RHAS, Caritas Jordan sign health cooperation agreement

Caritas Jordan and the Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS) on Thursday signed a cooperation agreement, aimed at alleviating burden of Jordan’s non-infectious diseases on refugees and the most underprivileged communities, with a focus on diabetes and high blood pressure.

RHAS head, Dima Jowaihan, and Caritas Jordan General Director, Wael Suleiman, signed the agreement.

According to a RHAS statement, the agreement is part of the joint efforts and continuous cooperation within the framework of “Partners for Humanitarian Response to Noncommunicable Diseases – Jordan” project implemented for the second year in a row by the two sides.

The project will be implemented in Jordanian Caritas clinics countrywide and its activities will include awareness sessions and campaigns, capacity-building programs for health staff, medical consultations, the statement added.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Jowaihan said this agreement would increase beneficiaries from RHAS activities to include refugees and host communities in Jordan.

This “strategic” partnership is key to spread awareness and pursue a better healthy life for the Jordanian community, and reduce chronic diseases, Jowaihan said.