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The pandemic and the exacerbated emergencies that came and still emerging in so many forms in Lebanon amid a multidimensional poverty state, have created both mental and physical health crises for persons residing in the country, namely women and girls.

These guidelines aims to support the development of a sustainable mental health system that guarantees the provision of and universal accessibility to high quality mental health curative and preventive services through a cost-effective, evidence-based and multidisciplinary approach, with an emphasis on community involvement, continuum of care, human rights, and cultural relevance. It also serves as a guiding tool to professionals in the public health system with the ultimate goal of improving Maternal and Child Mental Health.