CDC in Jordan

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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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CDC office (physical presence)
No U.S. Assignees
No Locally Employed


Jordan at a Glance

Population: 8,118,000
Per capita income: $11,910
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 77/73 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 17/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2015


Top 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

Page last reviewed: August 13, 2014
Content source: Global Health