Strengthening HRH in Jordan

Empowering women to advance in healthcare leadership promotes a better response to the health needs of an entire population. HRH2030’s research into women’s leadership roles in Jordan’s health sector brought forth several recommendations including the establishment of a women’s health leadership network—what became the...

Photo: USAID Director of Population and Family Health Office Daniel Sinclair delivering his speech during the launch National HRH Strategy Launch Event on October 15, 2018. Without a strong and motivated health workforce, Jordan is at risk of reversing progress made in regards to human resources...

“Having a qualified and trained health workforce is a key factor in Jordan’s distinguished health status,” noted High Health Council Secretary General Dr. Mohammad Tarawneh on March 27, 2018 at the approval of Jordan’s new human resources for health (HRH) strategy. “Through the National...

Video (June 25, 2018, short/2:35, long/6:17): On June 25, HRH2030 facilitated a national event in Jordan to promote women’s leadership in the health sector. At the event, HRH2030 disseminated its recent research on “Barriers and Enablers of Women’s Career Progression to Management Positions in...

Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein, HRH2030 facilitated a national event on June 25 to promote women’s leadership in the health sector. Minister of Health, H.E. Prof. Mahmoud Al Sheyyab welcomed close to 250 health and gender stakeholders, noting that...

To best strategize ways to reduce gender inequalities in Jordan’s public and private health sectors and to promote qualified women into the decision-making sphere, stakeholders, including government and health institutions, need to understand the barriers and enablers to women’s career advancement to management positions...

On May 9, 2018, HRH2030 joined government officials and healthcare professionals to launch the health professional relicensure bylaw. The bylaw, drafted with technical and operational support from HRH2030, requires healthcare professionals to renew their licenses on the basis of continuing education in order to...

The Jordan Ministry of Health spends more than 45 percent of its general budget on salaries and benefits for more than 30,000 people. Still, a lack of data to identify staffing needs and make appropriate staffing decisions often creates inefficiencies. To overcome the data gap,...

On April 1, 2018, the government of Jordan officially enacted the new Bylaw for Health Professional License Renewal No. (46) with technical assistance from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) HRH2030 program. The regulation requires all health professionals to renew their licenses...

While women account for more than 50 percent of the health workforce in Jordan, they are underrepresented in top management roles. Initial results from recent HRH2030 research in the country reveal that 57 percent of 2,082 female health workers surveyed report having fewer opportunities...