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WHO Director-General meets Minister of Health of Jordan

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization Director-General, meets with Dr Mahmoud Al- Sheyyab, Minister of Health of JordanDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, meets with Dr Mahmoud Al- Sheyyab, Minister of Health of Jordan

18 December 2017 – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization Director-General, met with Dr Mahmoud Al- Sheyyab, Minister of Health of Jordan, at WHO headquarters in Geneva in November 2017. 

During their meeting, they discussed various key public health issues affecting Jordan, including antimicrobial resistance, tobacco control, mental health and challenges to the health system in Jordan, including the need to decrease vaccine costs to provide vaccination for the large influx of Syrian refugees.

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WHO supports training of 550 Tobacco Control Monitoring Officers in Jordan

Tobacco_control_monitor_trainingAmman, 12 June 2017 – The World Health Organization in Jordan has supported the Ministry of Health in conducting training for more than 500 Tobacco Control Monitoring Officers from different ministries and institutions from all the governorates on the dangers of tobacco use.

Those officers will be entrusted with the legal authority to enforce and implement the public health law No. 47 of the year 2008 with its amendments. The tasks of the monitoring officers are to ensure the implementation of the tobacco control public health law by inspecting public places, monitoring violations and preparing of periodic reports.

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27 August 2017 – In collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Jordan, the World Health Organization conducted a four day workshop with leading experts in the field of immunization, to...

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Amman, 15–16 March 2017 – Following the successful scale-up and implementation of the National Integrated Electronic Surveillance System in Jordan for integrated reporting of communicable diseases, noncommunicable diseases and mental health with...

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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 2016

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