|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
Modern medical care and medicines are generally available in the principal cities of Jordan, but not necessarily in outlying areas. Most acute and chronic medical conditions can be appropriately handled. When called, ambulance vehicles are often slow to arrive and personnel generally have only a basic level of training. Seasonal dust storms that envelop the country for days or weeks each spring may significantly aggravate respiratory conditions such as asthma or sinus problems. Most hospitals in Jordan, especially in Amman, are privately owned. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for services. Because serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States could cost over US $150,000, we strongly advise travelers to carry medical evacuation insurance.
Travelers should take normal precautions against contracting the flu, including frequent handwashing and covering sneezes. It is a good idea to postpone traveling while ill.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||90.5%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||3.9%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||97.3%|
|HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate||0.07%|
|Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population||1.8|
|People Living with HIV/AIDS||600|
|Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population||2.56|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||1.9%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||98.1%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||98%|
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