Germany gives 39 million euros to support center for disease control

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AMMAN — Jordan’s Minister of Finance Mohammad Al-Ississ, and President of National Center for Disease Control and Prevention Raeda Al-Qutob, signed an agreement on Tuesday with the KfW German Reconstruction Bank. اضافة اعلان

The agreement provides up to 39 million euros to support the Jordanian government and the center. 

According to a statement issued by the center, Qutob stated that the agreement demonstrated the German government’s commitment to cooperation efforts between the Kingdom and Germany development fields.

The funding will also strengthen the national capacity of the Kingdom’s health system in dealing with and combating epidemics and pandemics.

New construction of a centerThe allocated amount includes construction of a permanent building for the center, the provision of advanced equipment and technologies used in developed countries, and laboratories equipped with modern laboratory, health, and computerized technologies.

The support will also benefit government entities related to the center’s work and will quality and train various cadres.

Qutob emphasized that the German government's support comes at an appropriate time, as the world faces many health challenges due to the spread of epidemics and pandemics that require more coordination and support at the national, regional, and global levels.

She added that the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for a specialized center in this field.

The establishment of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention came with the aim of coordinating all national efforts concerned with preparedness, readiness, and response to current and future health threats,.

It also aimed to enhance health security in the Kingdom, by supporting healthcare providers and using scientific methods to prevent epidemics and pandemics, non-communicable diseases, health risks, and their control, and preserving biological security.

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