2. Caring for victims of Meningitis
awareness of the disease “Meningitis “ in Jordan by holding lectures and distributing free pamphlets about Meningitis.
Vaccination is the only public health tool available to prevent the vast
majority of HIB disease that causes meningitis.There is no vaccine yet available against all strains of Meningitis. Research continues in many
countries abroad to develop vaccines against the most common strains
and to find better ways of controlling the disease.
over 40 countries have included HIB vaccines in their expanded programs
1998, the JMF received a grant, generously provided by the
Embassy of Japan in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, to purchase
vaccines. Through this grant, the first step was taken to
establish a pilot project in East Amman with plans for expansion into
a second rural area. The pilot project was estimated to protect approximately
5,000 children from the HIB disease.
However in effect the pilot project vaccinated 20,000 children.
Consequently the Jordanian Ministry of health made the HIB vaccine
available as part of the childhood Immunization program.
on the Pilot
first child who had a free HIB vaccine in the Pilot Project in the
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
research and studies which help in controlling this disease.
Below is a report on the pilot project in Jordan and a study on the
HIB vaccination for children below five.
EFFECTIVENESS STUDY OF HIB
VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN
Caring for victims of
Financial aid for
the low income households to take care of disabled Meningitis
access to aid tools and medication for disabled Meningitis
Ensure specialized services
for disabled Meningitis victims, both
institutions and through the community based on training.
in education and training for lucky survivors of Meningitis.
The Embassy of Japan Grant 2004 for
JMF rehabilitation Center:
This project has helped children
who have been disabled. These children were previously regarded as
hopeless cases, however, through intense physiotherapy, improvement
and a more promising future can be seen from meningitis to be
promising cases after being regarded hopeless cases.
Overall, 50-60 children have attended this program that includes physical and
JMF rehabilitates disabled children under the supervision of
a specialized physiotherapist, and with the aid of specialized
equipment provided by the donation from the Japanese Embassy, improving
mobility for children.
For instance, some
children unable to walk previously due to the illness are now able
to more freely and attend school regularly.
JMF also runs
monthly field trips to family homes, where by a physiotherapist, and
the social worker, attend to physical therapy and
attend to health sanitation, respectively, and general social and financial well
being of the children and their surroundings.
As a result, JMF has proven through reports of physical therapy that
children disabled from meningitis may improve in health with physiotherapy and hope is