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The rapid population growth in Jordan is the most fundamental element that increases poverty and an immediate measure is required for it. Japan has supported the project for the people to be familiar with the family planning.
With regard to the medical sector, medical care in remote areas is not enough in terms of medical facilities and knowledge of the staffs. Japan has concerned with the increasing gap of the accessibility to the medical care between urban and rural areas.
Major Projects1. The family planning and gender in development project in Karak and Southern Ghour
This project focuses on enhancing the capacities of women in the areas of family planning, reproductive health, and socioeconomic activities through the awareness and behavioral change sessions, the income generating programs and the support to the Maternal and Child Health Centers.
- This initiative contributes to the improvement of the living standards of the people in the areas.
2. Project of Machinery supply to the Hospitals
(Grant Aid: 13.3 million US Dollars in FY1994, 1997)
(Grant Aid: 4.5 million US Dollars signed in FY2006) ...jump
Japan has supported the improvement of medical equipment to be installed at various local hospitals in Jordan to improve the accessibility to the medical care in rural areas, and also provided the University of Jordan with the medical equipment to upgrade its qualitative and quantitative medical services and extend its training program for health care worker nationwide.
- The grant in FY2006 is for Al-Basheer Hospital in Amman, and hospitals in Karak and Ma’an
- The aid in FY2006 to provide highly qualified medical equipment in relation to diagnostic imaging system, surgical operations gears, intensive care units, and obstetrics and gynecology departments’ requirements
Voice from the beneficiaryFrom Ms. Asreyeh Al Nawasrehz,
Member of Community Support Team, a participant in the family planning project
"Through my work with JICA, I have benefited from many training courses. I now have the correct information and I am able to pass it on to others in my society."
From Eng. Ali Sleiman Al Ouneh,
Facilitator for male awareness, a participant in the family planning project
"I was a beneficiary of all project activities as, on family level, my whole family participated in most of the festivals and awareness workshops. They benefited from learning about religion, family planning, reproductive health and gender in development from religious leaders and doctors. ....As for myself, and especially during official holidays, I do not hesitate to prepare a meal for all members of my family."
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