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WHO's Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Universal Health Coverage visits Jordan

ADG_visit_to_Primary_health_care_center_North_of_Jordan29 July 2018 –  Dr Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Universal Health Coverage, visited Jordan to gain an overview on the health system in the country. Dr Yamamoto is keen that the scope of work on universal health coverage in all countries addresses the health needs of vulnerable populations, refugees and migrants in order to ensure that no one is left behind. 

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Ministry of Health, UN agencies and partners in Jordan celebrate World No Tobacco Day

Jordan_WNTD19 June 2018 – Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, World No Tobacco Day focuses on tobacco and heart disease. The campaign’s slogan is “Tobacco breaks hearts. Choose health, not tobacco”.

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    Ministry of Health, UN agencies and partners in Jordan celebrate World No Tobacco Day

Events

Jordan celebrates World Health Day 2018 with HRH Princess Muna

18 April 2018 – Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein, the Jordanian Nursing Council, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the WHO country office in...

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In focus

The WHO country office in Jordan is announcing the following position: Finance assistant, Amman, Jordan Interested candidates are kindly requested to fill the attached Personal History form and send it to the email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population in thousands 9798
Total expenditure on health (% of general government expenditure) 13.7
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 58
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 6.9
Life expectancy 74.1

Source: Country statistical profiles 2017

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