Category: Health Policy and Systems
Case Diagnosis: Jordan is recognized as one of the most important medical destinations in the region. Its position, climate, stability, hospitality, and on top of that the medical expertise that are present in Jordan today play very important role in this reputation especially when talking about medical tourism
Rehabilitation is provided by many entities with Ministry of Health (MOH) being on top of the list. The MOH provides comprehensive rehabilitation services provided by a team of physiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, psychosocial workers, and prosthesis & orthosis specialists.
Rehabilitation is gaining greater focus recently by the WHO, in fact, WHO is intending to make rehabilitation services an essential element in the strategic planning for the coming years. Such news was received with pleasure in Jordan, as we were seeking this for many years. The fact that the recently-opened channels with the WHO has led to important meetings and to the development of a shared-ground to proceed. This was also achieved by connecting through many international organizations such as Humanity & Inclusion.
The strategic planning for Rehabilitation in Jordan is facing many obstacles; including refugee crisis, economic crisis, lack of understanding of importance of rehab services among peer medical specialties, regression of the leading role of rehab providers, and also the lack of supervising unified umbrella to control the distraction in the distribution of rehab services.
Ali Al Rjoub– Head of specialty of PRM at Ministry of Health, Ministry of Health
jaber aldaod– Physical Medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Al Bashir Hospital - Ministry of Health
Natalia Mohammed– specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Al Bashir Hospital- Ministry of Health