Health Minister, UN envoy discuss boosting cooperation

Health Minister Feras Al-Hawari
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Health Minister Feras Al-Hawari on Tuesday discussed with UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Amman, Anders Pedersen, ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in the healthcare area.اضافة اعلان

In a statement the ministry on Wednesday said that the meeting was attended by a number of representatives of international bodies in Jordan, including the WHO, UNRWA, UNICEF, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA).

During the meeting, Al-Hawari hailed efforts made by Pedersen and the representatives of international institutions, who contributed to implementing many projects in healthcare and developing this sector, stressing that Jordan and the UN maintain cooperation to reach the largest  coverage for refugees in the Kingdom.

For his part, Pedersen reviewed the most prominent areas of cooperation with Jordan in the health domain, mainly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the talks, the UN side agreed to continue coordination and cooperation with the ministry within specific priorities, the most important of which is providing medical and primary healthcare services to reach comprehensive health coverage, and deal with non-communicable diseases, in addition to encouraging people to take the COVID-19 vaccine, the statement said.

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