Health Ministry, WHO sign $21m support agreement

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) Monday signed a country support program, supported by Qatar, for 2022–2023, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

Health Minister Feras Hawari said the agreement is aimed at bolstering the WHO's support for Jordan's health sector, adding that the country support program was developed to address national health priorities. He pointed that the Qatari support plan was developed in coordination between the Ministry of Health, the WHO office in Jordan on the basis of national health priorities, and the WHO’s 13th general program of action, the vision of the regional office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the UN frameworks in Jordan.

For her part, WHO Representative to Jordan Jamela Raiby said the WHO will support and implement areas of cooperation and activities under the main axes of universal health coverage, emergencies, population health, information and data, based on national health priorities.

The plan is based on the country cooperation agreement 2021–2025 between the ministry and the WHO that was signed at the latter’s regional office in Cairo.

The estimated cost of the plan is $21 million, which is a planned cost and does not indicate the funds available for implementation.

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