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CDC has been working in Jordan since 1998 to build human workforce capacity and to improve the use of data at all levels of the Ministry of Health. CDC also helps strengthen health systems and develop surveillance for a variety of health risk areas, including infectious diseases and chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and stroke.

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iconJordan at a Glance

Population: 6,318,400
Per capita income: $5,730
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 74/72 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 23/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare 2010
  1. Ischemic Heart Disease 18%
  2. Cancer 15%
  3. Stroke 12%
  4. Diabetes 7%
  5. Congenital Abnormalities 4%
  6. Chronic Kidney Disease 4%
  7. Road Injuries 4%
  8. Lower-Respiratory Infection 3%
  9. Pre-Term Birth Complications 2%
  10. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2%

What CDC Is Doing

  • Mortality reporting system is established and ongoing
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System focusing on noncommunicable diseases is established and supported by the MoH
  • FETP is an established regional training program which produces graduates that assume public health leadership positions throughout the region
  • Page last reviewed: August 13, 2014
  • Page last updated: August 13, 2014
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