IFH introduced the concept of family health to
Jordan and has been focusing on preventive approaches for men, women,
and children. Special interventions offer vaccination, early childhood
development assessments, and education about nutrition and healthy
Additionally, the institute provides a wide range of
primary and secondary medical services including family
medicine, pediatric care, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and physiotherapy.
• Reproductive Health
IFH is a community-based model that provides
comprehensive reproductive health services to all family members
including antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, premarital
counseling, screening for breast and cervical cancers, menopausal care,
management of sexually-transmitted infections, and
adolescent reproductive health. In addition, IFH conducts community
awareness activities on various topics such as safe motherhood, family
planning, and early marriages.
• Gender-Based Violence
IFH is an
internationally-recognized national and regional center providing
prevention and rehabilitation services for survivors of domestic
violence, sexual violence, and other kinds of gender-based violence.
Through its Trauma Center, IFH is providing
medical, social, psychological, and legal individual counseling
services, couples and group therapy, and support groups which target
vulnerable groups such as women, children, and refugees.
• Mental and Psychosocial Health
IFH’s Trauma Center is the first national
rehabilitation center providing basic and advanced psychosocial
counseling services in Jordan and focusing on behavioral and
psychological disorders as well as treatment for those suffering
from war-related trauma, torture, and organized violence.
providing mental health and psychosocial counseling services based on
internationally-recognized intervention approaches adapted within the
context of the MENA region and targets vulnerable groups through
individual, family, and group counseling services.
• Child Protection
A wide range of child protection services and
activities are implemented through IFH units and child-friendly spaces
that utilize professional techniques such as art and play therapy. Child
protection services also include rehabilitation services for children
with disabilities, abused children, and those with behavioral and
psychological problems. Among the local and refugee communities, IFH is
providing specialized services for unaccompanied and separated
minors such as case management, follow-up, and alternative care
• Training and Capacity Building
IFH is recognized among healthcare providers as a
national training center for community-based organizations and
other governmental and non-governmental organizations on issues related
to reproductive health and gender-based violence. One such training
program includes the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for
Reproductive Health in Crisis Situations, which focuses on gender-based
violence issues such as the clinical management of rape, child
protection, psychological first aid, human rights, community
mobilization, and other related topics.
Through several institutional agreements, IFH provides university
students and interns with practical training and tuition through its
various programs.Experts at IFH continuously develop pioneering written
materials in Arabic, adding to their repertoire of specialized training
manuals as well as information, education, and communication materials.