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OBSTETRICS AND NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT CONSTRUCTION
July 20, 2022

Jordan has made considerable progress in improving maternal and child health outcomes. For example, in recent decades, Jordan has cut the under-five mortality rate by almost half and reduced the infant mortality rate by more than 40%. However, significant challenges remain and are exacerbated by a declining national health budget, a growing population, a large influx of refugees due to regional conflicts, and aging and overcrowded health facilities.

NUTRITION INNOVATION LAB
July 20, 2022

Exclusive breastfeeding ranks as the number one preventative child survival intervention globally. The Jordan Population and Family and Health Survey of 2017-2018 found that although breastfeeding is common, only 26 percent of infants are exclusively breastfed during the first six months of life, and usually for less than a month—far below the recommended six months.

LOCAL HEALTH SYSTEM SUSTAINABILITY
July 20, 2022

While Jordan has a talented health workforce, until 2018 there was no requirement for healthcare providers to complete continuing professional development to advance their skills, nor a national system to track the renewal of their licenses to practice.

JOINT FINANCING ARRANGEMENT
July 20, 2022

Jordan is currently home to more than 770,000 UNHCR-registered refugees representing 56 nationalities, including approximately 670,000 registered Syrians. At the beginning of the crisis in Syria, Jordan provided UNHCR-registered Syrians fleeing conflict with free access to public sector healthcare services.

HEALTH SERVICES QUALITY ACCELERATOR
July 20, 2022

Jordan has made considerable progress in improving reproductive, maternal, and child health outcomes. For example, in recent decades, Jordan has achieved a 23 percent reduction in the total fertility rate and cut the under-five mortality rate by almost half. However, significant challenges remain and are exacerbated by a declining national health budget, a growing population, a large influx of refugees due to regional conflicts, old and overcrowded health facilities, and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Last updated: July 20, 2022

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