European Union supports World Health Organization to develop Jordan’s primary health care services under COVID-19

November 2, 2020
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Under the “Jordan Health Programme for Syrian Refugees and Vulnerable Jordanians”, the European Union has committed €43 million to support the World Health Organization (WHO)’s efforts to strengthen Jordan’s primary health care services. The funds will allow the WHO to support the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and improve Primary Health Care, while expanding access to services to vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees.

This three-year long programme funded by the EU, through its Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, “Madad”, includes, among other actions, support to the immediate needs of the Ministry of Health in response to COVID-19, as identified in the National Preparedness and Response Plan to COVID-19.

The Health Programme provides routine vaccines, cold chain equipment, cars for the Ministry of Health’s vaccination teams to reach population in remote areas, laboratory equipment and COVID-19 diagnostic kits to expand the Central Public Health Laboratory testing capability, personal protective equipment for health workers and rapid response teams conducting contact tracing, flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines – when available.


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Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis

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  • Jordan