Health & Education
From The Report: Jordan2015
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Jordan is one of the Middle East’s pre-eminent medical tourism destinations and a regional leader in pharmaceuticals production, with the kingdom’s efforts to attract further overseas patients set to drive growth in the private hospital segment in the coming years. Around 250,000 medical tourists visited Jordan in 2014 and this number is set to increase, with Saudi Arabia recently approving subsidies for medical treatment at Jordanian facilities. Meanwhile the country boasts high levels of education and, due to the nearly universal primary education and supplemental government programmes, the country’s literacy rate grew from 92% in 2007 to 98% in 2012, well above the average for the MENA region.