Jordan as a Healthcare Center of Excellence in the MENA Region
International Hospital Federation - IHF
| 21 days ago
30th September 2020
Positioned as a gateway to the Middle East, Jordan is one of the world’s most desirable locations for investment in health and wellness. One of Jordan’s primary assets in the medical services sector is its workforce, as the country boasts over 28,000 physicians most of whom are board-certified in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada or other European countries and a growing team of nurses that are experienced in state-of-the-art patient care.
Another asset in the Jordanian health and wellness sector is its competitive cost structure, which offers medical services at a low-risk platform to serve the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) market.
The healthcare system is well prepared for emergencies that were noticeable during the Arab Spring; since Jordan treated more than 150,000 wounded and sick patients from a number of neighboring Arab countries in a record period, and no infectious disease spread among these patients although they came from the infected population because of wars in their countries.
Jordan’s success is due to the importance it has placed on the development of quality healthcare as 9.3% of GDP is spent on healthcare. These expenditures include upgrading the medical facilities and equipment in addition to providing training opportunities for the healthcare providers which is reflected positively on the medical services provided for Jordanian and non-Jordanian patients. Read More