AECID and EU Fund Healthcare Project

Amman — The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) inaugurated a €22-million EU-funded project to battle and manage non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through primary healthcare services in several areas such as Tafileh, Mafraq, and Ajloun.

The challenges faced by the health system shall be analyzed by the “Care” project, improving the management of non-communicable diseases and dealing with the leading causes of these diseases, such as smoking use, obesity, and inactive lifestyles.

The project targets the Jordanians and Syrian refugees and the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis or the Madad Fund.

The Ministry of Health, through its Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases secretary, Raed Al-Shboul, explained the project aims to boost essential healthcare services, procure equipment, devices, and systems, and improve the capability of healthcare employees.

On her part, Ambassador of the European Union to Jordan, Maria Hadjitheodosiou, indicated that this intervention addresses the challenges facing the Jordanian health system, including the coronavirus pandemic, which strained essential health services is designed to enhance the accessibility and efficiency primary healthcare.

The Spanish ambassador in Jordan, Aranzazu Banon Davalos, asserted that reducing mortality through deference and treatment is a strategic tract of cooperation, pointing up that Spain, as a member of the European Union and supporter of Jordan in the health field. He added that helping the Jordanian government is the best way to move towards achieving development goals, sustainable development, and dealing with the effects of the Syrian crisis by strengthening essential public services.