- More than 600,000 Syrians fleeing war have sought safety in Jordan, mainly in urban areas. As a result, the need for basic services such as healthcare has vastly increased.
- Médecins Sans Frontières runs a maternity hospital in Irbid, northern Jordan, providing free healthcare to help meet the needs of a large number of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians.
- Ante- and postnatal outpatient consultations and basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care are available.
- In October, Médecins Sans Frontières launched a mental health programme for children showing signs of distress from war and displacement.
- A team also started a pilot project in mid-December, offering free medical care to Syrian refugees and underprivileged Jordanians with chronic diseases, mostly diabetes and hypertension, at a government clinic in Irbid.
Trauma surgery in Ar Ramtha
- Just a few kilometres from the border with Syria’s Daraa governorate, Médecins Sans Frontières provides emergency surgery for wounded Syrians in Ar Ramtha hospital.
- In March, Médecins Sans Frontières opened a post-operative care facility in Zaatari refugee camp. This 40-bed facility is for war-wounded patients transferred from Ar Ramtha and other hospitals in Jordan.
- Mental health support and physical therapy are also offered.
Reconstructive surgery in Amman
- Médecins Sans Frontières' reconstructive surgery programme in Amman provides a critical service for victims – many of them children – of conflict in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
- Patients are referred through a network of doctors in the region and surgeons carry out orthopaedic, maxillofacial and plastic reconstructive surgery free of charge to help patients recover from devastating injuries.
- An outpatient department also provides consultations for Syrians who have undergone operations elsewhere and need post-operative care.
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Médecins Sans Frontières first began working in Jordan in 2006 and at the end of 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières had 209 staff working in Jordan.