NCD Non-Communicable Diseases in Jorda
Jordan hosts over 700,000 refugees, according to the UNHCR, many of whom reside in camps or have settled in the country.

Refugees endure extremely limited access to healthcare in Jordan. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn in the country have significantly affected Jordanians and refugees alike.

Our reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman treats war-wounded patients and victims of violence coming from countries such as Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. The hospital provides life-changing reconstructive surgery for those inflicted with burns, gun shots and other war injuries, while also providing physiotherapy and mental health support.

In addition, our teams provide medical consultations for non-communicable diseases (NCD) in Irbid and Ramtha, northern Jordan. We also deliver NCD medication to people on a daily basis through home visits, while mental health consultations are carried out in-clinic or remotely.

Our teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Our activities in 2021 in Jordan

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2021.

MSF in Jordan in 2021 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continued to run healthcare programmes in Jordan for Syrian refugees, vulnerable host communities and war-wounded patients from across the Middle East in 2021.

We were also involved in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic again this year, as we transformed part of our reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman into COVID-19 wards in March and April, admitting moderately ill patients who required oxygen therapy.  

In addition, we supported COVID-19 activities inside Zaatari camp, monitoring the condition of confirmed patients and their contacts, and transferring those in need of care to our treatment centre. More serious cases were referred to the public hospital in Mafraq.  

Our reconstructive surgery programme for war-wounded patients from Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Palestine steadily resumed its activities after the COVID-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions. The hospital is unique in that it offers orthopaedic, plastic and maxillofacial surgery, as well as a package of holistic care services to ensure that people make a full physical and mental recovery. This includes physiotherapy, pain management, mental healthcare, social support and even a school for child patients.     

At the end of 2021, we handed over our project in Irbid governorate to the Ministry of Health and other NGOs present in the area. Our clinics in Irbid had provided Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians with treatment for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and hypertension, leading causes of death in the region. Our services included medical and mental healthcare, psychosocial support, physiotherapy, health education and home-based care. 


in 2021
 MSF clinic -  Zaatari camp

MSF brings down the curtain on one of its largest interventions in the country

Project Update 31 Jan 2022
MSF COVID-19 intervention in Jordan's Zaatari camp
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF responds as COVID-19 arrives in Jordan’s largest refugee camp

Project Update 28 Oct 2020
MSF Aden trauma hospital
Antibiotic resistance

Why bacteria love war-wounds

Project Update 18 Nov 2019
Mental Health Session 2

Mental health and the work of planting hope

Voices from the Field 17 Oct 2018
Bilal - Psychologist

The less visible humanitarian crisis: Refugee mental health needs in urban Jordan

Voices from the Field 17 Oct 2018
Syrian Refugees Ramtha hospital Jordan

Lack of patients forces closure of Ramtha surgical project

Project Update 11 Jun 2018