Jordan


Syria crisis funding still critically low for WHO and partners

child refugee

World Health Organization together with UN and NGO partners met with donors last week to present a progress report detailing achievements and results under the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) – an interagency framework developed by partner organizations to guide humanitarian action in the Syria crisis.

The 3RP is the latest in a series of frameworks aiming to address the fundamental needs of Syrian refugees residing in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, and integrates both the humanitarian and development spheres to enable focus on longer term socioeconomic impacts of the ongoing crisis. The plan places emphasis on not only refugees but also host communities and sustainability of response activities.

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World Blood Donor Day 2015 “Thank you for saving lives”

World Blood Donor Day 2015 CelebrationAmman, 14 June 2015 – The National Blood Bank with the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization in Jordan, marked World Blood Donor Day 2015 under the slogan “Give freely, give often. Blood donation matters”, this day is an occasion to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.

The Ministry of Health emphasized the need to seek to spread the culture of voluntary blood donation to gradually replace the compensatory donation from the patient's family and friends to overcome the gap between the need for blood and its components and what is available in the blood banks.

The Ministry of Health adopted through a strategy based on reaching out to donors in their communities through intensive campaigns, especially universities public institutions, said Dr Ali Al Saad, the Director of Hospital Administration Directorate in Ministry of Health.

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Events

World No Tobacco Day 2015 Media Briefing event - stop the illicit trade of tobacco produ

Amman, 31 May 2015 - The World No Tobacco Day in Amman was marked this year by a briefing to the media at the WHO office in Jordan. This year WHO...

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In focus

WHO in Jordan has a vacancy for a short-term Public Health Officer, click on link to access vacancy notice. Vacancy Notice - Public Health Officer NOA Closing date for applications: 29 July 2015 Applications should be...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population in thousands 6530
Total expenditure on health (% of general government expenditure) 17.8
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 50
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 2.3
Life expectancy 74.0

Source: Country statistical profiles (2014)

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