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UNFPA Supports Eliminating preventable Maternal Deaths in Jordan

Amman- Jordan, March 5, 2020 The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Jordan’s office has supported a two-day national consultation workshop, which was conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH) at the Mövenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea on the 5th and 6th of March 2020. The workshop aimed to review and adopt the guidelines and clinical pathways for prevention and management of maternal mortality causes in Jordan. Among the participants were members of the National Advisory Group for maternal mortality. Also within the participants were a number of specialists representing all actors within the health care system in Jordan, from both the public and private sectors, as well as the Royal Medical Services RMS, a number of educational hospitals, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The significance of this workshop stems from being the first step in a series of many of the maternal mortality response implementation plan that was endorsed by MoH at the end of February 2020.

This step shall build on the distinguished partnership between UNFPA Jordan and the Ministry especially in providing comprehensive high-quality services in the field of reproductive health with the aim to eliminate maternal mortalities. Moreover, the outcome of this partnership is consistent with one UNFPA’s strategic goals for the year 2030, which is “Zero Preventable Maternal Deaths”. Having said that, UNFPA Jordan reaffirms its commitment to supporting the national system in monitoring and responding to maternal deaths in order to determine the causes, and ultimately address and eliminate them.

In his closing remarks, Mr. Bouchta Mourabit, UNFPA’s Humanitarian Coordinator stressed UNFPA’s continuous support to the Ministry of Health to successfully implement the plan by producing, publishing and distributing the clinical guidelines and pathways for prevention and management of maternal mortality causes in Jordan. Furthermore, UNFPA is committed to build the capacity of healthcare providers as per the newly adopted guidelines.