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World Health Organization in Jordan celebrates World Mental Health Day 2014

H.E Minister of Health Dr Ali Hyasat delivering his speech during World Mental Health Day 2014 celebration H.E Minister of Health Dr Ali Hyasat delivering his speech during the World Mental Health Day 2014 celebration Under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein, WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, partners and beneficiaries including “Our Step Association”, International Federation of Medical Students Association (Jordan), Caritas Jordan, and International Medical Corps celebrated World Mental Health Day 2014 on 13 October with the theme “Living with schizophrenia”.

In her remarks, WHO Representative to Jordan Dr Maria Cristina Profili highlighted the interconnectedness between physical, mental and social aspects of health, emphasizing their importance in contributing to enhanced social capital and economic development. Mental health is intrinsic to people’s quality of life and their participation as effective members of society, she noted.

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Agencies join to review strategies to combat polio in the Middle East

participants at the workshops discuss strategies for polio response in the regionWe must not forget that our ultimate purpose is to eradicate polio, and we do that by reaching every last child with vaccineA multi-country, multi-agency strategic planning meeting focused on reviewing strategies to limit the transmission of wild poliovirus in the Middle East was held recently in Amman, Jordan.

Led by WHO and as part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the risk mapping and campaign monitoring workshop brought together health professionals from WHO and UNICEF regional and country offices and WHO headquarters, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and Global Good.

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Events

National consultation on women and health 14 October 2014, Irbid, Jordan

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Jordan in collaboration with the National Women's Health Care Centre (NWHCC), conducted a national consultation on women and health in Irbid governorate on 14...

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In focus

WHO is pleased to announce the following posts for an immediate start.  These roles are: Senior Surveillance Officer. Surveillance Officer. Laboratory Technician. Please click on individual posts to download the Terms of Reference. If you would...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population in thousands 6113
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 8
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 19.1
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 2.4
Life expectancy 73.0

Source: Country statistical profiles (2013)

See Jordan country profile

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