Awareness-raising seminar on tobacco control

WHO, in collaboration with the Parliamentary Health Committee and Ministry of Health, conducted an awareness raising seminar on tobacco control in Jordan at the Parliament in Amman on 7 December 2014. Experts from the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and WHO country office in Turkey participated the event.

His Excellency Minister of Health Dr Ali Hyasat stated in his opening remarks that there needed to be a unified stand from all groups of the society to combat smoking through raising awareness among community members about the harmful effects of tobacco use. He also stressed the need to respect the law in public places and non-smokers' right to breathclean air.

Dr Ra’ad Hijazeen, Head of the Parliamentary Health Committee praised the initiative, which focuses on protecting present and future generations from the devastating health effects of smoking. 

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World Diabetes Day 2014 “Go Blue for Breakfast!”

WHO staff wearing blue in a happy groupWHO Jordan staff gather in support for Go Blue for Breakfast On Thursday 13 November, World Health Organization (WHO) staff in Jordan came together to mark World Diabetes Day over a shared healthy breakfast. The “Go Blue for Breakfast” initiative is one of a number of World Diabetes Day campaign activities suggested by the International Diabetes Federation to raise awareness around diabetes and highlight the importance of healthy eating in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

More than 40 staff from a variety of nationalities joined in the breakfast, contributing traditional dishes from their respective cuisines.

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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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Regional early warning and response bulletins

WHO, in collaboration with governments affected by the Syrian crisis, has established an early warning alert and response network through their respective ministries of health. It is a network to...

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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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