Lebanon Health Resilience Project in Collaboration with the World Bank: Strengthen Capacity to Respond to COVID-19
Restructuring of Lebanese Health Resilience Project
Lebanon Health Resilience Project (LHRP) was initiated by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in 2017 with the support of the World Bank (WB). LHRP will undergo a restructuring to support the Government Of Lebanon (GOL) to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The restructuring responds to a request from the GOL dated March 27, 2020 to add a new component to the Project on COVID-19 preparedness and response (Component 4) that will allow for immediate support to assess country preparedness, multi-sectoral response capabilities, and to finance the procurement of medical goods and equipment, and capacity-building and training of health workers and front-line responders. An Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) was prepared for the Project, consulted on, disclosed and cleared by the World Bank (WB) in May 2019 . The WB team requested an update of the ESMF in the form of an addendum that tackles the additional environmental, health and safety measures that need to be considered to cover the environmental and social risks under Component 4.
 The ESMF was disclosed as Environmental and Social Safeguard Framework (ESSF). In this document both terms ESMF and ESSF refer to the same report disclosed on May 2019 on the WB website....