The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


Strengthening health services across Jordan

In partnership with the government of Japan, UNOPS is working with the Royal Medical Services of Jordan to improve critical health services across the country.

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  • This article was originally published 04 April 2023.

Project updates:

4 March 2024

  • A handover ceremony attended by the Embassy of Japan, Royal Medical Services and UNOPS marked the end of the project. In total, UNOPS delivered 92 renal dialysis units, 28 patient monitors and devices to test the equipment to health facilities across Jordan.

  • Mr. Okuyama Jiro, Ambassador of Japan to Jordan, said: “We hope that strengthening RMS’s health facilities will significantly contribute to addressing several key challenges in Jordan’s health sector, securing equitable access and improving quality of healthcare for both Jordanians and Syrian refugees.”

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Supporting Jordan's Royal Medical Services

In Jordan, new medical equipment provided by UNOPS with funding from the government of Japan is helping to improve healthcare at facilities run by the Royal Medical Services.

With Jordan currently hosting a large number of Syrian refugees combined with a growing population, the country's healthcare system is under pressure.

With $1.7 million in funding from the government of Japan, UNOPS will procure essential medical equipment to strengthen the Royal Medical Services (RMS) and improve critical health services for people across the country.

“Responding to immediate humanitarian needs and providing assistance for social stabilization are the top priorities for Japan’s development cooperation policy in Jordan,” said H.E. Okuyama Jiro, Ambassador of Japan to Jordan.

“We hope that our assistance will ease the burden of Jordan in offering essential services to vulnerable people,” he added.

“The support by the government of Japan and UNOPS will help RMS facilities continually improve the quality of the medical care they provide to those who need it most, when they need it most,” said Brigadier General Dr. Yousef Zureikat, Director of the Royal Medical Services.

UNOPS will procure renal dialysis units and medical equipment for the selected health facilities.

This project complements earlier interventions that have enhanced the capacity of the Royal Medical Services to respond to increased demand for health services in Jordan.

Muhammad Usman Akram - Director of UNOPS Multi-Country Office in Amman

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