Health Information Centre (NHIC)
On 4 December 2003, the World Health Organization Representation in
Lebanon celebrated the opening of the National Health Information Center (NHIC),
in the presence of Ministers and other distinguished personalities in the
health field. This historical
event was covered by the Media extensively.
The opening began with the speech of Dr. Habib Latiri, WHO
Representative in Lebanon. The Message of His Excellency the Minister of
public health followed it, which was delivery by his senior advisor Dr.
Alber Jokhdar. His Excellency the Minister of Information Mr. Michel
Samaha, president of the Lebanese University (LU), Dr. Ibrahim Kobaissi,
the Regional Director of the World Health Organization Dr. Hussein Gezairy,
and finally Dr. Gabriel Rifka Senior Advisor of WHO office in Lebanon
addressed the guests and visitors.
H. Gezairy, Regional Director of WHO/EMRO delivering his speech during the
opening of the Center.
Dr. H. Latiri, WHO Representative, delivers his
from L-R: Mr.
M. Baalbaki, Mr. M. Samaha, Dr. K.Karam, Dr. A.
Jokhadar, Dr. H. Gezairy,
and Dr. I. Kobaissi.
Thereafter, Minister of State Dr. Karam
Karam representing His Excellency the Prime Minister Mr. Rafic Al Hariri
unveiled the curtain of the plaque of the National Health Information
Minister Dr. Karam unveiled NHIC plaque; next to
him are: Mr. Al
Shayji (Kuwait Embassy), Dr.
Latiri, Mr. Baalbaki, Minister Semaha,
At the left of plaque is Dr. Jokhadar.
Following the unveiling of the plaque, the visitors proceeded to
the center where explanation and an overview of the services were provided
by Ms. Omayma Rammal, Assistant Librarian, and Eng. Houssam Shamma’a. There was also a showing of a film concerning prevention of
smoking in the Multi Media/Audio Visual Room.
Visitors rooming in the center.
At the right Dr. A. Majdalani President of
the Health Committee of
the Parliament, talks with Mr. De Mistoura,
Representative of Mr. Kofi
Anan in Lebanon.
L-R.: Mr. Shamma’a, Mr. De Mistoura,
Representative of Mr. Kofi Anan in
the South of Lebanon. Minister Dr.
Karam, Dr. Majdalani, President of the
Health Committee of the Parliament
A group of Aid Nurses newly
graduated from WHO Center in
al-Khiam/South Lebanon is visiting the center