J-CDC and IOM sign MOU to enhance migrant healthcare

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AMMAN — The Jordan Center for Disease Control (J-CDC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have formalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening healthcare services for migrants and reinforcing public health systems. The agreement underscores the importance of equitable access to healthcare in alignment with sustainable development goals.اضافة اعلان

According to a statement, both organizations have previously collaborated on health-related initiatives within Jordan, focusing on public health emergency responses, communicable disease surveillance systems, and consultancy services for public health strategies, including those related to border health and migration. The signing of this memorandum signifies an intensified commitment to cooperation in areas of shared interest.

The partnership encompasses a range of initiatives, including the integration of migrants into national health strategies and improved emergency response capabilities to meet J-CDC's requirements. Collaborative efforts will also extend to vaccination campaigns, disease surveillance, and public health actions to enhance global health resilience.

Under this partnership, IOM and J-CDC will engage in knowledge exchange, shared research, publication of findings, and collaboration on migration-related public health plans. The strategic partnership aims to develop innovative solutions at the intersection of health and migration.

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The agreement was formally endorsed through the signatures of Dr. Mohammad Alyahya, acting president of the J-CDC, and Kurt Tajma, IOM Jordan Chief of Mission.

Alyahya, emphasized the significance of the collaboration, stating, "This collaboration marks a significant advancement in our ongoing efforts to strengthen public health resilience. Through this Memorandum of Understanding, J-CDC and IOM are committed to driving meaningful change in border health and overall public health prevention, preparedness response, and resilience. Our shared vision is to establish a stronger foundation for a healthier and more secure future for our nation."

Meanwhile, Tajma added, "This collaborative effort builds upon IOM's commitment to promoting safe and orderly migration. By working alongside J-CDC, we aim to enhance the capacity of health professionals, ensuring they possess the necessary skills to provide effective healthcare services to migrants and host communities."

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