THE PROJECT THAT LIFE IS FUNDING
Setting up a Social Pharmacy
Arcenciel created a pharmacy in the Jisr el wati centre with a dispensary license. The main purpose of this pharmacy is to distribute medication collected from pharmaceutical companies (near-expiry date medications), buying some of them at a discounted price or seeking individual donations. In 2019, they successfully provided 357 individuals with medication for chronic diseases. However, with the outbreak of the revolution, the number of requests has nearly tripled to reach about 1,500 people and this figure is increasing daily. The Social Pharmacy aims to provide basic generic medication on a regular basis in accordance with official medical prescriptions provided by the patient’s doctor or through the network of specialised free of charge consultations in 4 of their centers: Beirut (Jisr el wati), North (Halba), Beqaa (Taanayel) and South (Damour). The estimated cost of medication for chronic disease ranges between $30 and $100 monthly. The LIFE project will ensure regular medication for 100 people for 6 months and will pay for the salary of a full time pharmacist for one year.