Project profile — Support to Jordan Health Fund for Refugees

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Support to Jordan Health Fund for Refugees - Overview
Government of Jordan (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011468)
2019-03-26 - 2022-03-31
Country / region • Jordan (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project supports Jordan’s Ministry of Health through the Jordan Heath Fund for Refugees in ensuring better health outcomes for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, particularly women and girls. Along with other donors, Canada's contribution offsets the additional costs of providing health services to Syrians through Jordan’s public health system. Project activities include: (1) providingprimary and secondary health care services in Ministry of Health facilities; and (2) procuring medicines, medical solutions, consumables and supplies. This multi-donor initiative expects to benefit more than 670,000 registered Syrian refugees in Jordan. As with all pooled fund projects, Canada works in close cooperation with other donors and the Government of Jordan to promote effective, transparent, and accountable country systems, increase donor coordination and harmonization and strengthen mutual accountability. This kind of assistance also fosters greater policy dialogue among donors, government, and partners, which helps to strengthen efforts for effective, focussed aid, and long-term development results. This project is continuously monitored and evaluated in coordination with other donors.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved provision of quality primary and secondary health services at Jordanian Ministry of Health facilities for Syrian refugees and; (2) expanded use of quality primary and secondary health services at Ministry of Health facilities by Syrian refugees.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) the Jordan Prime Minister’s office issued a policy that allows Syrian refugees access to the Ministry of Health (MoH) services at the same rate as non-insured Jordanians. The policy to include non-Syrian refugees came into effect as of June 2020. The new policy circulated to relevant directorates and health facilities to ensure all staff’s awareness of the policy and its implications; (2) the production of awareness and communication materials of the new policy and dissemination within MoH health facilities to increase access of Syrians to MoH facilities; (3) the Maternal and Child Health Directorate at MoH regularly conducted awareness activities on various health issues targeting women from the local community regardless of their nationality; (4) the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Al-Salt hospital was equipped with new incubators. This allowed MoH to accommodate the high number of children in need for NICU services among both Syrians and Jordanians and improve the quality of the provided health services; (5) The support provided through the Jordan Heath Fund for Refugees (JHFR) enabled Jordan to become one of the world’s first countries to start COVID-19 vaccinations for refugees. MoH has managed to vaccinate 424 Syrian refugees, representing approximately 11% of the total Syrians registered in the vaccination platform; (6) the JHFR Steering Committee approved a USD $10M allocation to COVID-19 response under its 2020 work plan. This COVID-19 funding helped the MoH expand its testing and case management procedures to monitor infections and provide care for the sick; and (7) the JHFR funded the construction of a new ICU building and surgical department in Al-Bashir Hospital to receive COVID-19 patients and rehabilitated isolation units in two hospitals.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
24-06-2021 Disbursement $53,333
24-06-2021 Disbursement $113,405
30-07-2021 Disbursement $67,556
03-03-2022 Disbursement $99,000
28-03-2022 Disbursement $69,000
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