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Implementing Cost-Effective and Sustainable Vaccination Programs in Jordan Amidst the Syrian Refugee Crisis

By Viktoria Catalán Published December 22, 2020

As hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees migrate to and reside in Jordan, the Jordanian government faces a dwindling budget and is becoming less able to afford its refugees’ healthcare needs. To begin overcoming this financial instability, Jordan should allocate its funds towards immunizing the Syrian refugee population via nationwide vaccination programs. This cost-effective approach would ultimately eradicate the current prevalence of communicable diseases and provide Jordan greater financial flexibility to accommodate the surge of incoming refugees.