Health and well-being
Jordan has a fast growing population
rate, which has doubled over the last 20 years and is expected
to double again by 2029. More important is the demographic transition
the country is undergoing, as it moves from a high fertility and
mortality rate to low fertility and mortality rate (Demographic
Transition and Economic Opportunity: The Case of Jordan 2001).
The Government of Jordan has placed
significant efforts on developing the human potentials and well
being of its people. Whilst the health and well being conditions
are the best in the region, the population growth rate continues
to be a major development challenge.
The Government's endorsement of
the National Population Commission in 1996 clearly shows the strong
political will towards overall health and well being of its citizens.
ZENID has worked on health
and well being for the past 10 years, the main areas of focus
include; reproductive health and rights, healthy lifestyles and
gender integration with health and well being.