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High-level regional forum to discuss future of the Syria response

WHO showcases the new mobile public health surveillance system in Jordan, and the training programme for Syrian refugee doctors and nurses living in Turkey, at the Resilience and Development Forum Expo.  Credit: WHO/J. SwanWHO showcases the new mobile public health surveillance system in Jordan, and the training programme for Syrian refugee doctors and nurses living in Turkey, at the Resilience and Development Forum Expo. Credit: WHO/J.Swan16 December | Amman – WHO recently participated in the regional Resilience and Development Forum at the Dead Sea, Jordan – a meeting which brought together government officials, donors, and heads of United Nations agencies and civil society organizations, to discuss and chart the future directions of the Syria crisis response. Organized by the United Nations Development Programme and hosted by the Government of Jordan, the Forum enabled multi-level policy deliberations on priority areas of intervention and strategic partnership for collective response to the crisis inside Syria and in neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees.

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The challenges of controlling diabetes as a refugee

Hammad and Sham. Photo credit: WHO/J SwanHammad and Sham. Photo credit: WHO/J Swan22 November 2015, Amman | Jordan — Hammad Faleh, 32, is a refugee from Dara’a, Syria. At Jordan Health Aid Society (JHAS) Al Madineh clinic in downtown Amman, he patiently waits with his 5-year-old daughter Sham (meaning ‘Damascus’), to receive insulin for his diabetes. Hammad has been a type-1 diabetic for over 14 years.

“It’s [diabetes] been something I’ve managed for almost half my life,” the former English teacher says, taking a seat in the waiting room and instructing Sham to draw while he speaks with us. “But since the war [in Syria] began, my condition has been difficult to control and this has made things very hard for me and my family,” he says.

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Events

Health partner Caritas provides psychosocial support for Syrian refugees living in Jordan

15 October 2015 -- In a room in downtown Amman a group of Syrian refugee women congregate to take part in a mutual support groups discussion led by WHO health...

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In focus

The WHO country office in Jordan is announcing the following position: National Professional Officer (mental health and disabilities)Deadline 23 February 2016  Interested candidates are kindly requested to fill in the personal history...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population in thousands 6675
Total expenditure on health (% of general government expenditure) 13.5
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 58
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 2.3
Life expectancy 74.0

Source: Country statistical profiles (2015)

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