USTDA Partners with Jordan to Digitize, Expand Healthcare Services

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency supported Jordan’s commitment to provide universal healthcare coverage by 2030 by signing a grant agreement with Jordan’s Electronic Health Solutions (EHS) for technical assistance to help expand “Hakeem,” the country’s national digital health transformation program. This grant builds on a USTDA-funded feasibility study in 2010 that supported Hakeem’s nationwide rollout.

“For more than a decade, Hakeem has transformed the delivery of healthcare services in Jordan. At USTDA, it is a deep source of pride that our partnership with EHS continues to yield results that benefit the Jordanian people,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Director. “We look forward to building on this partnership and to the expansion of a healthcare system that has utilized U.S. technology.” 

USTDA’s technical assistance grant will support upgrades to increase the number of healthcare facilities covered by Hakeem, improve patient access, facilitate processing of patient data management records, incorporate new services to serve patients more efficiently, and lay the foundation for integration of artificial intelligence enhancements.

The grant builds on a USTDA-funded study that supported the nationwide rollout of Hakeem, which currently includes over 260 healthcare facilities and manages more than seven million registered electronic patient records. Hakeem was also used to provide continuity of care for patients with conditions including diabetes, oncology, and renal systems when COVID-19 restricted movements.

Dr. Rami Farraj, Chairman of Electronic Health Solutions, said: “We have partnered with USTDA since 2013. Today we are not just signing another agreement, we are forging a path towards comprehensive and advanced digital healthcare services. Together, we will expand the reach of the Hakeem program, enhance patient experiences as well as carry on with implementing transformative advancements in the public health care sector of Jordan. This collaboration epitomizes our dedication to innovation and our shared vision for a digitally empowered healthcare sector in the Kingdom.”

Eng. Omar I. Ayesh, CEO of Electronic Health Solutions, said: “We are excited to continue our partnership with USTDA, as this agreement is a significant milestone in our journey towards achieving digital transformation in Jordan’s healthcare sector. By expanding and upgrading our Hakeem program, we will be able to cover more healthcare facilities, improve patient access, and enhance the efficiency of patient data management. These advancements are in perfect alignment with our mission to innovate and integrate new technologies for better healthcare outcomes.”

“USTDA has been an important partner in Jordan during the past three decades, supporting projects in many priority sectors,” said H.E. Zeina Toukan, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation. “This support will upgrade our health sector performance in terms of services provided to our citizens. This intervention is aligned with our Economic Modernization Vision priorities to support the ongoing digital transformation process in the healthcare sector.”

“USTDA helps improve health care delivery across the Kingdom. Jordan’s greatest asset in advancing economic prosperity is its people, and we are proud of USTDA’s commitment to the country’s healthcare infrastructure,” said U.S. Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Yael Lempert.

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USTDA’s assistance advances Biden-Harris Administration priorities including the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment.


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies.  USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.