Jordan praised for COVID-19 crisis management, says minister

Ministry of Health
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AMMAN — Jordan has been hailed as a model for its effective handling of the COVID-19 health crisis, according to the Minister of Health, Firas Al-Hawari. اضافة اعلان

Marking the May 5, 2023 announcement from the World Health Organization that COVID-19 global emergency is over, he added that the Kingdom’s leadership and people should be proud of their performance.

This performance, he said, prevented the Kingdom’s health system from collapsing and helped it maintain a lower death rate compared to other countries, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

His remarks came during a five-day workshop held by WHO Global Outbreak and Response Network in which the Kingdom participated alongside 70 other experts worldwide to discuss its strategy.

National strategyThe minister highlighted that the Kingdom focused its efforts on building a national strategy that took into account the recovery plan, the health system’s stability, and the medical personnel’s rehabilitation and training.

He added, that in comparison to many countries, the Kingdom avoided many surges and was one of the first countries to secure and distribute vaccines to all people within its borders.

The workshop seeks to maintain strategic focus over the next four years to ensure preparedness and response to public health emergencies.

The strategy’s theme is aimed at implementing a community-focused approach, renewing commitment to investing in the global workforce in public health emergencies, and enhancing collaborative responses.

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