Jordan

Information for Patients
High quality healthcare in Jordan is concentrated in Amman but the general standard within the country is relatively high, with much on par with Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Healthcare is divided between public and private healthcare, with the former being financed by the Ministry of Health. Due to the high quality of the private sector, many Jordanians of financial means tend to opt for private if they can afford it, especially concerning home care.  A significant portion of healthcare in Jordan is provided via UN agencies to address key developmental issues in the rural parts of the country and the large amount of Palestinian and Syrian refugees in the country who do not have access to the health system. 


Information for Health Care Professionals
All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized by the local Jordanian embassy and submit to relevant medical bodies for examination and verification. Those offered a position in private sector will have to undergo further examination and certification prior to practicing in the Jordan. Fluency in Arabic is required in order to practice in Jordan. 

The language of medical instruction in Jordan is both Arabic and English.


Information for Travelers 
Jordan is extremely popular for medical tourism, especially from within the Arab world and North Africa due to the high quality of care in Jordan, mainly concentrated in Amman – the capital. In fact, King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman is the only specialized cancer hospital within the entire Middle East. While many doctors can speak English fluently, the main language of communication in Jordan is Arabic – and particularly the Levantine Arabic dialect.  

There are no vaccinations needed prior to travel to Jordan.

Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: http://www.moh.gov.jo 

 

 

References:
http://www.who.int/countries/jor/en/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5407425/
http://www.jordan-hospital.com/Contents/Healthcare_in_Jordan.aspx
https://www.jordantimes.com/opinion/mahmoud-al-abed/healthcare-problem-matter-quality-and-dignity