dietary data management, analysis and deriving dietary patterns.

Dr. Itani delivered the workshop in response to an invitation from the NIN represented by its Director Dr. Gihan Fouad Ahmad and professor Sahar Zaghloul at the Department of Nutrition requirement and growth. The workshop was attended by a group of physicians, dietitians and statisticians.

Together We Can Fight Obesity is an awareness Campaign launched by BAU [7]

For the occasion of the “World Obesity Day” assigned by the World Obesity Federation on the 4th of March, the Faculty of Medicine at Beirut Arab University coped the importance of this day and shed the light on this medical issue raised through a Television Interview with the Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Faculty Dr. Hala Ahmadieh MD, MHPE - Endocrinology Consultant as this day is considered to be of extreme importance in order to increase awareness on the seriousness of this disease and the complications commonly associated with it.

Below is the link of the full interview:

What is Obesity?

Obesity, is defined by the by the National Institutes of Health as having a Body mass index (BMI) of 30 and above. BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by a person’s height in meters squared. A person is considered to be overweight when the BMI increases to more than 23 kg/m2.

Is obesity considered a disease?

Obesity is considered a disease since it was found to be linked to increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus, increased lipids, high blood pressure, joint problems, and gallstones. It also increases the risks of certain cancers such as breast cancers, colon cancers and other types of cancers. Obesity can also cause sleep and breathing problems.

What causes obesity?

Obesity is known to be multifactorial, with both genetic and behavioral factors playing a role. Primary causes of obesity are linked to genetic abnormalities that can cause excessive appetite and overeating, which can lead to obesity. As for the environmental factors, it is quite true that the rising epidemic of obesity is primarily attributed to sedentary lifestyle adopted and the poor dietary habits. In fact, childhood obesity increased and this is worrisome. Also, people suffering from a lack of sleep and stress may crave for more food, especially carbohydrate-rich foods. Secondary causes of obesity are common too. These include medications-induced obesity and endocrine related causes, such as deficiency in thyroid hormone production due to decreased thyroid gland function and increased endogenous steroids production along with others.

Does obesity have any psychological impacts?

Sure! Besides the physical comorbidities caused by obesity, it has been also associated with a psychological burden as well. Many individuals who are obese often struggle with depression, anxiety disorders, low mood and low self-esteem, and often complain of a poor quality of life.

What are some effective ABC tips to manage obesity?

A: Avoid sugary drinks and drink water instead.

B: Breastfeeding should be encouraged as it helps to avoid obesity in children.

C: Consult your doctor if you are concerned about your weight.

D: Drink more water instead of sugary drinks.

E: Exercise regularly at least 30 minutes a day five times a week.

F: Fruits and vegetables should be an essential part of a healthy well-balanced diet.

G: Get conscious of your eating habits and eat fewer calories to lose weight

H: Healthy snack between meals can avoid overeating during your next meal.

Hala Ahmadieh MD, MHPE

Endocrinology Consultant

Assistant Professor of Medicine

EASO Certificate in Obesity Management for the Faculty of Health Sciences Academic Member [8]

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Beirut Arab University proudly announces that the Faculty Member Professor Marwan El Ghoch, the Professor in Clinical Nutrition and the

Head of Nutrition & Dietetics Department at the Faculty had been acknowledged the title of “EASO European Clinical Fellow” acquired from the EASO Obesity Management Task Force as an expert in obesity management.

BAU Scientific Webinar on “Diabetes Updates; Tribute to Nurses” [9]

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Beirut Arab University-Tripoli branch organized a scientific webinar entitled “Diabetes Updates; Tribute to Nurses” on November 27, 2020 in collaboration with Dialeb-The National Diabetes Organization.

Eight international and local speakers presented in the conference that was attended by around 300 participants from over 20 countries around the world, and from the Lebanese ministry of public health, hospitals, schools, Universities and other organizations from North to South of Lebanon.

The webinar was organized on the occasion of the World Diabetes Day, whose theme this year is “The Role of Nurses in Diabetes Care”, knowing that the World Health Organization has designated 2020 as “The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife”.

The opening ceremony included a speech for Dr. Jackie Maalouf, president and founder of Dialeb, and Dr. Nisrine Bissar, Director of the Faculty of Health Sciences at BAU who greeted all participants, delivering a message of appreciation and gratitude to all nurses around the globe for their courage and sacrifices, especially during the COVID 19 pandemic. In addition to thanking the Order of Nurses in Lebanon for their collaboration, granting 2 CNE contact hours to nurses attending the webinar and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) for supporting the event.

Prof. Andrew Bolton, IDF president and event keynote speaker, delivered a speech covering worldwide statistics on the prevalence and complications of Diabetes and its relation to COVID 19. On the other hand, the president of IDF-MENA, Dr. Mhammad Sandid presented the prevalence and challenges of Diabetes in MENA region, and what can be done to overcome these challenges.

The first panel of the webinar entitled “Diabetes Updates and Challenges” was moderated by Dr. Judith skaff, and included the latest updates on treatment regimens and technology related to type 2 diabetes by Dr. Nancy Nakhoul, in addition to the history of insulin discovery and challenges associated with each phase by Dr. Marwan Zoghbi. On the other hand, Dr. Cosette Fakih presented the guidelines of Nutrition therapy for adults with Diabetes.

The second panel was dedicated for the role of nurses in diabetes management. It was moderated by Dr. Hala Ahmadieh, and included a talk for Dr. Myrna Doumit, president of the order of nurses in Lebanon, who presented on the art and science of nursing in diabetes care. The second presenter, Dr. Ahmad Tasseh discussed the role of diabetes nursing education in managing and improving care for diabetes patients, while Dr. Najwa El Gerges, presented on the nursing role in community-based control of diabetes, mainly in the primary care setting.

The conference was concluded by a speech from Dr. Bissar and Dr. Maalouf who thanked the speakers and attendees, hoping to meet again in future scientific activities.

International Webinar about Nutrition organized by the European Association for the Study of Obesity [10]

Professor Marwan El Ghoch, from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics – Beirut Arab University (Lebanon), delivered a talk as invited speaker in the International Webinar organized by the Unit of Endocrinology – School of Medicine – University of Naples Federico II, Italy, and hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) on Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet (VLCKD), Obesity and COVID-19, with the participation of speakers from Italy, Netherlands and United Kingdom, and attendees from several countries.

Physical Care Services

Teams [1]

BAU Sports Academy

Owing to the value of sports on health, BAU has dedicated several sports clubs. These include basketball, volleyball, handball, archery, chess, Muay Thai, ping-pong, swimming, and Zumba. Find more information about each of these unique clubs.


Our basketball teams have won hundreds of championships over the years. BAU’s basketball team is definitely a team you want to join.


Our football team is highly competitive. With the best players on our side, the football team has won many championships over the years. We organize and participate in friendly matches and competitions. These include the annual staff vs. students’ competition and competitions with other faculties and universities.



When you join the volleyball team, you’ll get two privileges. The obvious is that you will get to be a part of this active club. But what you don’t know is that you’ll also have the chance to be trained by the best university coaches in Lebanon. You’ll join and participate in friendly matches and championships in Lebanon and the Arab world.

Handball Men

The men’s handball club is one of the most thrilling and challenging clubs to be on. You’ll experience the joy of winning many national and international competitions. The club is trained by one of the most talented coaches in Lebanon. You’ll also be able to play this great sport which roots back to Roman and French origins.

Archery Club

This club has attracted a large group of students over the years. If you wish to sharpen your skills and focus, join this club. You’ll be trained by professionals in the field and get to perfect your archery techniques. We also participate in a lot of competitions and tournaments.




If you are into more strategy games, then the chess club is what you are looking for. You’ll compete with other chess players at BAU and outside. You’ll also be able to learn new strategies and techniques. Playing chess can actually spark your creativity and teach you how to think fast and solve problems.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a famous form of martial arts. This sport originally emerged in Thailand and expanded to the rest of the world. It is not similar to conventional western boxing and kickboxing. What is unique and interesting about it is that it encourages its players to use four sets of limbs. If you wish to work on your agility and nimbleness, then Muay Thai is the right sport for you.

Ping Pong

If you are more into a fast-paced kind of sport, then the ping-pong club is the right choice. Requiring a lot of movement and agility, this kind of sport is the best for burning calories and staying fit. If you also wish to improve your eye-hand coordination and stimulate your concentration and mental awareness, then you should definitely join this club.


When you join the swimming team, you’ll be able to compete in swimming competitions. Our swimmers have obtained many awards throughout the years in sport tournaments. This endurance-building sport is good for a healthy heart and strong muscles.


Zumba is a dance that combines rhythmic movements with aerobic exercises. BAU provides Zumba classes with professional coaches. The idea is to encourage students to lead a healthy life, to participate in fun classes, and to overcome stress and anxiety. Students can join these classes anytime.

BAU Gym [2]

An on-campus gym can be found in each of Beirut, Debbieh, and Tripoli Campuses. Gyms are free to use for students and generally require a cheap symbolic fee for alumni and the general public.

Beirut Campus Gym

In Beirut Campus, the gym is located in the main building. The regular opening hours are from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM from Monday to Friday. Additionally, in the fall and spring semesters, the gym opens its doors from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturdays.

  • Equipment

Beirut Campus gym comprises 15 cardio machines, including 6 treadmills, 4 elliptical machines, 4 bicycles, and 1 rowing machine. It also comprises 20 strength-training machines that target various muscle groups. The gym has a stretching area and a bench for dumbbells with weights that range between 2 kgs and 50 kgs. It also includes several barbells and benches (1 incline bench and 2 flat benches).

  • Lockers & Shower Rooms

The gym in Beirut campus has 45 lockers in the male changing rooms and 40 lockers in the female changing rooms. There are 4 showers situated in the males’ bathroom and 4 situated in the females’ bathroom.

  • Services & Facilities

The gym in Beirut is equipped with a TV on a stand facing each cardio machine. There are also 4 additional TVs at the gym. A vending machine can also be found. The gym additionally allows students to purchase BAU t-shirts, sports outfits, mugs, hats, athletic belts, and sports gloves.

Debbieh Campus Gym

The gym in Debbieh Campus is located near the green field. It faces the Faculty of Science main laboratories building. The gym operates from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday and from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Friday.

  • Equipment

Debbieh Campus gym comprises a set of 5 cardio machines, including 4 treadmills and 1 elliptical machine. The gym also has 56 bicycles. Students can borrow a bicycle for free. Bicycles are available for borrowing from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM each day. The gym has a set of 36 strength-training machines targeting various muscle groups. It also contains various dumbbells, plates, and benches for practice.

  • Lockers & Shower Rooms

The gym in Debbieh campus has 27 lockers located in the training area. Additionally, there are 20 lockers in each of the males’ shower room and females’ shower rooms.

  • Services & Facilities

In addition to the borrow-a-bike service mentioned above, students can enjoy several other sports at the gym. Debbieh gym contains 5 ping-pong tables and 3 billiard tables in the second floor.

Tripoli Campus Gym

In Tripoli Campus, the gym is located in Block D - GF. The regular opening hours are from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM from Monday to Friday during Fall and Spring semester and from 9:00 AM to 5 PM during summer.

  • Equipment

Tripoli Campus gym comprises 7 cardio machines, including 3 treadmills, 2 elliptical machines, 2 bicycles. It also comprises 15 strength-training machines that target various muscle groups. The gym has a stretching area and 2 benches for dumbbells with weights that range between 2 kgs and 35 kgs. It also includes several barbells and benches.

  • Lockers & Shower Rooms

The gym in Tripoli campus has 42 lockers located inside the Gym. There are 2 showers situated in the males’ bathroom and 2 situated in the females’ bathroom.

  • Services & Facilities

The gym in Tripoli is equipped with a 2 TV’s on the wall. The gym additionally allows students to purchase BAU towels.



There are a lot of nature lovers who walk among us in the BAU campus. Those nature lovers can now enjoy camping in nature, rafting in rivers, hiking in forests and rappelling on mountains with the BAU scouts.

The BAU scouts are all about mother nature and the wildlife. The BAU scouts team has held these activities:

  • Organizing training camps yearly to Bzbeddine, Dar Alhnan, Dir Mashmoushy, Dbieh and Ain Zhalta.
  • Organizing nature camps on Tyre beach, Al-Assi River, Dbieh and other places.
  • Camps in Jordan, Egypt and Syria.
  • Organizing rafting twice a year and engaging in the Championship of Rafting for the Lebanese Universities.
  • Hiking in Almtein, Ameqa, Jana Kartaba

BAU Students’ Activities [4]

 Being a student at BAU means that you design your own student life. BAU’s multitude of events and activities guarantees that no matter how diverse your interests are; you will get to experience university life to the fullest. We have a broad range of activities and events planned out throughout the year especially for you. Even if you blink, you might miss out.

About us[5]

The Student Activities Department plans and organizes sports, social and artistic activities for students. We enhance the college experience by providing events that are both inspiring and enriching. Through a variety of clubs, teams, and competitive groups, we strive to bring a sense of community to all BAU students.


To enrich campus life by providing services, facilities and opportunities for community development in Lebanon and abroad, multicultural experiences, personal growth and the acquisition of skills vital to the development of engaged citizens and future leaders to contribute in a global society.


To support students’ needs by helping them work with one another, to build interpersonal relationships and gain experience with collaborative event planning. In turn, as students develop their skills, they grow as individuals to become leaders in their own field.

To provide numerous benefits by giving the students the chance to participate in our activities such as feeling more satisfied with their college experience, develop valuable leadership, interpersonal skills and be more marketable when job searching.

BAU Sports Academy [6]

About the Sports Academy

The BAU Sports Academy nurtures basketball, football, volleyball, muay thai, table tennis and chess players ages 5-17 under the expert guidance of head coach Omar Bakri and other coaches. Players are prepared to excel at their sport while becoming leaders, team players, and active community members.

In addition to skills training, fitness, and injury prevention, our academy serves as a community service to local youth by providing reasonably priced sports training sessions and classes.


Skills Training:

Coaches devote tailored, step-by-step plans to improve each player's weaknesses.

Game Experience:

Players participate in matches with other clubs/academies.

Fitness Plans:

Players follow specialized fitness regimens to build athleticism.

Diet Plans:

Players receive nutrition guidance for performance and goals.


Players attend physiotherapy to prevent and address injuries.

Our holistic approach allows players to thrive on and off the field. We build skills, fitness, nutrition knowledge, and character.

BAU Sports Academy [7]

Winter Schedule starting September 1st.

BAU Sports Academy Summer Schedule 2023 [8]

Back to our Winter Schedule! [9]

Check out new dates and times!

Theatre Classes For All Ages! [10]

The Latest Addition to The Academy!

Our New Summer Schedule! [11]

Ramadan Schedule [12]

Sports-day event [13]

A Sports-day event took place in the main campus of Beirut Arab University from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

The event was organized by the committee of Students Activities –Faculty of Medicine to support all kinds of activities and sports.

During the event, soccer teams from all levels played against each other, and by the end of the day, the team representing third year medicine students won the competition.

Many doctors from the faculty staff attended to cheer the students and in the end Prof. Sayyed Soliman and Dr. Bilal Azakir distributed awards to the members of the winning team and gave them a trophy.

Winter schedule starting September 1st. [14]

Sexual Reproductive Care Services


Open for Public at complimentary consultation fees


Beirut Arab University Healthcare Center (BAUHC) is the right place where a team of competent and empathetic physicians, nurses, and health care providers treat you with respect and compassion and deliver high quality ambulatory care for you.

BAUHC, located in Hariri building ground floor in Beirut Arab University (BAU) Beirut campus, was launched on Thursday September 6th, 2018.


Beirut Arab University Healthcare Center intends to be a distinguished university healthcare center in the fields of health care, education, and research


Beirut Arab University Healthcare Center is committed to improving the health of the community by providing quality and affordable healthcare services and wellness programs that meet people needs in a distinctive environment for education and research.

Our Physicians Schedule





Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Samer Serhal


09:30 - 11:30


Dr. Salam Itani


01:00 - 04:00

Family Medicine

Dr. Razane Hamze


12:00 - 03:00

Family Medicine

Dr. Jean Claude Honein


09:00 - 12:00

Plastic Surgery

Dr. Sawsan Abiad


12:00 - 02:00

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Khaldoun Sinno


10:00 - 12:00

Family Medicine

Dr. Zeinab Darwich


09:00 - 03:00


Dr. Mohamad Houri


09:00 - 02:00


Dr. Amal Naous


12:00 - 02:00


Dr. Nadia Koleilat


08:00 - 10:00


Dr. Wael Atrouni


12:00 - 02:00

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Khouloud Demachkie


09:00 - 11:00


Dr. Bilal Itani


12:00 - 02:00


Dr. Ghassan Kantar


10:30 - 12:30

Family Medicine

Dr. Jad Dergham


12:00 - 03:00

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Ezz El Arab


01:00 - 03:00

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Bassel El Baba


01:00 - 03:00


Dr. Samer Barbar


10:00 - 12:00

Family Medicine

Dr. Jean Claude Honein


09:00 - 12:00


Dr. Nada Hashwe


09:46 - 11:45

Family Medicine

Dr. Razan Hamze


12:00 - 03:00

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Charlotte Hajjar


09:00 - 11:00


Dr. Mohammad Houri


08:00 - 02:00


Dr. Hayat Manasfi


10:00 - 12:00

Family Medicine

Dr. Stephanie El Naccour


12:00 - 03:00

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Talal Halabi


01:00 - 03:00


Dr. Samer Makarem


12:00 - 02:00

Family Medicine

Dr. Jad Dergham


09:00 - 12:00


Dr. Mohammad Kalache


08:00 - 10:00

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Salah Malas


10:00 - 12:00

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Ezz El Arab


01:00 - 03:00

Family Medicine

Dr. Razane Hamza


12:00 - 03:00


Dr. Bilal Itani


12:00 - 02:00


Dr. Rola Hussein


09:00 - 11:00

Family Medicine

Dr. Jean Claude Honein


09:00 - 12:00

Ear, Nose and Throat

Dr. Anis Mrad


09:00 - 11:00


Dr. Mohammad Agha


08:00 - 03:00


Our Core Values are SAFE CARE

Service Excellence:

we strive to provide our patients, physicians, and co-workers with Quality Service.


we demonstrate Professionalism and Responsibility in us


we exhibit Integrity and Honesty in all we do.

Effectiveness and Efficiency:

we are effective by doing the right things and efficient by doing things right.


we give priority to our patients and respond to their needs in a Safe and Caring environment.


we aim to make our services Accessible to all at Affordable cost.


we treat our patients, physicians, and co-workers Individually with Courtesy and Dignity.


we promote an environment of Creativity, Innovation, Collaboration, and Teamwork to enhance Critical Thinking and Decision Making.


BAUHC offers a broad spectrum of preventive health and counseling services to address the various needs of the community. It aims at developing an environment of comprehensive care that responds to community needs and ensures patient satisfaction.

  • We focus on treating the person as a whole
  • We listen to the community we serve to better understand its concerns
  • We always plan, develop, implement, and evaluate our services


At BAUHC, we look forward to provide the highest standards of care, hereby ensuring the health and wellbeing of the community. The center is an accessible place for you and your family members to receive adequate medical care for acute and chronic illnesses at affordable prices.

  • To make BAUHC a distinguished place to provide both curative and preventive health care services to the community.
  • To be a trusted leader in primary health care according to standards established by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health.
  • To provide an excellent, comprehensive, safe, and accessible primary health care for patients in order to achieve both physical and spiritual health.
  • To enhance clinical research and education to medical, nursing, and other allied health students and trainees.

Services [2]

BAUHC provides compassionate health care services for you and for each member of your family in one place. Available services are:

  • Dentistry: Dental Care is available through Oral Diagnosis Clinic at BAU Faculty of Dentistry in the main building in Beirut campus.
  • Immunization: BAUHC believes that immunization is one of the most cost-effective health investments and proven means for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases. In collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), BAUHC administers free of charge vaccines as per the National Immunization Calendar established by the MoPH.
  • Dietary and Physiotherapy services: Dietary and Physiotherapy services are available through Faculty of Health Sciences located in Hariri building third floor in Beirut campus.
  • Laboratory and Radiology Services: BAUHC Laboratory and Radiology diagnostic centers are under development. For the time being, patients are free to do the requested studies at their preference.
  • Electrocardiography(ECG): Electrocardiography (ECG) is a quick, simple, painless procedure that provides information about the heart electrical activity. Recorded ECGs helps the physician in evaluating the heart condition and develop appropriate intervention.
  • Ultrasound imaging: Ultrasound imaging helps the physician to evaluate, diagnose, and treat medical conditions. Ultrasound imaging is generally considered a safe technique to visualize tissues and organs inside the body and record the movement of internal organs and blood flow through blood vessels. Examples of available ultrasound imaging procedures at BAUHC are ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis organs, breast, thyroid, and heart as well as for the pregnant woman and her fetus.
  • Diagnostic Physiology Procedures: Available diagnostic studies available at BAUHC are stated above under the Diagnostic Physiology Center.
  • Treatments and minor procedures: BAUHC provides treatments such as vitals checks, glucose level, injections, IV hydration, wound dressing, nebulization of medication, pap smear test. Available minor procedures are IUD insertion, ear wash, removal of foreign body from external eye, ENT scope examination, and minor surgery (such as removal of cyst, excision of nail and nail matrix, and incision and drainage of abscess, hematoma, seroma, or fluid collection).
  • Pharmacy Assistance: BAUHC is developing a program to support the community members who cannot afford to buy their medications. The pharmacy room at BAUHC will provide a list of medications that will be delivered free of charge.

Beirut Arab University Opens Health Care Center - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services Under the Patronage of the Minister of Public Health Dr. Firas Al-Abiad [3]

The President of Beirut Arab University, Professor Amr Galal El-Adawi, launched the Health Care Center “Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services” in Beirut campus under the Patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Firas Al-Abiad, represented by Mr. Omar Al-Koush. The ceremony was attended by The President of the University Board of Trustees, Dr. Ammar Houry, Vice-Presidents, Deans of faculties, Secretary-General, Dr. Omar Houri, Presidents of Orders, University Presidents, hospital directors, and a crowd of interested people.

The Health Care Center at Beirut Arab University (BAUHC) provides high-quality and affordable diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitation and preventive services, including diagnostic medical laboratory, diagnostic imaging center, physiological diagnostic center, outpatient physical therapy clinics (PTOC) in affordable prices.

The ceremony started with the Lebanese national anthem and the University anthem, then the ceremony master, Ms. Rima Chehab, said “In these difficult circumstances, and based on the University’s pioneering role in serving the surrounding community, we are convinced of the need to promote these social and human values among our students and motivate them to serve as an example of solidarity for the best of the future of this country, this center opened its doors thanks to the initiative of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.

The President of the University, Professor Amr Galal El-Adawi, said: “The Health Care Center was established a few years ago by opening the medical clinics and was then supplemented with departments related to diagnostic treatment and therapeutic services, such as laboratories and radiology. We also thank Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation for providing us with equipments”.
El-Adawi continued “This center was established specifically to serve the community, especially since Lebanon is witnessing a phase of deterioration in health care. For this reason, we must establish all medical and diagnostic services to serve the people of this country. The University is keen to provide these high quality services to all segments of society in appropriate prices. It is worth mentioning that the center has its own management that is independent of the university where it plays its role far from the educational process”.

Professor El-Adawi concluded by thanking all those who had contributed to the establishing and completing the Centre, in particular the dear friend Minister Dr. Firas Al-Abiad.
Then, His Excellency Dr. Firas Al-Abiad, Minister of Health, represented by Mr. Omar Al Koush said “Emphasizing on the pivotal role and unlimited support of the Ministry of Public Health and its tireless endeavors to mobilize the public health sector in Lebanon through several means such as the establishment of a network of health-care centers and support them with the necessary medical and health assistance. The ministry also recognizes the role of civil society and civil, social, cultural and scientific institutions in assisting and actively participating with the State in addressing health problems.

Al Koush continued: “We thank the President, Professor Amr Galal El-Adawi, for the great efforts made towards not only giving in the scientific and cultural areas, but also because it was extended to giving in the field of health.”

At the end, the attendees toured the Center and its departments, out-patient clinics and laboratories.

International Women's day [4]'s-day

International Women's Day (IWD) is a worldwide campaign celebrated on the 8th of March that has a goal to advocate women's rights and to make people more aware about female health. The Lebanese Medical Students’ International Committee’s (LeMSIC), Standing Committee on Sexual & Reproductive Health Including HIV/AIDS (SCORA), being part of the Medical Faculty in Beirut Arab University, celebrated IWD on March 20 2017. This IWD was celebrated in our university at a later date than the International women’s known day in order to make a point that IWD shouldn't be celebrated on just one specific day but rather it is an event that should be celebrated everyday as women should be respected, and appreciated on every day of the year. We had stands with different information being available about various topics such as social, health, body image perception, and information was stressed on the importance on self-breast examination, & frequent clinical checkup. We were also joined by KAFA NGO, who introduced itself, and talked about its agenda to pass laws in Lebanon in favor of women's rights. Self-defense class was also available in the campaign to teach women how to protect themselves in case they were to get assaulted. This can save their lives in critical situations. They were tested through smart, fun, witty games to see that they have learnt those essential defense moves. At the end, those who passed those tests, they got a sweet treat, and a chance to win gift vouchers.

The second part of the campaign was a conference that was held in Ali Rashed auditorium. We were honored to have Dr. Issam Shaarani, Dr. Salah Malas, Ms.Joumana Hadad, Ms.Hala Hamoud, & Ms.Sabine Fakhoury as speakers in the conference. The women shared with us their personal experience in their respected occupation. They also talked about the obstacles they had to overcome, and the sacrifices they had to do in order to reach their current achievements today. Our two Doctors talked more in depth about women's health and what kind of frequent cases they encounter in Lebanon. At the end of the conference, we honored each speaker with a comer bel armor from Beirut Arab University & Lebanese Medical Students' International Committee.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month [5]

Early Detection Saves Lives [6]

Are You OK? Breast Cancer Awareness [7]

Underage marriage: Problems and Effects at Beirut Arab University [8]

The Faculty of Law and Political Science at Beirut Arab University organized a seminar on “The Marriage of Underage Girls: Problems and Effects”. The Faculty Dean, Prof. Mohammad Kassem, moderated the seminar. The President of the Supreme Sunni Sharia Court, Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Assaf, Head of the Coptic Community in Lebanon and Syria, Monk Reverend Andrawes Al-Antony, President of the Jaafari Courts Sheikh Mohammad Kanaan, President of the Druze Supreme Court of Appeal Sheikh Faisal Naser Eddine, Professor at the Faculty of Canon Law at Sagesse University Dr. Abdo Younes, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science at BAU Sheikh Dr. Wafic Hijazi.

The Grand Mufti of the Lebanese Republic representative, Sheikh Dr. Hassan Merheb, Sheikh Al Aql of the Druze monotheistic faith representative, His Eminence Sheikh Sami Abdel Khalek, Patriarch Bechara Al Rai representative, His Eminence Father Abdo Abou Kasem, President of the National Commission For Lebanese Women Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, President of the Lebanese Community in Tanzania, Mr. Ali Shoumar, deans of faculties, the Secretary General at BAU, Dr. Omar Houry and a crowd of jurists, students and interested people attended the seminar.

After the Lebanese national anthem and the university anthem, the Faculty Dean prof. Mohammad Kassem said “Beirut Arab University gathers and does not separate. For this reason, it was established and will continue and since the topic of the seminar is important and dangerous, some supported and some avoided it, but the right and wisdom require that we meet on what we disagree. The only thing we want is to reform and serve the community since the personal status system in the Arab countries is derived from religion, and we know that the potential for disagreement is great, but we must reach a unified opinion”.

Then Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Assaf said, “The Islamic religion is a religion that is valid for every time and place. It takes care of all the people’s interests. Jurists took diligence in matters in which there was no explicit text from the Quran or the Sunnah, where they permitted the permissibility for the better interest. For this reason, marriage of underage girls is one of these jurisprudence that does not contradict the Quran but is an imperative, necessary and for the interest of the minor in terms of her psychological, physical, social and human condition”.

Assaf continued, "The age of marriage for minors is determined by sects according to jurists and their jurisprudence on which they are based and any determination from outside the personal status system for the concerned sects is considered as violation to the Lebanese Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter of the United Nations”.

Dr. Abdo Younes indicated in his speech that “the Lebanese state has committed itself, under Article 9 of the constitution, to ensure that parents, regardless of their religious denominations, respect the personal status system and religious interests. Moreover, based on this last commitment, the state has left personal status issues, including marriage on Lebanese territories in the custody of sectarian legislation. That is why the exclusively applicable marriage system is the sectarian one and there is no civil system due to the absence of relevant texts”.

Sheikh Mohammad Kanaan also emphasized that , “The Lebanese people have absolute freedom in what the law permits them to say or do. Therefore, they were able, through their religious and sectarian diversity, to create the creative formula that makes coexistence. Hence, the Lebanese legislator considered that sects in Lebanon do not go beyond being civil and cultural, all of which contribute at the national level and preserve for itself ideological privacy and the consequent personal peculiarities”.

Sheikh Faisal Nasser Eddine spoke, “The personal status law of the Druze monotheistic faith sect may allow the suitor to marry when he has completed eighteen of age and the girl who has completed seventeen years. The law permits the Sheikh Al-Aql or the Sect’s judge to authorize the marriage of a young man who has completed sixteen years of age and a girl who has completed her fifteen years if medically proven that their condition permits that”.

Then Monk Reverend Andrawes Al-Anthony said, “The Coptic Orthodox Church rejects completely the marriage of underage girls because the rites of marriage in the Coptic Orthodox Church is one of the seven sacraments of the Church, as it is a sacred bond that unites the man and the woman. The Christian Church throughout its history obligated the man to marry one woman for life, and that each spouse being faithful to the sacred marital vows”. “Based on the words of the Lord Jesus the Christ, for this reason a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two become one body, for what God has combined together, no man can separate.”

Sheikh Dr. Wafic Hijazi was surprised: “Whoever calls for prohibiting marriage under the age of eighteen years encourages or at least does not object to establish a relationship outside its scope. The issue of marriage in Islam is a matter of philosophy that is not instinctive, but carries in its contents respect for the humanity of the human being and his honor without being a commodity in the online market and pornography in the name of human rights”.

The seminar was concluded with questions and discussions between the attendees and the lecturers.

ASCE Chapter at BAU organized a lecture about Breast Cancer [9]

For the occasion of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is held in October yearly, and in order to support this common cause, the ASCE Chapter at Beirut Arab University organized a lecture for Mr. Hani Nassar representing the Barbara Nassar Association, Ms. Michelle Nabhane, a Cancer Patient Survivor, and Dr. Maroun Sadek, Oncologist.

The lecture shed the light on spreading awareness and sharing all the necessary instructions to stop Breast Cancer.

Mr. Nassar elaborated how his association was founded explaining how their primary mission is to support adult cancer patients, morally and financially.

Ms. Nabhane shared her survival inspirational story on how she struggled throughout her treatments but decided to keep on fighting not just for herself but also for her family, friends and beloved ones.

Dr. Sadek lectured about cancer diagnosis and its stages, treatment protocols and methods of medical examinations.


Certified breast feeding specialist [10]

Dr Leila Itani was awarded the title,” Certified Breast Feeding Specialist” as of February 2 2020. The certification is accredited by Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (LEAARC). This status entitles Dr. Itani to provide advice to mothers with infants 0-23 months of age related to 1) Benefits and importance of breast feeding to the mother and infant 2) Prepartum education for preparation for breastfeeding 2) Early initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding 3) Signs of effective breastfeeding 4) Assessment and management of breast feeding difficulties related to mother and infant ( decreased milk supply, refusal of breast, milk allergy, breastfeeding twins, tandum feeding etc..) 5) Maintenance of breastfeeding along with complementary feeding until 2 years and beyond.

MLT students attending the MOPH Breast cancer campaign [11]

Dr. Salim Moussa and MLT students attended the launching of breast cancer campaign organized by the Ministry of Public Health, Wednesday 9 October 2019. This year, the ministry emphasized the importance of regular screening through mammography for early detection, as the prevention is not yet possible. 

Participation of the MLT department in the national breast cancer awareness campaign

A team of six students from the MLT department-BAU and under the supervision of the assistant professor, Dr.Salim MOUSSA, had been selected by the MOPH in order to participate in a national competition for the breast cancer awareness campaign 2018. The MLT topic was “Mammogram: the selfie that saves your life”. During three days from 12 till 14 October, the MLT students were taking the hand of each woman and showing her the importance of breast cancer early detection via mammography in order to save her life. The MLT booth was highly attractive and competitive; more than 600 visitors had stopped at the booth to learn more about mammography, share their experiences with breast cancer and take memorable pictures with the team. The minister of public health, Mr.Ghassan Hassbani, the former prime minister, Mr.Fouad Siniora, Professor of Hematology-Oncology at the American University of Beirut, Pr.Nagi El Saghir, and the famous Lebanese TV personality, Mrs.Mona Abu Hamze were among the visitors of the MLT booth. Moreover, a special interview with Future TV was taken with Dr.Salim MOUSSA. At the end of the event, a special letter of thanks from the MOPH was sent to the MLT-BAU to express their highly appreciation of the remarkable job made by the team. Certificates of participation were delivered to the students.


“Wear It Pink” [12]

Mr. Mohammad Itani and First Year Nursing Students organized an awareness campaign titled “Wear It Pink” in celebration of the Brest Cancer Awareness Month on 19 October 2017 where they decorated the faculty with pink helium balloons and written messages of awareness. Students also distributed pink ribbons to BAU students, staff, and faculty in solidarity with Brest Cancer patients. Dr. Ahmad Al Tassi delivered a lecture on Brest Cancer titled “Breast Cancer from A TO Z” delivering deliberate content and information about the latest advances on breast cancer on Friday 20th of October 2017, where students from the faculty of health sciences attended.

Let’s Talk [13]

With the participation of the Mass Communication Department students, and the attendance of Dr. Gamal Megahed, the Faculty of Arts hosted an interactive play “Let’s Talk” at the Media Center. The play aims at promoting awareness among the youth of the HIV/AIDS and related issues, as well as means to guard against it and how to deal with people affected by the disease. The play, entitled “Khallik Salbe”, is produced by the Visual and Performative Arts Society, in collaboration with UNFPA. At the end of the play, a discussion was held with the students, and brochures were distributed to highlight the dangers of the disease.

The National Awareness Campaign on HIV-AIDS [14]

Beirut Arab University medical students contributed to the National Awareness Campaign on HIV-AIDS entitled " don't test your luck. Get tested!" that took part over first 2 weeks of December, collecting donations, and doing a public service in informing people about the disease and all its aspects and preventions.

The Campaign is organized by LeMSIC, as part of the National Campaign done by Standing Committee On Reproductive Health and AIDS (SCORA).

Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign [15]

On Sunday September 21,2014, Beirut Arab University Faculty of Medicine students took part in organizing a Gynecological Cancer Awareness Campaign at Ain El Mreisseh raised by The Lebanese Medical Student International Committee (LeMSIC) through the standing committee on reproductive health including HIV/AIDs (SCORA) and standing committee on public health (SCOPH) in association with Globe-athon.

It was all about giving information and spreading awareness about breast, ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancer. The event ended up successfully where plenty of people were fully informed about everything related to these topics including risk factors,symptoms, prevention methods and examination. A fun event where people participated in games and got ribbons for each type of cancer.

World AIDS DAY [16]

In the occasion of World AIDS DAY, December the 1st , an awareness campaign on AIDS/HIV was organized by BAU Medical students who are members in LEMSIC-SCORA Committee ( Standing Committee on Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS) .

The campaign took place in Hamra, and then at BAU Beirut campus, on Thursday December 4,2014. Medicine students introduced themselves, then defined AIDS, explained the stages of the disease, and talked about the laboratory tests every infected patient should take especially CD4- Count.

Since the tests are not provided for free, the students raised money from people donations and dedicated the money to the infected patients so they can take these tests at Hotel Dieu and Saint Georges hospitals for free.

The aim of the campaign was not only raising awareness about AIDS, its goal was also to convince people that AIDS infected patients should NOT be isolated from the society, because they are humans like others and not inferior to anyone.


The National Awareness Campaign on HIV-AIDS [17]

Beirut Arab University medical students contributed to the National Awareness Campaign on HIV-AIDS entitled " don't test your luck. Get tested!" that took part over first 2 weeks of December, collecting donations, and doing a public service in informing people about the disease and all its aspects and preventions.

The Campaign is organized by LeMSIC, as part of the National Campaign done by Standing Committee On Reproductive Health and AIDS (SCORA).

Be Your Body's Buddy [18]'s-Buddy

The faculty of medicine at Beirut Arab University in collaboration with the Lebanese Medical student international committee (LeMSIC) have decided to embrace the message of the“International Women's day" by organizing an amazing event titled as "Be Your Body's Buddy" in the main Beirut campus of the university.

The faculty of medicine at Beirut Arab University has many visions, one of the most important is raising awareness on the common problems our Lebanese community encounter. This is why the faculty took an important initiative through promoting this event in order to pursue it's vision.
LeMSIC is part of the International Federal Medical Student Association (IFMSA), established in 1964, and composed of six standing committees one of which is the standing committee on sexual and reproductive health including HIV/AIDS which is governing this event.
"Be your body's buddy" that targets many topics regarding women health, contraception, STIs, period, gynecological cancers and diseases. They also discussed abuse and rape , presenting to Beirut Arab University students the reality we live in. The campaign included interactive quizzes and games , a martial art coach to teach the female students how to defend themselves in any abusive encounter , also a stand for the famous NGO Kafa with brochures and stories, and of course an amazing team of all medical students putting all their hearts and knowledge in this campaign.

HIV Awareness [19]

Since December the 1st is the World AIDS Day, the students of the Faculty of Medicine, represented by the Lebanese Medical Students' International Committee (LeMSIC) and Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS (SCORA), in collaboration with Red Cross Club Student Activities, have organized an HIV awareness Campaign in Beirut Campus, Al Multaka Building, from the 1st to the 4th of December.

HIV/AIDS has been discussed extensively worldwide in the last few years, and recently there was about 4000 cases reported in Lebanon! The students educated the public about HIV and AIDS, explained the importance of accepting and not-discriminating People Living with HIV in order to eradicate this infectious disease along with all the stigma and taboos related to it.
The Students did so through multiple interactive games concerned with correcting the myths, informing knowing what’s true or false and offering more information about the topic. In addition there was a huge board on which the public expressed whatever they want to support people living with HIV.

The public were satisfied with what they learned and gained.

Word Aids Day [20]

Faculty of Medicine Students in Beirut Arab University (Lebanese Medical Students’ International Committee’s (LeMSIC), Standing Committee on Sexual & Reproductive Health Including HIV/AIDS (SCORA)) celebrated World AIDS Day (WAD) campaign celebration that has a goal to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS, to end the stigma, and discrimination against people living with HIV,

by preparing a local event about HIV on Tuesday 29/11/2016 in Main Building Beirut Arab University.

 Through this event they spread awareness about HIV, at the information stand they explained to their fellow university students, what is HIV, how it functions, how does it spread, and can they protect themselves to prevent themselves HIV transmission. To make sure that their fellow students got the message that SCORA is trying to spread, they were tested through smart, fun, witty games to see what they have learnt. At the end if they passed those tests, they got a sweet treat, and a chance in entering a tombola to win gift vouchers. 


Knowledge, attitudes and practices of Lebanese women regarding menopause [21]

Under the patronage of Dr. Najlaa Mashaal Dean Faculty of Medicine BAU and the supervision of faculty staff: Dr. Azza Abou El Naga & Dr. Issam Shaarani, the faculty of medicine at Beirut Arab University held an educational presentation across two locations: on April 1st,2016 at Siblin Governmental Hospital and on April 14th, 2016 at the faculty of medicine at BAU.

Ahmad Chaaban, Walaa Mahmoud, Sandra Anka, Sandy El-Sayed, and Ghinwa Lawand have been working since 2014 on a study under the title: “Knowledge, attitudes and practices of Lebanese women regarding menopause”. The aim of the round was to share the results obtained in this study with the hospital staffs, faculty’s staff and students.
Throughout the presentation, the five medical students discussed the results they obtained regarding: knowledge, attitudes, symptoms, complications, treatment and screening regarding menopause among Lebanese women. They were able to prove their hypothesis, based on the results they obtained, that Lebanese women lack scientific knowledge, positive attitudes, and proper practices towards menopause and its related issues.

Mental Health Care Services

Psychology Laboratory [1]

The Psychology Laboratory is located on the 10th floor in the Faculty of Human Sciences. It comprises a number of instruments that correspond to the empirical part of learning theories of psychology. The lab includes different batteries that assess intellectual skills, aptitudes, attitudes, and motivations, as well as scales to assess mental abilities. In addition, the psychology laboratory includes a variety of personality scales, mental health scales, and Clinical and Diagnostic Emotional scales. Students are trained on how to apply these scales, correct the scales and interpret the scores according to psychological theories.

BAU Psycho-social Unit [2]


In the light of the accelerating rhythm of modern life and the increasing needs of university students for support, both psychologically and socially, to be able to better face the stressors and difficulties of daily life, the Faculty of Human Sciences (Psychology Department) proposes the establishment of the Psycho-social Unit at BAU. This unit becomes an inevitable requirement for the welfare of BAU students. Such a step will be a pioneering contribution by BAU among Lebanese universities.

The Unit offers counseling services and interventions, including but not limited to psychological, social and educational services for the students. These services are rendered in accordance with world-wide counseling, therapeutic psychological and ethical standards which regulate psycho-social services. The guiding principle for the Unit is nondiscrimination and equality. 


The Unit aims to be a pioneer in Lebanon, that offers psychological and social services to the students at the university, while empowering them to achieve their inner adjustment in both psychological and social terms.


The Unit seeks to effectively contribute to the self-development of the students who are in need of care and psycho-social support. The aim is to help them attain the optimal level of psycho-social adjustment with themselves and their surroundings, by providing counseling sessions and raising awareness.

Beirut Arab University’s concept of social responsibility towards the Lebanese society has manifested itself over the years on various educational, academic and social levels, through crises and unpleasant events, in particular the recent dramatic events of August 4th, 2020. The explosion of the Beirut Port has aggravated the suffering of the people in this country, in particular the psychological suffering that requires immediate psychological intervention to help the distressed overcome this crisis towards a gradual return to a normal life style. The Faculty of Human Sciences, as part of the diverse services rendered by Beirut Arab University to the Lebanese community in this crisis, proposes to offer psychological guidance and support, through the following:

To receive all those who suffer psychologically in reaction to the Beirut Port incident, as well as subsequent loss or grief, at the Psycho-social Unit, the Faculty of Human Sciences, Beirut Arab University (Hariri Building, Floor 10), as of 17th August 2020, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

In collaboration with Radio Liban, a four-week live program will be held every Friday at 10:30 am to receive calls from the audience, to respond to their questions on all topics relevant to trauma and PTSD at various ages, and to offer advice and psychological first aid, as well as coping strategies that enhance resilience, and mechanisms to restore confidence and a positive outlook for Lebanon.

For further information, please call the hotline 70/999036

Personality and Health Psychology [3]

Field visit for psychology department students for training at Al-Faqih Hospital [4]

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Practical Field Training [5]

As part of the practical field training required in the courses of “Clinical Psychology” and “Counseling and Psychotherapy” taken by the graduating students at the Psychology Department, Faculty of Human Sciences, a field trip was organized to the Mental Health Department at Al Fakih Hospital. The students received hands-on training in conducting interviews with some cases at the hospital, as well as the means to diagnose and to write a psychological report. Further, the students were introduced to some therapy techniques needed in their future careers. The visit was hosted by the Director of Al Fakih Hospital and psycho-therapists there.

Authentic Happiness [6]

The Faculty of Arts hosted a lecture entitled “Authentic Happiness” on Thursday, 13th March 2014. The lecture tackled the various components and sources of happiness, as well as the means to attain it.


Leo Bormans, Ambassador of Happiness, at the Faculty of Arts, BAU [7]

As part of the international conference on “The Positive Aspects of Life”, the Faculty of Arts hosted Prof. Leo Bormans, Ambassador of Happiness, for a talk on “World Happiness”. The workshop was held in Aly Rached Hall on 12th December 2013 and was attended by staff-members and students.


The Positive Aspects of Life [8]

The Psychology Department at the Faculty of Arts organized an international conference on “The Positive Aspects of Life” on 10th & 11th December 2013. The conference hosted a large number of Lebanese and international scholars. Interdisciplinary in nature, the conference covered areas ranging from mass communication, commerce and sociology to health and medicine, in their various intersections with positive psychology.

The Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Human Sciences, Beirut Arab University, organized its annual International Conference, entitled Personality and Health Psychology. Both inter- and multi-disciplinary, the conference brought together scholars from Kuwait, Malaysia, Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, India, Tunisia, Iran and Lebanon. The conference opened with a lecture by keynote speaker, Prof. Basem El Shabb, Cardiac Surgeon and Member of the Parliament, followed by seven sessions which covered various themes, such as “Personality and Health”, “Health, Culture and Quality of Life”, “Health, Illness and Medical Models”, “Stress and Health”, “Counseling and Therapy”, “Media and Positive Psychology” and “Health Issues among Children, Women and the Elderly”. The conference issued a number of recommendations.

Behavior Modification [9]

Dr. Mayssah El Nayal, Professor of Psychology and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, BAU, presented a workshop of entitled “Behavior Modification”, organized by the Women’s Humanitarian Organization in Beirut. The workshop was held on Saturday, 1st December 2012, and was attended by psychologists, sociologists and social workers. The workshop focused on the concepts of behavior, motivation, and modification, as well as on the strategies and techniques of behavior modification. The trainees discussed a number of cases and methods of behavior modification of students in the classroom and in society.

A Lecture by Dr. Zahida Darwish on “The Youth, UNESCO and the Challenges of the Times” [10]

BAU hosted a lecture given by the Secretary General of UNESCO in Beirut, Dr. Zahida Darwish, on “The Youth, UNESCO, and the Challenges of the Times”, upon an invitation extended by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, BAU, Prof. Mayssah El Nayal.

Hailing the significant educational role of BAU, Dr. Darwish then delivered her talk in which she highlighted the work conducted at UNESCO and the National Committee, the issue of youth, and the challenges of the times.

Awareness Workshop Celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women [11]

For the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women, the Human Rights Center at Beirut Arab University in collaboration with the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO (LNCU) and Internal Security Forces ISF organized a workshop on Friday 4th of December 2020 at the village of Khrab El Hayatt- Akkar within the framework of 16 days to raise awareness globally on the elimination of violence against women.
The workshop, was represented by Dr. Tala Zein from the Lebanese National commission for UNESCO, Ms. Salam Zahran from the Human Rights Center at Beirut Arab University, and Major Youssef El Dekweir from the Internal security forces . It targeted 25 participants mainly females, aimed at increasing public awareness on violence against women; building capacity and understanding main definitions and concepts in the framework of Women’s Rights; engaging youth in promoting women’s rights and contribution to fight discrimination within their society. In addition participants were trained on entrepreneur skills in developing projects and business.


Webinar Held about Harassment and Bullying in the Laws of Arab Countries between Reality and Expectations [12]

The Faculty of Law and Political Science at Beirut Arab University in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Gulf Countries held a webinar about “Harassment and Bullying in the laws of Arab countries between Reality and Expectations”. Civil society organizations, a number of specialists in the field of law, researchers and interested people in the issue of harassment and bullying, and 470 participants were present to listen to the session. The Dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Science Dr. Mohammad Hassan Kassem, MP Inaya Ezzeddine, the Regional Representative in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Gulf Countries Judge Dr. Hatim Ali, Judge Hazem Kassem from Arab Republic of Egypt, Judge at the Administrative Prosecution Authority in Egypt Dr. Khaled Abul Wafa talked in the webinar. From Lebanon Judge Fatima Majed, Assistant Public Prosecutor in the Sultanate of Oman Professor Maysar Al-Ruqishi, Head of Planning and Analysis Unit at the Ministry of Interior in Lebanon Major Tarek Hassaballah, Director of Operations at Shorufat Center for Globalization and Terrorism Studies in Jordan Dr. Khawla El Hassan, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Tunis official Professor Taqwa Saedana, from Syria, Lawyer Rola Baghdadi.

The webinar was held under the supervision and management of the Associate Professor Dr. Tartil Turki Darwish and discussed the development of harassment and bullying laws in several Arab countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Jordan, in addition to discussing the development of harassment and bullying laws in France and Britain. The webinar also discussed proposals for developing the Arab laws, especially adding the law of bullying to the Arab laws, and working on developing the law of harassment stipulated in some Arab countries' legislations. It also reviewed some positive points and discussed the gaps in some Arab laws in addition to working to find realistic solutions for these legal loopholes.

A Webinar Intervention for the Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences on Arab Women and Psychological Stress, Techniques and Solutions [13]

In collaboration with the Kuwait Trade Union Federation, and in coordination with the Kuwaiti Working Women Committee, Prof. Mayssah El Nayal gave a talk as part of the Webinar on “Arab Women and Psychological Stress: Techniques and Solutions”. The webinar was conducted via Zoom on Tuesday, 13th October 2020, with the participation of around 80 attendees from 20 countries.

The webinar focused on the nature of psychological stress and its impact upon healthy behavior, in particular in the light of the current situation. With particular reference to Covid-19, the webinar tackled the nature of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), highlighting strategies for coping and the most prominent therapies available. The webinar concluded with a number of questions from the participants relevant to psychological stress and the age of Corona.

"Depression and Women" Lecture for the Faculty of Medicine [14]

The Faculty of Medicine at Beirut Arab University will be organizing a lecture entitled " Depression and Women" on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 at Ali Rached Hall- Beirut Campus from 2:00 P.M, till 4:00 P.M.

Mental Health Day [15]

On World Mental Health Day, what are the guidelines to maintain our mental health?