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Royal Medical Services receives 2 mobile clinics with support from Kuwait

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Mobile_medical_clinicsOctober 2016 – Royal Medical Services recently received 2 mobile clinics from WHO, funded by the generous support of the State of Kuwait to support Jordanians and refugees affected by the Syrian crisis and to provide treatment to patients in remote areas.

The ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Royal Medical Services in Amman, and was attended by Kuwait's Ambassador to Jordan Dr Amad Al-Duaij, Royal Medical Service General Director Dr Muein Al Habashneh and WHO Representative to Jordan Dr Maria Cristina Profili.

Al-Duaij stressed the depth and strength of relations between Kuwait and Jordan in various fields, praising bilateral cooperation in the field of health and medical care. The Kuwaiti ambassador praised the role played by Jordan's Royal Medical Services and its optimum use of available resources through medical qualified personnel and modern techniques. He highlighted the importance of benefiting from Jordan's expertise in this area. He also expressed appreciation of Kuwaiti leadership, governance and its people in strengthening relations with Jordan and providing necessary support and aid to the large number of Syrian refugees in Jordan thorough WHO. He praised WHO’s efforts in the humanitarian field. 

Dr Al Habashneh praised Kuwait's continued support to Jordan and WHO. He added that Kuwait's financing of the project was clear evidence of fruitful cooperation in the provision of medical and health care.

WHO Representative in Jordan Dr Profili said that the Kuwait Fund's donations to WHO has saved the lives and addressed the health needs of millions of people affected by the conflict in Syria. The much needed funds have been used to provide essential health care – donation of the mobile medical clinics is a good example of this,” Dr Profili added. 

WHO thanks Kuwait for the support it has provided to the Organization’s programmes throughout the years. 

Related links

Kuwait supports insulin-dependent Syrians, 8 June 2016

Kuwait boosts treatments for chronic diseases in Syria, 6 April 2016

WHO welcomes new Kuwait donation for Syrians in need, 14 June 2015

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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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