An overview of the Jordanian health sector

Jordan is the gateway to the Middle East and one of the most attractive countries in the world for medical investments and hospital resorts, and provides several advantages, including medical tourism, health resorts, biomedical research, advanced pharmaceutical industry and the production of natural skin care products that are used as a treatment for a number of skin diseases and extracted from the Dead Sea and rich in natural minerals. concentrated.
The abundance of qualified medical and nursing cadres is one of the most important components of the development of medical tourism in Jordan, as the number of doctors in the Kingdom has reached more than 35,000 Jordanian doctors, and many of them have obtained international certificates from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany and other countries of the world, in addition to the presence of cadres Qualified and trained nurses to provide health care services to patients.
The Jordanian government is working to encourage and promote investment in the health and hospital sectors through the Ministry of Investment and to provide an attractive investment environment.
One of the most distinguishing features of medical services in Jordan is the cost competitiveness and high quality of medical services provided, as Jordan is considered the first in the Middle East and North Africa in medical tourism.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is one of the most health-conscious countries, and Jordan occupies an advanced rank in terms of spending on health care as a percentage of GDP, as these expenditures include raising the level of health facilities and medical equipment and providing training opportunities for professional cadres in the field of health services and support services, which is reflected positively on the provision of medical services Distinctive for Jordanian and non-Jordanian patients
  Historically, it is known that Jordan achieved a number of medical achievements at the regional level, as shown in the following table:


First open heart surgery 1970
The first kidney transplant 1972
The first heart transplant 1985
The first stem cell transplant 1985
First IVF baby 1987
The first bone marrow transplant 1995
The first cochlear implant surgery 1998
The first liver transplant 2004
First transcatheter aortic valve implantation 2009
The first operation to separate Siamese twins 2021


Jordan has become a destination for treating patients from all countries, as Jordan hosts more than 250,000 patients annually from all over the world to benefit from Jordan's therapeutic and hospital advantages, and the total income generated from medical tourism exceeds one billion dollars annually.

One of the most important factors that encourage patients to choose Jordan is the availability of high quality medical services at competitive prices. Jordanian hospitals provide treatment packages for the most demanding operations for medical tourism.

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Jordanian manpower 

    • Jordan is one of the countries that spends the most on education and workforce development.
    • Jordan has the highest literacy rate in the Middle East, with a literacy rate of 95%.
    • Jordan outperforms most countries in the world in the rate of availability of different health personnel in relation to the population.



There are currently (121) hospitals in Jordan that provide services to Jordanian and non-Jordanian patients. The number of private hospitals is (71) hospitals, while government hospitals number (33) and the military (15) hospitals and (2) university hospitals.

These hospitals offer various medical specialties to patients, including cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, cancer treatment, infertility treatment, eye diseases, cosmetology, psychiatry, addiction and other medical specialties.

Air ambulance

Among the most important medical achievements in Jordan is the establishment of the Jordanian Air Ambulance Center at the behest of His Majesty King Abdullah II, to contribute to strengthening medical ambulance services in Jordan. The Air Ambulance Center transports emergency medical cases and medical cases resulting from accidents in remote and remote areas to advanced hospitals in Amman. By using aircraft equipped with medical equipment, the medical team can provide intensive and focused medical care during ambulance flights.

The latest technology and medical devices

Private hospitals in Jordan contain the latest treatment technologies and advanced devices that help detect and treat many diseases such as magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, advanced catheterization centers that are used as an alternative to surgery in the treatment of some diseases, nuclear medicine, advanced laser devices for the treatment of various eye diseases, and fragmentation devices. Pebbles and infertility treatment.

Pharmaceutical industries

The Jordanian pharmaceutical industry has clearly developed over the past decades, and the number of pharmaceutical companies in Jordan has reached 23. The Jordanian pharmaceutical industry contributes positively to supporting the national economy, as it is considered a major operator and a leading export industry and a major tributary to the Jordanian economy, as it contributes positively to reducing the balance deficit. Commercial, and due to their high quality and good reputation, these companies were able to export the Jordanian medicine to more than 70% of its production to more than 70 countries on different continents.

The Jordanian medicine is distinguished by its conformity to Jordanian and international specifications in terms of quality, safety and efficacy, as well as its competitive price. Jordanian pharmaceutical companies produce all pharmaceutical forms and cover most of the therapeutic groups.