Ministry receives 50 vehicles in support for vaccination program

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AMMAN — The European Union's (EU) Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (Madad) has provided 50 vehicles to the Ministry of Health for the purpose of supporting primary health care and achieving high-quality vaccination for Jordanians and refugees, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.    اضافة اعلان

According to a ministry statement released on Thursday, this initiative was also funded by Germany in an effort to improve emergency preparedness and response.

The ministry explained that with EU assistance, the World Health Organization (WHO) in Jordan purchased 34 vehicles for the ministry's vaccination program, including two refrigerated trucks, 16 pickup trucks, and 16 minibuses, in addition to two mini trucks, two refrigerated trucks, and 12 small vehicles provided by the German government.

Minister of Health Firas Hawari thanked the EU and Germany for continuing to support Jordan's health sector and immunization campaigns for those at risk for COVID-19.

For her part, EU Ambassador Maria Hadjitheodosiou expressed hope that these vehicles would make it easier for all Jordanians to receive "life-saving" vaccinations, adding that the EU's support for the Jordanian government was an investment in ensuring universal, high-quality, and affordable healthcare.

"We are pleased that our support to WHO will help spread Covid vaccination in Jordan," said German Ambassador Bernhard Kampmann, noting that Germany has been a strong partner to the Kingdom and WHO during the pandemic.

WHO Representative in Jordan Jamila Al-Rabi stated that the organization supports the health ministry's efforts to expand vaccination reach and expressed gratitude to the EU and Germany for their assistance.

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