Protecting Non-communicable Diseases Patients during Pandemics: Fundamental Rules for Engagement and the Case of Lebanon

Luna El Bizri, Nabil Badr

2022

Abstract

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are still the number one killer in the world. Their economic burden is heavy, notably in low-and-middle-income countries. Lebanon is a middle-income country in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The arising COVID-19 pandemic, political and economic instability, inadequate funding, and deteriorated infrastructure have rendered the country a fragile setting, significantly affecting persons with non-communicable diseases. Improving the patient journey during the COVID-19 pandemic and a comprehensive approach to NCD management is important during emergencies.This paper used a quantitate literature review to provide a theoretical framework touching NCDs patients in their journey during emergencies and crisis. It further adopted the Sendai Framework to draw the road for these patients in Lebanon. The ultimate goal is better preparedness and response in case of emergencies and disasters. It calls for a clear and coordinated action plan addressing the challenges posed by NCDs to a resilient country's response. This paper provides an overview of the situation of NCD patients in Lebanon during the COVID- 19 pandemic. It suggests strategies to address noncommunicable diseases guided by the Sendai Framework's four priorities, based on previous experiences.

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in Harvard Style

El Bizri L. and Badr N. (2022). Protecting Non-communicable Diseases Patients during Pandemics: Fundamental Rules for Engagement and the Case of Lebanon. In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-552-4, pages 306-315. DOI: 10.5220/0010742300003123


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf22,
author={Luna El Bizri and Nabil Badr},
title={Protecting Non-communicable Diseases Patients during Pandemics: Fundamental Rules for Engagement and the Case of Lebanon},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,},
year={2022},
pages={306-315},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010742300003123},
isbn={978-989-758-552-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,
TI - Protecting Non-communicable Diseases Patients during Pandemics: Fundamental Rules for Engagement and the Case of Lebanon
SN - 978-989-758-552-4
AU - El Bizri L.
AU - Badr N.
PY - 2022
SP - 306
EP - 315
DO - 10.5220/0010742300003123