LebMASH is an organization of healthcare professionals that aims to achieve equity in health with focus on sexual health and the health of marginalized groups such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Founded on Sept. 4th 2012, LebMASH is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, registered in Lebanon, and governed by a board of directors that includes Lebanese health professionals based in Lebanon, the United States and the UK. LebMASH aims at advancing sexual and reproductive health for all individuals in Lebanon, with particular focus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and other marginalized populations in Lebanon.
Mission & Vision
The Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH) is an organization of health care professionals that aims to achieve equity in health with focus on sexual health and the health of marginalized groups such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, women/girls, people living with HIV, and refugees.
We envision a society where marginalized groups thrive in an environment that embraces health equity and social justice.
- Promote research in sexual health and LGBT Health. LebMASH aims to promote evidence-based knowledge to inform educational programs and curricula, and to inform conversations in the media and among the public on issues related to sexual health and LGBT health.
- Promote high standard education and training. LebMASH will share its expert knowledge and skills through education and training to increase public awareness, confidence and competence of healthcare professionals in providing equitable person-centered care to the community that we serve.
- Influence and contribute to change policies and legislations to protect health rights and well-being of marginalized groups. LebMASH advocates to change policies that harm the well-being of marginalized groups and to protect their health rights.
In April 2014, LebMASH became officially registered with the Lebanese government as not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, allowing LebMASH to operate in Lebanon in full compliance with the Lebanese law.
LebMASH Logo by Tarek Atrissi Design
We are honored to have our logo designed by a young, talented and worldly Lebanese expat. The logo of LebMASH was designed by Tarek Atrissi Design; a Netherlands based award winning design studio with a particular expertise in branding and design for the Arab world. The logo design is minimalist and abstract: It uses as a graphic element the three diacritical dots typically used in the Arabic script, stacked on top of each other. These symbolize three key points LebMASH is advocating: “Awareness”, “Education” and “Change” in the Middle East, stacked on top one another to symbolize that by education we can build awareness to achieve change.