Activities 2015 International Activity Report
Restrictions on working and reductions in international aid have made it even harder for Syrian refugees living in Jordan to access healthcare.
One of the few stable countries in the region, Jordan has registered over 600,000 Syrian refugees (UNHCR, the UN refugee agency) since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, and its infrastructure is understandably under pressure. Since November 2014, Syrians have had to pay to access healthcare in public hospitals, but their resources have been diminishing as they are not allowed to work legally in the country. International funding has also decreased.
There is a huge need for treatment for non-communicable diseases and in 2015 MSF expanded a project offering care to Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians with hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In Irbid governorate, activities continued at the Ministry of Health’s Ibn Sina primary health clinic and a second clinic, Ibn Rushd was opened in mid-April in partnership with a local NGO. Home visits were introduced in August. Over 20,000 consultations were conducted for new patients at these clinics over the course of the year.
Year MSF first worked in the country: 2006.
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