The Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a region rich both in natural and cultural
resources, has achieved significant improvements in health status. According to
World Health Organization reports, infant and child mortality rates have fallen,
health service delivery has improved, and overall life expectancy has risen during
the past three decades. Yet, given these accomplishments, MENA countries still
face a number of obstacles in achieving health services for their populations that
are efficient, equitable, and sustainable.
Despite overall improvements in the health status of MENA countries, demographic
changes and shifts in the disease burden are contributing to increasing cost
pressures on country health systems. Furthermore, health delivery systems also
vary widely in MENA countries. Many of the health systems in the region,
regardless of country income level or system organization, operate inefficiently,
offer services that vary in quality and effectiveness, and suffer from lack of
coordination and poor management of public and private delivery systems.
Health Priorities in the MENA Region
In light of these and other challenges, Reform priorities for the MENA region are
structured around four major themes: Efficient, effective, professional, cost-
effective, well-organized diagnostic testing for Genetic Disorders that meet
Why diagnostic testing? Simply because it is the first essential step to basic
management of patients care, allowing early disease detection, accurate diagnosis,
treatment, and prevention.
Jeans 4 genes Center has been established as the first of its kind in Arab States to
guarantee that the system meets the population’s needs, and to ensure that there
is sufficient diagnostic testing infrastructure, as well as appropriately distributed
across geographic areas and income classes.
1- Providing Efficient, accurate, cost-effective, new technology application, speed.
2- Screening, testing, diagnosis, risk assessment, and therapeutic monitoring.
3- Genetic Counseling and answering questions.
4- Prenatal Diagnosis.
5- Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis.
6- Public Awareness seminars / publications.
7- Training programs for scientists / doctors.
8- Information Center for Genetic disorders
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