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Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Jordan 2016

With a long history of advanced surgery, a well-established medical tourism industry and more than 60 private hospitals and clinics, the health care sector in Jordan has long been regarded as a regional example of excellence. For many years, the kingdom has been more advanced than most other countries in the Middle East by many international health indicators, but the escalating emergency and...

 

While education is highly prized in Jordan, a university degree in itself does not guarantee employment. As many as 39.8% of unemployed Jordanians had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2013, according to the most recent “Employment and Unemployment Survey”. Among the reasons for this, a frequently cited problem is a mismatch between the skills...

 

The country boasts impressive levels of educational achievement, including nearly universal literacy and primary school enrolment, as well as high levels of university enrolment by regional standards. However, the sector does face challenges as well. These include what many argue is a mismatch between curricula and the needs of the country’s...

 

As one of the Middle East’s pre-eminent medical tourism destinations and a regional leader in pharmaceuticals production, Jordan’s efforts to attract overseas patients are set to drive growth in the private hospital segment in the coming years.

Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Jordan2015

Jordan is one of the Middle East’s pre-eminent medical tourism destinations and a regional leader in pharmaceuticals production, with the kingdom’s efforts to attract further overseas patients set to drive growth in the private hospital segment in the coming years. Around 250,000 medical tourists visited Jordan in 2014 and this number is set to increase, with Saudi Arabia recently approving...

Literacy rates and school attendance are high in Jordan thanks to a cultural emphasis on education. Nearly half of those old enough to go to university are enrolled in them. Spending on research as a proportion of GDP is also very high by regional standards. Jordan’s universities have a good reputation in the region and a substantial proportion of their students come...

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