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EMPHNET Participates in National Dialogue on Universal Health Coverage within Jordan
    EMPHNET Participates in National Dialogue on Universal Health Coverage within Jordan
    April 04, 2019   |  Jordan

    Jordan’s Higher Health Council and the World Health Organization Country Office in Jordan held a national dialogue for leaders under the title “Towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Jordan.” The dialogue took place between March 18 and 19, at the Dead Sea.

    Representatives of the Ministry of Health, the health private sector, universities, the Parliament of Jordan, EMPHNET, and non-governmental organizations participated in the discussions. They discussed issues relevant to ensuring financing for health service delivery and its enhancement through improving primary healthcare services and human resources’ capacity. In addition, they also explored means to improve the health system’s response to non-communicable diseases. After exploring a regional perspective on institutional setups and improved accountability mechanisms in the health system, the representatives discussed applying such a mechanism to the Jordanian health system.

    One of the important recommendations from this dialogue was related to emphasizing a shared understanding of UHC applied within the context of Jordan. Furthermore, they agreed on continuing and expanding this dialogue in order to ensure UHC application in Jordan.

    EMPHNET’s participation in this dialogue fortifies its role as a key player in Jordan’s health sector. It was also an important opportunity for the organization to exchange knowledge with partners and stakeholders in relevance to achieving universal health coverage within the country.