UJ Discusses Approaches for Establishing Institute for Public Health and Public Policies

Experts, academics, and officials in the health sector agreed at the University of Jordan (UJ) on Thursday on the urgent need to establish a body with a national and regional orientation concerned with scientific research, training, and providing higher academic programs in the field of public and health policies operating under UJ's umbrella.

This came during a meeting held by the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) under the patronage of UJ President Prof. Nathir Obaidat and moderated by Vice President for International Affairs, Quality and Accreditation, and the Director of the Center, Prof. Zaid Eyadat.

The participants also pointed out the need to adopt the most appropriate legal framework for this entity in a way that gives it sufficient flexibility to play a national and regional role in public health policy-making and providing the national health sector with reliable data through training and applied scientific research in the areas of public health.

The symposium, which was attended by officials, experts and specialists in the field of health from the Senate, the Ministry of Health, the Royal Medical Services, the public Jordanian universities, the King Hussein Cancer Center and the University of Jordan, discussed academic programs that the institute may include, the required academic degrees, and the practical and legal steps related to the stages of its establishment. ​