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The National Alliance for Combatting Narcotics Reviews the Services of the Institute for Family Health


At the head office of the King Hussein Foundation’s Institute for Family Health, in Sweileh, northwest of the capital Amman, specialized clinics led by a medical team with a high level of experience and professionalism provide comprehensive health care services for families, child protection, and rehabilitation of survivors of violence, as well as offering a large number of courses and a specialized diploma in various fields.

As part of its efforts to strengthen cooperation frameworks with stakeholders, the National Alliance for Combatting Narcotics in Jordan, affiliated with the Justice Sector Support Forum at the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD), visited the Institute, on Sunday, June 2, 2024, to look into their efforts and discuss the drug problem and its link to domestic violence and how to deal with it, in the presence of the National Team for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

The head of the Alliance, retired Major General Tayel al-Majali, stressed the importance of cooperation between various government and private agencies and civil society institutions to address the phenomenon of the spread of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances among different segments of society, especially in light of the war waged by Jordan against drug dealers and traffickers.

Networking Officer at ARDD, Iman Abu Qaoud, called for the formulation of a clear strategy and action plan that works to prevent the risk of addiction, promote awareness of its dangers, and support awareness, education, and guidance efforts on the dangers of drugs and ways of recovery among members of society.

On the services of the Institute, which was established in 1989, and the national projects it implements, the Director of the Institute, Dr. Ibrahim Aql, announced the availability of a pediatric general medicine clinic, in addition to the family medicine clinic for women’s health, which provides services and counseling that starts from adolescence and pre-marriage age and continues after marriage. The institute also has a dental clinic that provides services to all age groups, and a nutrition clinic that provides special pre-natal and post-partum services for women, as well as services related to family planning and early detection of breast cancer, according to Aql.

The institute also provides psychological and social counseling and physiotherapy services for all age groups, as well as the Department of Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Child Development, which provides services to children with mental or behavioral problems and follows up on cases that require special education sessions, such as learning difficulties, behavior control, and modification and correction of speech problems.

In turn, the Director of the Sweileh Center of Excellence, Dr. Hussein Al-Salem, said that in addition to the services provided by the Institute through its centers in Amman, the governorates, and refugee camps, it annually launches a long series of free medical days, targeting underprivileged areas, as well as training specialists in family health care, child protection, rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, and services for the rehabilitation of survivors of violence, and deals through its specialized experts with hundreds of cases that come from neighboring countries that have experienced crises, indicating in the same regard that the Institute also holds hundreds of courses in various fields, some of which are specialized courses that give training diplomas certified by the Ministry of Higher Education.

In conclusion, the members of the Alliance stressed during their discussions the need to send awareness messages to families, schools, and universities to avoid falling under the effects of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in general, as drugs are a great and destructive war at all personal, family, community, local, and international levels, and require, according to them, great cooperation from all institutions, and most importantly comprehensive and complete measures in terms of addressing their smuggling and tightening penalties against drug dealers first of all, and then providing psychological and spiritual rehabilitation for addicts, in order to ensure follow-up care for them.