Jordan


Development of Jordan's national action plan for health emergency preparedness and health security

Amman, 3 April 2017 -- Following the joint external evaluation mission to assess International Health Regulations (IHR) capacities that took place in Jordan in September 2016, a national consultation was organized on 28–30 March 2017 to develop a national action plan for health emergency preparedness and health security with relevant line ministries to convert the key joint external evaluation recommendations into detailed actions.

The national consultation was supported by WHO experts. Participants reviewed the recommendations, were fully briefed on the methodology, timelines and tools to be used to develop the action plan. Technical focal points from line ministries for each technical area were briefed for the development of priority activities, stakeholder mapping and identification of relevant plans available at national level. 

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Capacity review for early implementation of antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Jordan

AMR_mission30 January 2017 – In collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Jordan, WHO conducted a mission from 22 to 26 January 2017 in Jordan to jointly review available capacities in the country for early implementation of the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS), and to facilitate development of a roadmap for expansion of GLASS. 

The mission comprised antimicrobial resistance experts from WHO and WHO Collaborating Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Containment in Sweden, together with Ministry of Health officials. 

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Events

Amman, 3 April 2017 – A high-level WHO expert Health Systems review mission is planned to be conducted in Jordan between 23 and 27 April 2017 to provide technical support...

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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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