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Jordan reviews national strategic health plan

8 May 2017 – The Ministry of Health of Jordan requested support from the WHO country office to review and update its strategic health plan for 2013–2017 in order to develop its plan for the next 5 years.

Universal health coverage has been identified as a top priority, and is reinforced by target 8 of Sustainable Development Goal 3 "Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all". Health policies and plans that are being reoriented to make progress towards universal health coverage are also advancing capacity in the Ministry of Health.  

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Launching of Jordan Non-Communicable Disease Alliance

Participants at the launch of the Jordan NCD Alliance gather for a photographParticipants at the launch of the Jordan NCD Alliance gather for a photograph24 April 2017, Amman, Jordan – Under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness, Princess Ghida Talal, and with support from the Amman Chamber of Commerce, the Jordan Non-Communicable Disease Alliance was officially launched on 4 April. It was established by various non-profit civil society organizations, and is modelled on similar global and regional coalitions.

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Events

Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week 2017

Amman, 14 May 2017 – In collaboration with Jordan Road Traffic Insatiate, Greater Amman Municipality and Royal Health Awareness Society, World Health Organization in Jordan marked the fourth United Nations Global...

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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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