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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Jordan reviews national strategic health plan

8 May 2017 – The Ministry of Health of Jordan requested support from the WHO country office to review and update its strategic health plan for 2013–2017 in order to develop its plan for the next 5 years.

Universal health coverage has been identified as a top priority, and is reinforced by target 8 of Sustainable Development Goal 3 "Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all". Health policies and plans that are being reoriented to make progress towards universal health coverage are also advancing capacity in the Ministry of Health.  

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  • WHO supports training of 550 Tobacco Control Monitoring Officers in Jordan
    WHO supports training of 550 Tobacco Control Monitoring Officers in Jordan
  • Jordan reviews national strategic health plan


Jordan's comprehensive multi-year-plan

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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In focus

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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