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World Cancer Day - “I Am and I Will”

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4 February 2019 – Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day is celebrated as an opportunity to commemorate, raise awareness and rally everyone – governments, civil society, individuals and the international community – to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer.

Organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), a nongovernmental organization partner with the World Health Organization, the year 2019 marks the launch of the new ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign. This 3-year campaign is a global call to action to empower everyone to take on a personal commitment and to demonstrate the power of individual action to impact the future.

“The global cancer burden remains one of the most urgent health issues we face today. This World Cancer Day, we are underscoring the importance of personal and collective actions taken today which can dramatically improve the early detection of cancer and help to save millions of lives,” says HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, the current UICC President.

WHO provides guidance on how to address the cancer burden through comprehensive cancer control, founded on global coordination and strong health systems to achieve universal health coverage. Collaboration across sectors is critical to produce a stronger response at the primary health care level against this disease that needlessly claims the lives of millions of people around the world each year.

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Consultation highlights Government's commitment to universal health coverage

H.E. Minister of Health Dr Ghazi Al-Zaben H.E. the Prime Minister Dr Omar Al-Razzaz 20 January 2019 – Under the patronage of H.E. the Prime Minister Dr Omar Al-Razzaz, the Ministry of Health of Jordan, conducted a consultative meeting with a wide range of stakeholders to agree on pragmatic steps towards achieving universal health coverage in Jordan, in collaboration with the WHO country office in Jordan.

H.E. the Prime Minister expressed the Government's commitment to achieiving universal health coverage and health development. “There is the political will to reach universal health coverage as one of the government's top priorities, based on the instructions of His Majesty King Abdullah, who seeks to provide just, comprehensive and sustainable health insurance for all,” the Prime Minister stated. 

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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 10 053
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 74.3

Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

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