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EU hands over medical centres in Jordan:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The European Union last week handed over control of two medical centres in the regions of Aqaba and Jerash to the Jordanian Red Crescent Society and Medical Aid for Palestine. The centres were part of a medical aid and rehabilitation programme established by the EU and implemented by the French governmental organisation Medecins du Monde (MDM), in an effort to provide affordable health services and specialists clinics. The policy of MDM is to establish such centres with a view to transferring them to local authorities at a later date. Set up at a cost of E1.97 million ($1.8 million), the centres look after the medical interests of the refugee camps of Gaza, in Jerash, and Baqa'a. The Gaza camp serves some 33,000 people and has radiology and emergency departments as well as a UK-funded department of dentistry.

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