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Amman hosts emergency support team for Syrian Arab Republic

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WHO has established an emergency support team in Amman to provide technical and operational support to its offices in the Syrian Arab Republic and the neighbouring countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and Turkey. Hosted by WHO’s office in Amman, the team will comprise international experts in public health, epidemiology, information management and logistical support.

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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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