September 16, 2019
 In 2023-Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention

Country: Jordan
Delegate Name: Arya Aggarwal

Pandemic preparedness and prevention are essential functions of any government. Individual countries must be prepared to maintain their organization under epidemic circumstances, and this has been made even more apparent by the COVID-19 pandemic, which ravaged many unprepared nations. The delegation from The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, or just Jordan, recognizes this and emphasizes the importance of pandemic preparation on the part of both individual nations and the United Nations as a whole. Jordan’s consistently high amount of medical tourism, estimated at around 250,000 foreign patients per year, proves that Jordan’s medical care is extremely high in quality. The delegation of Jordan believes that other nations should follow in Jordan’s footsteps and invest more in their medical fields.

Many tourists are attracted to Jordan’s medical care and healthcare due to the decreased wait times and affordable care that one receives. In recent years, with the COVID-19 pandemic, Jordan handles things swiftly and effectively. Around 15% of the population, or 1.7 million people were affected by coronavirus. Of this, 99.2% of people made full recoveries. Only 0.8% of people passed, which is 0.1% of the population in general. Globally, about 1.1% of recorded covid cases resulted in deaths, which is a larger amount than Jordan as a nation. With COVID-19 as well as other pandemics, Jordan has demonstrated the ability to efficiently take precautions and safety measures that help to minimize the deadliness that can leave other nations in shambles. For example, the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework was utilized. The goal of this was to better the nation’s communication in terms of protection, data, and prevention.

In case of another pandemic or health crisis in the future, Jordan is in favor of continuing to maintain a good communication system in terms of public health. This includes collaboration with other countries, such as the United States, to share and obtain information about a situation that can benefit the nation at large. If nations can go into a future pandemic with an effective shutdown plan, an array of preventative measures/protocols, and a common consensus of how to handle the situation, another catastrophic, worldwide disaster such as COVID-19 can be avoided.