About JSANDS

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 team participating and presenting in a workshop on “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Amman”

The JSANDS team, led by the JSANDS project director, Prof. Yousef Khader, participated in an international workshop entitled ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Amman from the 10th-12th of March, 2020. Prof. Khader presented the a Behavioral Economics Approach to promote changes in reproductive behavior by changing the way options are presented. The audience of the workshop...

The JSANDS team published a book chapter “The Potential of Telemedicine in the Rural Eastern Mediterranean Region for Noncommunicable Diseases: Case Study from Jordan” in the Handbook of Healthcare in the Arab World.

AbstractTelemedicine is the integration of technological advancements within health care systems, where distance is a critical factor, to respond to the health needs of communities. In the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases NCDs has increased in the last decade with cardiovascular diseases and kidney diseases ranking within the first top...

UNICEF follow up visit to KAUH

UNICEF follow up visit to KAUH Dr. Eresso AGA, the Health Manager from the UNICEF office in Amman and Ms Buthaina Alkhateeb visited one of the JSANDS participating hospitals on the 26th of February, 2020 as a follow up visit to monitor the progress of the project development and implementation. Dr. Eresso and...

JSANDS is one of two IDRC-funded projects currently under implementation in Jordan

Two IDRC-funded projects are currently under implementation in Jordan, the first project, establishing a Harmonized Reproductive Health Registry (hRHR) in Jordan to improve Maternal and Child Health, is being implemented by the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET). The second project, implementing a Perinatal and Neonatal Mortality Surveillance and Auditing System in Jordan (JSANDS)...

Publications

JSANDS Publications

The JSANDS team published a book chapter “The Potential of Telemedicine in the Rural Eastern Mediterranean Region for Noncommunicable Diseases: Case Study from Jordan” in the Handbook of Healthcare in the Arab World.

AbstractTelemedicine is the integration of technological advancements within health care systems, where distance is a critical factor, to respond to the health needs of communities. In the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases NCDs has increased in the last decade with cardiovascular diseases and kidney diseases ranking within the first top...

Baseline Health-Related Data for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals in Jordan. Book Chapter (Handbook of Healthcare in the Arab World).

Yousef Saleh Khader, Moawiah Khatatbeh, Oumaima Mohammed-Salah Aouididi Abstract The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and aim to guide global, regional, and national development endeavors for the next 15 years. The Sustainable Development agenda builds on the success of the Millennium Development Goals to...

Perinatal and Neonatal Mortality in Jordan. Book Chapter (Handbook of Healthcare in the Arab World).

Perinatal and Neonatal Mortality in Jordan. Book Chapter (Handbook of Healthcare in the Arab World). Authors: Yousef S. Khader, Mohammad Alyahya, Anwar Batieha ABSTRACT: Despite the extraordinary improvements in child survival over the past 25 years, little progress has been made in reducing neonatal mortality (NNM) in many developing countries. According to the Jordan...

Relevant Publications

Level, Causes and Risk Factors of Neonatal Mortality, in Jordan: Results of a National Prospective Study.

Authors: Anwar M. Batieha, Yousef S. Khader, Nino Berdzuli, Chuanpit Chua-Oon, Eman F. Badran, Nihaya A. Al-sheyab, Asma S. Basha, Ahmad Obaidat, Ra’eda J. Al-Qutob ABSTRACT Objective: The present study aimed at assessment of the magnitude of neonatal mortality in Jordan, and its causes and associated factors. Methods: Through a multistage sampling technique, a total of 21,928 deliveries with a...

Neonatal mortality in Jordan: secondary analysis of Jordan Population and Family Health Survey (JPFHS) data.

Authors: Nail Obeidat , Yousef Khader, Anwar Batieha, Nadin Abdel Razeq, Nihaya Al-Sheyab & Mohammad Khassawneh ABSTRACT:  Objective: This study aimed to analyze the 2009 Jordan Population and Family Health Survey (JPFHS) data to determine the level, trend, and distribution of neonatal mortality (NNM) in Jordan and determine its associated factors. Methods: Nationally representative data on NNM were extracted from...

Neonatal Outcomes of Infants Admitted to a Large Government Hospital in Amman, Jordan

Authors: Priya G. Sivasubramaniam, Cristin E. Quinn, MeridithBlevins,Ahmand Al Hajajra, NajwaKhuri-Bulos, Samir Faouri, and Natasha Halasa2 ABSTRACT Objective: To describe characteristics and outcomes of Jordanian newborns admitted to a large governmental neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Methods: Newborns born at the government hospital, Al Bashir, in Amman, Jordan were prospectively enrolled. The study focused on newborns admitted to the NICU...

Preeclampsia in Jordan: incidence, risk factors, and its associated maternal and neonatal outcomes

Authors: Yousef S. Khader , Anwar Batieha, Rania Ali Al-njadat&Sa’ad S. Hijazi ABSTRACT Objective: To estimate the incidence of preeclampsia among Jordanian pregnant women, determine its risk factors and its associated neonatal morbidity and mortality. Methods: The study is a part of a comprehensive national study of perinatal mortality that was conducted in Jordan. This study included all women who...

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