Message from the Private Hospital Association
From the office of Dr. Awni Bashir, PHA Chairman
We are pleased that you have considered choosing Jordan as your medical tourism
destination of choice. As you read through this travel-guide, we hope you will see
that Jordan has much to offer our visitors/tourists than just world-class medical
is a small yet stable country located on the east bank of the Jordan River and bordered
by Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Palestine. With limited natural resources, Jordan
relies on its human capital and industry for its economy and is regarded as a pillar
of stability. Jordan’s modest population boasts a harmony of religions and cultures,
liberal social values, and bilingual language skills (Arabic and English). However,
its unassuming nature is greatly outweighed by its rich history, spectacular landscapes,
renowned hospitality and a growing economy that makes Jordan an attractive place
for tourism and investment.
The consistent development of the country’s health services, the excellent medical
reputation of Jordanian private hospitals, world-class internationally board certified
multiligual physicians, competitive cost structure, magnificent natural spas, state
of the art resorts, accessibility, safety and clean environment were among the factors
that helped positioned Jordan as top destination for medical and wellness tourism
regionally and fifth globally. Furthermore, medical tourism is a niche under developed
markets that require addressing selected target segments to attract them into the
The Private Hospitals Association (PHA) is a private, voluntary, non-profit organization
established in 1984 representing private hospital interests in Jordan. PHA membership
includes 42 independent private hospitals and medical centers in Jordan and is structured
as a trade association.
PHA has a significant role and value chain initiative in promoting medical tourism
in Jordan and in developing a market that has extensive potentials by promoting
its state of the art private hospitals and medical centers that are internationally
accredited, adopting international quality standards equipped with cutting edged
latest medical equipments and technologies.
Considered as a main key player in the local and international health sector, our
association will keep on providing members with market- driven and integrated quality
services aimed at developing the hospital’s capacity to become globally competitive
by adhering to the most stringent quality standards in the medical arena.
So, if you are prepared to travel to an exotic land with a vibrant culture, rich
heritage, savory cuisines and warm atmosphere for your medical procedure, you need
to look no further than this guide. We look forward to seeing you in Jordan soon.
Dr. Awni Bashir
Private Hospitals Association Chairman
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