Health Care

Denmark, US grant Jordan USD 14 mln to support health sector

AMMAN, The Jordanian government signed on Sunday a USD 14 million joint grant agreement from the United States and Denmark to ease financial burden on the Jordanian Ministry of Health caused by huge numbers of Syrian refugees.

In a statement, the Jordanian Ministry of Planning said the agreement was signed by Minister of Planning Mary Kawar, Denmark Ambassador to Jordan, and USAID Mission Director in Jordan Ralph Koehring.

The statement quoted Kawar as expressing her gratitude to the governments of the United States and Denmark for their support in providing health care to Syrian refugees and to reduce the costs sustained by the ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, Jordanian Minister of Health, Dr. Ghazi Al-Zaban said during the signing ceremony the ministry was suffering shortage of in medicines and vaccines, pointing out that since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, the Jordanian government has offered free health care to Syrian refugees.

The number of Syrian refugees in Jordan is about 1.3 million refugees, according to the Jordanian Foreign Ministry.

Source: Kuwait News Agency