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Key Facts:

Jordan is among the region’s highest spenders on education, investing more than 20.4% of its GDP to develop the labor force that it’s tailored to meet the needs of the market.

• Jordan’s literacy rate of 91% is among the highest in the Middle East.

• Over 200,000 students attend 26 universities and another 20,000 Jordanians are earning degrees abroad. More than 90% of Jordan’s physicians have studied and/or are accredited internationally.

• About 90% of the Jordanian physicians finish their education and medical specialization in the United States and European countries.

• 70% of Jordan’s population is under the age of 30, thereby creating opportunities for growing companies that want to serve the MENA region.

• Jordan’s business-friendly labor laws and regulations offer flexible options to employers.

• Females comprise 51% of undergraduate students, thereby offering companies a broad cross section of educated workers.

• Jordan’s density of physicians (26 per 10,000) is higher than any country in the MENA region, and rivals that of the United States.

• At 32 nurses per 10,000 population, Jordan’s density is comparable to Thailand (34 nurses per 10,000 population), which is one of the leading countries in the field.

• Jordan’s density of pharmacists at 14 per 10,000 population places the country among global leaders such as Japan (19 per 10,000 populations) and Finland (16 per 10,000 populations).

 


Medical Professionals and Achievements:

Jordan boasts significant expertise in a variety of medical specialties such as oncology, pediatrics, geriatrics, cardiac surgery, acute care, orthopedic, cosmetic surgery, psychiatry and drug addiction to name a few. Jordan has over 25,000 physicians, most of whom are board certified in the United States, the United Kingdom, or Germany, who are general practitioners as well as specialists. In cardiovascular surgery alone, Jordan has seven board certified and highly skilled surgeons whose reputations are known throughout the region. It has 26 physicians for every 10,000 population, which is one of the highest ratios in the region. Currently, Jordan has 63 private hospitals and 2 university hospitals that specialize in training and research, in addition to a number of government and military hospitals.

 In terms of specialty surgical procedures and care, Jordan has a long and impressive history of success. The following outlines the milestones in the country’s medical achievements:

 

·         First open heart surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1970

·         First kidney transplant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1972

·         First Laparoscopic Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1973

·         First Heart Transplant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985

·         First born IVF Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987

·         First Bone Marrow Transplant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995

·         First Cochlear Transplant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998

·         First Liver Transplant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004

·         First Stem Cell Transplant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2008

 

This project is funded by the European Union in cooperation with Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation. This publication has been product with the assistance of the European Union & Jordan Enterprise. The contents of this publication are the responsibility of Private Hospitals Association and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union & Jordan Enterprise.