6 Improve maternal health

Where we are?


Reproductive health is a key component of the Jordanian National Population Strategy (NPS) which aims to achieve a balance between population growth and natural and economic resources. This balance would support sustainable development and improvement in the standards of living for individuals and families. In 2008, the Higher Population Council (HPC) launched Phase II of the 2008-2012 National Reproductive Health/Family Planning Action Plan (RHAP II). This plan focuses on reproductive health and family planning aiming to reduce the fertility rate and population growth, improve maternal and child health, and support women’s empowerment. In 2009, the Government of Jordan adopted a policy document prepared by the Higher Population Council on “The Demographic Opportunity in Jordan” that views reproductive health and family planning as key entry points and foundations for policy implementation.