An aunt and her niece await an initial newborn checkup at a public healthcare center in Amman. Photo credit: Zoya Shehadeh

Health Services Quality Accelerator Activity in Jordan (HSQA)

The Challenge

USAID and the Government of Jordan have long collaborated to advance and strengthen the country’s health system and quality and accessibility of health services. Jordan has successfully improved population health in priority areas, including reducing maternal and infant mortality. However, there continues to be a large unmet need for family planning awareness, availability, and uptake, and progress is still needed to reduce infant and child mortality rates.

Overview and Objectives

Led by URC, the USAID Health Services Quality Accelerator (HSQA) supports the Jordan Ministry of Health (MOH) to accelerate and sustain improvements in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) outcomes through the public and private health sectors.

HSQA aims to improve the quality of equitable RMNCH services through:

  • Strengthening delivery of integrated health care services;
  • Strengthening MOH capacity to lead for quality care; and
  • Improving patient-centered RMNCH core competencies.

The project strengthens MOH leadership and governance capacity to lead for improving quality of care through:

  • Enhancing MOH capacity in data management and utilization;
  • Improving accountability of health care provider’ performance; and
  • Enhancing the health care policy environment.

To support HSQA’s objectives, URC will facility engagement between public and private stakeholders and strengthen their capacity in people-centered quality improvement.



Middle East

Health Service Delivery, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Quality Health Systems, and Reproductive Health and Family Planning


Al Jidara, Durrat Almanal, Georgetown University, and Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC)