On 12th Oct 2016, Zarqa University, partner of the Erasmus + project MED-HEALTH ” Mediterranean Public Health Alliances”561748-EPP-1-2015-1-JO-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP, hosted the National Erasmus+ Office project monitoring visit in Jordan.
Zarqa University President Dr. Mahmoud Al Wadi Wednesday received the Erasmus delegate accompanied by Ahmed Abu Alhaija .The delegate followed up the progress of founding the Public Health department in the university, which is funded by the European Union. Dr. Al Wadi appreciated highly the EU funding of many academic projects in Jordan .The project , Erasmus+ , aims to found a partnership in research between Arab and European universities. The program of Masters in Administration of public health is one of them, Dr. A. Shaqdan, the program coordinator said. Later, many specialists gave presentations on the progress , content , aims and terms of the EU-funded program.
The visit mainly aimed at looking at the outputs and achievements of the operational objectives of the project in Palestine to‐ date, to assess progress and achievements of the project, to judge whether the project is producing the expected results, and to evaluate its visibility and sustainability potential, and at drawing out the reality of the project environment regarding how it is being implemented and the difficulties faced.
The main monitoring session was attended by all guests, during which, the project coordinator Dr.Ashraf Shaqada – project contact in ZU and Dr Mohammad Saraireh – project contact in MUgave a short overview on the work plan implementation and the achieved results so far. he presented the current status of the different work packages, where they showed that the work is going on properly and many of the project deliverables have already been satisfyingly completed. After the presentations, an open and constructive discussion has considered project phase one.
EMPHNET – Jordan : Mohannad Al Nsour also gave presentations about the importance of the project and their role as public health network.
NEO Jordan also emphasized the need to have a spirit of partnership between all parties for the success of the project , he also thanked the Project coordinator and partner for Project success ,and the active communication among partners , and the great achievements of the project.
The meeting ended with a visit summary and some recommendations.