Jordan lacks accurate registration system for reporting stillbirths and neonatal deaths and their causes, and therefore accurate mortality measures and quality indicators are lacking. An electronic surveillance system that automatically transfers the perinatal mortality data to the Ministry of Health and that is linked to a quality improvement system would be invaluable for policy makers.

Jordan Stillbirths & Neonatal Deaths Surveillance System (J-SANDS) is a new registration system for capturing comprehensive and consistent data and information on the number and causes of neonatal deaths and stillbirths. The system also provides data on quality indicators through the use of BABIES matrix to determine which intervention package would have greatest impact in preventing these deaths. The system will also register births to use them as denominators for mortality measures.

Events & News

Events & News

JSANDS Mid-term Workshop , Nov. 2019

Mid-term workshop 27/11/2019 The JSANDS project mid-term workshop was held in Irbid city on the 27th of November, 2019. A total of 150 participants including directors of the five implementing hospitals, paediatricians, obstetrics and gynecologists, senior medical residents, registered nurses, and midwives attended the workshop. The project director introduced the project to the participants, presented achievements that has been in place...

A workshop on Scientific writing and surveillance: JSANDS as an example

Prof. Yousef Khader and Dr Majed Assad trained the Field Epidemiology Training Program residents and Community Medicine Residents on Scientific Writing and on Surveillance. Prof. Khader presented and demonstrated JSANDS to the trainees as an initiative to register perinatal deaths in Jordan in a one-day workshop, 28th September 2019.

The JSANDS team congratulates the Director of JSANDS, Prof. Yousef Khader

The JSANDS team congratulates the Director of JSANDS, Prof. Yousef Khader, for reaching a target of 400 scientific publications according to Scopus database. Based on Google Scholar Citations, Prof. Khader has more than 550 publications, with total citations of 53659, h-index of 70, and i10-index of 234.