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WHO provides support to the Jordanian Ministry of Health in developing a national antimicrobial resistance surveillance system

AMR_JordanWHO Representative to Jordan Dr Maria Cristina Profili (top of table, right) stated that national action plan on AMR facilitated and provided a platform for the implementation of all AMR-related activities in Jordan

20 September 2018 – Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is widely recognized by global leaders, technical experts and policy-makers as one of the most challenging global problems of the 21st century. Initial findings published in WHO’s “Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance” in 2014 raised international concern on widespread resistance that has subsequently been confirmed by data provided by 22 countries in the first Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) report in 2018.

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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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    WHO provides support to the Jordanian Ministry of Health in developing a national antimicrobial resistance surveillance system
  • WHO's Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Universal Health Coverage visits Jordan
    WHO's Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Universal Health Coverage visits Jordan

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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