Jordan

Ministry of Health, UN agencies and partners in Jordan celebrate World No Tobacco Day

Jordan_WNTD19 June 2018 – Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, World No Tobacco Day focuses on tobacco and heart disease. The campaign’s slogan is “Tobacco breaks hearts. Choose health, not tobacco”.

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Ministry of Health and partners conduct a one day SIMEX for managing health emergency

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Amman, Jordan, 13 February 2018 – The Ministry of Health and key partners carried out a one day SIMEX exercise at the Ministry’s Public Health Emergency Operations Centre, under the guidance of the Crisis Management Unit, to assess the Ministry’s Emergency Response Plan and associated Standard Operating Procedures responding to health emergencies.

His Excellency Minister of Health Dr Mahmoud Al-Sheyyab said that this exercise was important as it provided an opportunity to test and evaluate the readiness of the ministry and the authorities concerned to ensure better efficiency and effectiveness in the response to a significant outbreak that may occur.

Dr Maria Cristina Profili, World Health Organization Representative to Jordan, thanked H.E and the Ministry for the strong commitment on health preparedness activities in ensuring appropriate response in case of crises to save the lives of people in Jordan.

It was the first time that newly developed health emergency plan and procedures to respond rapidly to a new disease have been tested.

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    Ministry of Health and partners conduct a one day SIMEX for managing health emergency

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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