WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. The WHO Representative’s Office in Jordan supports the Government and health authorities at central and local level in strengthening health services, addressing public health issues and supporting and promoting research for health.
Since 1985 WHO Jordan has been at the forefront of a number of different health initiatives and projects. For 29 years it has garnered scientific evidence, promoted global strategies for eradication, elimination or prevention, and identified potential outbreaks.
Main areas of work in Jordan: Health system governance, human resources for health, health information and research, health financing, healthy lifestyle promotion and risk factor management, emergency interventions, cross-sectoral work including: environment, poverty, and gender.