Epidemiologists meet CDC delegation

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AMMAN — The Jordanian National Center for Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases Control (JCDC) met with a visiting delegation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The team from the US federal health agency, headed by Regional Director of the Middle East and North Africa Heather Burke, arrived in the Kingdom on Sunday on a several-day visit.

JCDC’s Chief Raeda Al-Qutob discussed cooperation with the CDC combating epidemics and infectious diseases, promoting public health practices to fight such diseases and bioterrorism threats, and boosting Jordan’s health surveillance and information systems.

Qutob said the center was established upon a Royal directive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to curb the spread of diseases, in coordination with regional and global partners.

The delegation’s visit followed a series of virtual meetings with the center in this field with the aim of benefiting from their 70-year expertise and pave the way for further future collaboration and the exchange of know-how, she said.

In addition to setting up a disease information system through multi-sectoral monitoring, the JCDC also seeks to launch a monitoring system and laboratory information network.

The center has full government support to address hindrances to its work, she said, noting cooperation with the ministries of health and digital economy to build a database.

The JCDC is organizing a series of meetings between the US agency and Jordanian officials, and government and global entities.

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