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Joint collaboration programme 2016–2017

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HE Minister of Health Professor Dr Mahmoud Al-Sheyyab and WHO Representative to Jordan Dr Maria Cristina ProfiliHE Minister of Health Professor Dr Mahmoud Al-Sheyyab and WHO Representative to Jordan Dr Maria Cristina ProfiliAmman 18 August 2016 – HE Minister of Health Prof Dr Mahmoud Al-Sheyyab and WHO Representative to Jordan Dr Maria Cristina Profili signed today the joint collaboration programme (2016–2017) for Jordan. The selected programme areas, outcomes and country product/service of this document are reflecting the WHO Programme Budget 2016–2017.

The joint programme of collaboration between the Ministry of Health of Jordan and the World Health Organization is in line with WHO's reform and represents a strong commitment for achieving results and contributing to the national health agenda for improving health.

The selection of priority areas are aligned with the national health strategy and harmonized with the United Nations Assistance Framework (UNAF) of Jordan (2015–2017). These areas include communicable diseases, noncommunicable diseases, health through life-course programmes, health systems, emergency preparedness and response among other public health areas. 

The joint programme of collaboration between the Ministry of Health Jordan and the World Health Organization is operationalized and implemented through the workplan during the biennium 2016–2017.

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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