SDG 3.3.1: Current collaborations with local and global health institutions to improve health & wellbeing outcomes

The collaboration with health institutions is essential; it is at the heart of the values of the Islamic university of Lebanon (IUL) and its know-how. University Islamicollaboration aims to foster interactions and understand the needs of staff and students that we seek to meet.  

To achieve this vision, IUL set out many collaborative plans to establish its position within the framework of health community service. Namely, the mission was carried by the applied departments in the Faculty of Health including nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy and medical laboratory. 

In specific, nursing department aims to graduate qualified health professionals with scientific competencies and high work skills, in order to meet the needs of the labor market in Lebanon and the world. 

Local Collaboration

  1. Lebanese Nurses Syndicate 

Accordingly, IUL constantly cooperates with the Lebanese Nurses Syndicate. This cooperation is evident to increase the number of graduates to meet the needs of the labor market, and to achieve excellence in practicing the profession of nursing in application, education, administration and research. Hoping to strengthen the health of the individual and society in Lebanon and its surroundings that needs an increase in the number of nurses by 8% annually according to WHO.  

The syndicate aims to achieve distinction in the practice of the nursing profession in 4 disciplines: practice, teaching, research and management.  

VISION:  Achieving excellence in the practice of nursing in the four fields: application, education, management, research. 

 MISSION: To play a leading role in the protection and development of the nursing profession, in order to strengthen the health of the individual and society in Lebanon and its surroundings. 

  1. Agreements with Lebanese Hospitals 

This yearly escalating need for nurses has made the university visits schools and holds exhibitions to stimulate, high school students, to register at the Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty. Moreover, the university has signed agreements with many hospitals in the region in order to encourage employees who hold professional degrees to pursue their studies and obtain university degrees within practical and material facilities and financial discounts of 50%; citing 

  • Zahraa Hospital

Nursing Affairs                   


At Al-Zahraa Hospital University Medical Center (ZHUMC), we aspire to provide the best comprehensive and compassionate care to patients through integrated clinical practice, education and research, regardless of background, status or any differences. 
As nurses, our every task is guided by knowledge, enabled by skill, and motivated by compassion. Patients are our primary focus, and the way we deliver care clearly reflects this. We believe in creating a healing environment, an environment that is safe, that has no barriers, and that is built on a spirit of inquiry, and above all an environment that reflects a diverse, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce representative of the patient-focused values of this institution. 
Our chief director works in close collaboration with the hospital management and medical administration to ensure the delivery of a safe, effective and patient-focused service throughout the hospital. 
Our nurses are qualified through licensure, demonstrated competence, and a commitment to professional development through lifelong learning. They receive ongoing training and undergo systematic and regular appraisal using a variety of Staff Development and Performance Improvement Methods. 


  • To be a leader among hospitals by inspiring hope and contributing to the health and well-being of the individuals and communities we serve. 
  • To attract and recruit top-caliber and highly skilled staff. 
  • To train the next generation of nurses by fostering a culture of research and innovation. 


We are committed to the values of our hospital. As nurses, we strive towards our vision while we hold the responsibility to ensure the following priorities: 

  • Safety of our patients; 
  • Compassionate care for our patients and their families; 
  • Patient-centric care by putting the needs of our patients and their families’ first; 
  • Highest quality service and dedicated effort by every team member to reach the best outcomes; 
  • Constant advancement and innovation while always seeking more efficient ways to achieve our goals. 

Scope of Service 

The scope of our nursing service is to achieve the most favorable results, meeting all patient needs in nursing care, knowledge and expertise. It also includes the following: 

  • Alleviation of suffering through diagnosis and treatment; 
  • Promotion of health and optimization of abilities; 
  • Prevention of illnesses and injuries; 
  • Facilitation of healing; 
  • And advocacy in the care of individuals, their families and the community at large. 

Welcome to Bahman Hospital! 
We are a 200 bed medical center specialized in diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases. Since the 1st of March 1999, we have operated under a single set of values permeating from our mission“ Doing Good for health”. 

The Hospital’s mission caters to providing quality medical care regardless of race, sex, and beliefs with the help of highly specialized medical and nursing teams.Being in the top 2 medical centers nationwide as per the Lebanese accreditation, we also provide a safe and healthy environment for our staff and a real opportunity to train on the job so as to reach their highest potential.We believe in social responsibility as we contribute to our community at large throughout the day making it a better place to live and work in.We work on daily basis to create value for our stakeholders. 

We at Bahman Hospital value the life of every human being regardless of any or all differences.  We do this by implementing the strategies drawn from the mission of the hospital and from the initiatives watched closely by the board of directors. Our Journey is paved by a continuous search of the highest quality services and the ongoing improvement of processes that are aligned with the hospitals’ objectives. 
The transparency and visible presence of General management helps maintain the channels of communication as clear as possible so as to lead people towards their most important business goal: to offer the safest and highest quality healthcare services. 

  • Labib Medical Center


To become the preferred general hospital and leading disease state specialists in our community, providing quality and efficient healthcare services 


To provide our community with affordable, quality, competent, and compassionate care; our people with a safe and healthy work environment fostering career growth; and our university affiliates a trusted partner in academic advancement, all within an efficient, sustainable, socially responsible and progressive healthcare organization. 


  • Providing quality patient care in different divisions 
  • Providing outpatient diagnosis through effective utilization of Ancillary Services 
  • Providing specialized medical care services 
  • Participating in the planning of future health care services and programs through strategic planning and reviews 
  • Providing a clinical environment for academic programs in conjunction with educational institutions on full time basis, through housing the Lebanese University (between 55-60 rotating medical residents, fellows and interns/month) and on rotation basis for other Nursing/Midwifery/Laboratory/Radiology/Physiotherapy/Pharmacy and Dietary students 
  • Providing regional preventive and informative health care programs to its community through yearly planning and implementing of activities and trainings (lectures, site visits, & collaborations with NGOs, municipalities, & civic societies in any given year) 

Accreditation & Privilages 

  • SGH is classified as a University Medical Center by the Lebanese University School of Medicine and the Ministry of Public Health. 
  • SGH holds the highest accreditation ranking by the Ministry Of Health. 
  • The management system at SGH is ISO 9001 certified since 2003. 
  • SGH is an executive board member at the Lebanese Syndicate of Private Hospitals. 



To build an integrated, people centered, health system that promotes and sustains the highest attainable health status of the population, through ensuring a universal health coverage, while addressing the social determinants of health. 


The Ministry of Health will work in partnership with all stakeholders, following good governance principles, to develop its institutional capacity for effective stewardship of the health sector, to ensure the promotion of better health and the provision of equitable, efficient and quality health services, in both public and private sector, that meet legitimate people’s expectations and needs, with particular emphasis on the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, thereby contributing to sustainable development of the country. 


The Goals of the Ministry 

The Ministry will seek an inter sectoral approach and will cooperate with other ministries, the private sector and the Civil Society in order to achieve the following goals: 


  • To protect the health of the population through the legislation and development of health promotion and protection programs. 
  • To contribute to the social safety net by playing the role of an insurer of last resort. 
  • To improve access to health care, ensure equity in services availability and utilization and protect the health of the more vulnerable groups. 
  • To eradicate and control the communicable and non-communicable diseases prevalent in the country. 
  • To inform and educate the people in order to promote the adoption of healthy life-styles and food habits. 
  • To seek greater and effective participation of people and communities in planning, implementation and evaluation of primary health care and public health programs. 
  • To upgrade health facilities including hospitals, primary health care centers, laboratories and all other health institutions at all levels, and link these through efficient referral system. 
  • To ensure adequate and reliable supply of safe effective and quality controlled drugs, and promote its rational use 
  • To enhance the governance of the health system and improve the quality and the cost-effectiveness of health care services 
  • To promote health care human resources development so as to achieve the optimum utilization of health manpower 
  • To strengthen health systems research in order to further improve the health services 

Hospital vision 

Leadership in providing excellent medical services in line with scientific progress in the field of medicine. Securing the best general medical services in the Zahrani villages area for all patients. For Aladdin Hospital to be a place free of infection, preserving the safety of the patient, and always striving for continuous development and quality. 


Aladdin Hospital is a general hospital that undertakes to provide health and care services to patients in the Zahrani villages and its surroundings in a way that achieves the health and safety of the patient at an acceptable cost and high quality, through an efficient medical, nursing and administrative apparatus and available resources, working for continuous development and in order to raise the medical level in Lebanon. 

Furthermore, Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty organizes many health activities including the Health Day on May 12 of every year on the occasion of International Nurses Day.  On this occasion, free health services are provided aiming at early detection of some chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and thalassemia by conducting free examinations, in addition to spreading health awareness through lectures and publications 

Over the past five decades, the number of students in the faculty of public health has increased. It is particularly important to promote strong cohesion and collaboration with health care centers based on agreements. These agreements aim to provide a  
scientific exchanges and an internship site for students. By working together to develop a set of shared management principles, students from different disciplines can maximize the value of their knowledge and skills. 

Moreover, Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty has signed numerous agreements in collaboration with local health institutions within the framework of scientific and practical cooperation. These institutions are considered to be the training centers for IUL students like Zahraa Hospital, Bahman Hospital, Sahel General hospital, Labib Medical center…. .  


Within the framework of cooperation with the Lebanese Nurses Syndicate and for the sake of serving the individual and society, IUL nursing students participate in the Council of Representatives of the Nursing Students Association. The representatives hold regular meetings to discuss their scientific and practical needs. They also participate in the union’s activities that aim to spread health awareness and provide health services . 

Regional collaboration

At the level of the Arab world, Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty participates in the Council of the Arab Union of Nursing Faculties and sharing its scientific activities, in particular, IUL represents Lebanon in the Scientific Association. 

Scientific Society of Arab Nursing Faculties  

The Scientific Society of Arab Nursing Faculties was established in October 1998. The office of the Nursing Dean at Al-Zaytoonah University initiated its establishment and asked from the Union General of Arab Universities to host the Scientific Society of Arab nursing faculties at the Faculty of Nursing of Al Zaytoonah University in Amman/Jordan on a permanent basis. 

Society has now nearly of 82 members from various colleges of nursing in the Arab countries and Society comprises three committees: a committee of scientific research and development, education student training committee and Accreditation and quality assurance Committee also offers annual awards to institutions and individuals peer outstanding works and shall encourage student exchanges and the exchange of experiences between nursing faculties. 

Global collaboration

In the context of promoting scientific research in the field of health and nursing sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty participates in the periodic seminar(Figure 3) organized by “Chaire recherche sciences infirmières– Laboratoire Education et pratiques en santé – Université paris Nord” The faculty participates in presenting its scientific research through the seminar in the presence of its francophone students . 

Health researchers need to develop a unique collaborative culture and conduct their work around the world to improve the quality of care. In this direction and for this reason, the nursing department at UIL collaborates with the Chaire recherche sciences infirmières– Laboratoire Education et pratiques en santé – Université paris Nord” in the field of research and the realization of health studies.






  • Promote foreign languages and diversity for students may well change the way they view all kinds of things 
  • Accompanying and valuing cultural diversity in a context of increasing globalization: 
  • Optimizing the conditions for hosting international students and our student’s mobility 
  • Strengthen our partnerships to enrich our training offer and our research structure 



The Islamic University of Lebanon aims to build an international professional network by strengthening its relationship with international, educational, and research institutions, in order to achieve its worldwide vision. 



  • Improve the conditions of hosting Arab and international students in order to encourage and facilitate student exchange 
  • Find academic and training opportunities for IUL students, employees, instructors, and professors abroad, so they can take university postgraduate courses or courses in special disciplines not available locally 
  • Establish agreements that help enrich the university training and research programs 

The Islamic University of Lebanon is a member of the Francophone University Agency (AUF), a member and a former president of the Conference of Rectors in the Middle East Region (CONFREMO), a member and the Chairperson of the fifty-first meeting of the Executive Council of the Association of Arab Universities (AARU), and a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU). The university is also a partner of European Projects Erasmus+, and has also signed many bilateral agreements with Arab and European universities. 

As a conclusion, the collaboration increases operational capacity in the community to provide efficient and effective health services to the whole population, with an emphasis on the participation of local and global health systems.