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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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Review of national health information system in Jordan

13 December 2016 – To better understand the state of the health information system in Jordan, WHO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and international consultants, conducted a review of the national health information system aimed at increasing coordination and cooperation among partners, strengthening transfer and sharing of knowledge and encouraging the use of evidence and information in policy-making.

The review further reinforced strategies aimed at improving the health information system, including civil registration and vital statistical systems. The review focused on describing the health information system, including overall health information system structure within the Ministry of Health, Civil Registration Authority/Ministry of Interior and outside; information flow, governance and quality assurance; infrastructure; data management and standards; dissemination and use of data for policy and planning; analysis of its strengths and weaknesses; and recommendations on how to further develop the system to respond to emerging needs, such as responding to the refugee population challenges. The results of the review will help the Ministry of Health develop a prioritized roadmap for health information system integration. 

The review team was led by Dr Arash Rashidian, Director, Information, Evidence and Research, with support from the WHO Representative for Jordan Dr Cristina Profili, and also included WHO technical staff from the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.

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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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