Tag: Health

Health and Fitness Apps

Want to keep on top of your health but don’t know where to start? These four health and fitness apps will help keep you fit and healthy, and ready to deal with any medical issues that come your way. By…

Failing Health

Public hospitals desperately need a dose of competition to boost standards and efficiency. I witnessed a terminally ill cancer patient being admitted to a top-rated private hospital in Amman. The room was sparkling clean and the nursing staff fully attentive,…

Syrian Crisis: Finding the Funds

The United Nations recently issued its biggest ever humanitarian appeal for Syria. But with signs of donor fatigue setting in, what chance is there for the UN to find the billions of dollars needed to help the many displaced Syrians…

Altibbi: A Website in Good Health

Altibbi has risen from modest beginnings to become the region’s number one health website. By Jane Hosking The origins of Altibbi can be traced back to a hefty medical dictionary sitting on a shelf in the Amman office of Jalil…

Superbugs: the Growing Threat of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Doctors in Jordan are warning of a looming public health crisis posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. By Elizabeth Whitman The recent horrifying Ebola outbreak has distracted us from what is potentially a much larger threat to global public health: antibiotic-resistant bacteria….

Fresh and Local

With the growing awareness of how the food we eat can impact our health, small markets, which source their products locally using natural farming practices and produce fresh food, have become increasingly popular around the world and are starting to…

Feeding Jordan Well

It‘s becoming harder and harder to get enough of the right foods into Jordanian mouths. By Elisa Oddone Jordan has made substantial health gains over the past two decades, including increases in life expectancy and reductions in child mortality and…