Annoor Sanatorium - Jordan

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Annoor Sanatorium

About the organization

Annoor Sanatorium is the Middle East's referral center for lung diseases. This forty-bed facility is frequented by patients suffering from multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiectatsis, and congestive heart failure. It also offers pediatric care and serves large numbers of malnourished children from Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.

While patients normally speak Arabic, INMED students can function in English with translation provided by hospital staff. Responsibilities include inpatient and outpatient care, under the supervision of six American and European trained physicians. The hospital provides housing at no charge, and offers meals at minimal cost to INMED students. Visitors to Annoor may also enjoy the nearby historic city of Petra.

"Annoor" in Arabic means "the light." Annoor Sanatorium is located in the city of Mafraq, in the northern part Jordan. "Mafraq" means "crossroads," and indeed Mafraq is located at the intersection of the road leading from Jerusalem to Damascus and the road from Tel Aviv to Baghdad. Given the key location, many military campaigns have used Mafraq as a base of operation, including those of Lawrence of Arabia.

Mission Organization: The Annoor Sanatorium for chest diseases was founded in Mafraq, Jordan, in 1965, by Dr. Eleanor Soltau and Aileen Coleman as an outreach to nomadic Bedouins. “Annoor,” which means “light” in Arabic, has been faithfully proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Light of the world.

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