National Health Information Centre (NHIC)
Cedars Culture School
The first group of students that visited the center was from the Cedars
Culture School. The group is
composed of 37 students aged between 9 to 16 years old.
They arrived under the supervision of Ms. Rand Yehya, responsible of
their program. Some of them
had seen documentary films concerning prevention of smoking and
environment, and others had collected information and reports through
books and Internet access to increase their knowledge on AIDS, blood
types, smoking, biology, pollution, and other subjects.
Documentation Class - Lebanese University
On 12 January 2006, a group of 25 students from Lebanese University,
documentation class visited the center. The mission was to view how the
theoretical principal is achieved in a real library. They were
introduced on the procedure used for health Classification, searching
the database , using the internet resources, and the NHIC workflow.
On 21st February 2006, NHIC team visited Beirut
Governmental University hospital.
In addition the team provided presentation on NHIC where 37 resident
nurses attended. During the session, NHIC services were presented and
discussion were made concerning the NHIC resources. Further cooperation
will be made with BGUH by assisting the management in building their
Nutrition Class - Kaslik University
End of April 2006, two groups composed of 60 students from Kaslik
University, visited the center. Two presentations were made, one
defining WHO tasks in Lebanon and another one covering NHIC mission.
Video tapes were presented on
"تحقيق اليوم: السمنة عند الأطفال" & "الحديد
مهم لنعمل على تخفيف وطأة عوز الجديد - الآن".
At the end, the students used NHIC databases to retrieve information
related to "Country National Plates"