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World Diabetes Day 2014 “Go Blue for Breakfast!”

WHO staff wearing blue in a happy groupWHO Jordan staff gather in support for Go Blue for Breakfast On Thursday 13 November, World Health Organization (WHO) staff in Jordan came together to mark World Diabetes Day over a shared healthy breakfast. The “Go Blue for Breakfast” initiative is one of a number of World Diabetes Day campaign activities suggested by the International Diabetes Federation to raise awareness around diabetes and highlight the importance of healthy eating in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

More than 40 staff from a variety of nationalities joined in the breakfast, contributing traditional dishes from their respective cuisines.

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World Health Organization in Jordan celebrates World Mental Health Day 2014

H.E Minister of Health Dr Ali Hyasat delivering his speech during World Mental Health Day 2014 celebration H.E Minister of Health Dr Ali Hyasat delivering his speech during the World Mental Health Day 2014 celebration Under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein, WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, partners and beneficiaries including “Our Step Association”, International Federation of Medical Students Association (Jordan), Caritas Jordan, and International Medical Corps celebrated World Mental Health Day 2014 on 13 October with the theme “Living with schizophrenia”.

In her remarks, WHO Representative to Jordan Dr Maria Cristina Profili highlighted the interconnectedness between physical, mental and social aspects of health, emphasizing their importance in contributing to enhanced social capital and economic development. Mental health is intrinsic to people’s quality of life and their participation as effective members of society, she noted.

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Events

National consultation on women and health 14 October 2014, Irbid, Jordan

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Jordan in collaboration with the National Women's Health Care Centre (NWHCC), conducted a national consultation on women and health in Irbid governorate on 14...

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In focus

Iraqi refugees manage their diabetes in Jordan

On the second floor of a building in downtown Amman, my colleague and I are ushered past a room of waiting people and into the reception area of Jordan Health...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population in thousands 6113
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 8
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 19.1
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 2.4
Life expectancy 73.0

Source: Country statistical profiles (2013)

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