The cost of health services is a major hurdle for Iraqi families living in Amman, Jordan, impeding access to proper medical care. A recent survey by International Medical Corps (IMC) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) among Iraqi patients in NGO-run health clinics in Amman found that only four percent of respondents say they can afford medical assistance. However, half of all patients interviewed reported they spend 25 percent of their monthly income on health, and another 14 percent said that more than 50 percent of their monthly income went into specialized services that are not available at these NGO-run facilities. (International Medical Corps)

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