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Palliative Care Lebanon


The Lebanese Center for Palliative Care – Balsam - is a non-governmental organization that works to relieve patient suffering and improve quality of life. We provide holistic support to patients dealing with life-threatening illness by providing medical services as well as psychological, social, practical, and spiritual support within the family and home environment. We are committed to developing palliative care in Lebanon and ensuring that it becomes integrated into our healthcare system.


Palliative Care for Families

For Families

Learn about our services and about referring a patient.

Palliative Care for Professionals

For Professionals

Learn how to contact us and refer a patient to balsam.

Palliative Care for Patients

For Patients

Learn about palliative care in Lebanon and how we can help.


Latest News



Humane Medicine
2014-09-27

The Humane Medicine Conference organized by Balsam and AUBMC took place in Gefinor Rotana Hotel on Saturday September 27th, 2014. Dr. Eric Cassel, Dr. Hiba  Osman and...

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A tribute to Sara Khatib
2014-09-06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcMnmCH6Gjg

Sarah Khatib, a 22 year old girl, explained in this Ted Talk, the four lessons learned in her battle against cancer. Sarah chose to be...

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Dr. Hibah Osman lectures about end of life conversations at the University for Seniors at AUB
2014-06-11

Dr. Hibah Osman gave a two hour session at the University for Seniors at the American University of Beirut. The University for Seniors is a new  learning...

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