Rabat - A total of 31,542 cases of tuberculosis were recorded in Morocco in 2016, the Ministry of Health said in a statement. Pulmonary tuberculosis, that is tuberculosis of the lungs, makes up the vast majority of the cases (nearly half), i.e. 47% of pulmonary tuberculosis compared with 53% of extra-pulmonary TB cases, said the...0
Morocco, WHO Sign 2017-2021 Cooperation Strategy
Toronto - The Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) inked, on Thursday in Rabat, the cooperation strategy for 2017-2021.
Signed by Secretary General of the Health Ministry Abdelali Belghiti Aloui and WHO representative in Morocco Yves Souteyrand, the strategy was devised by the Ministry in collaboration with key national and international stakeholders in the health sector.
The said strategy takes account of the progress in the implementation of Moroccan health system reforms, and the WHO Global Program, particularly efforts made internationally to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The strategy is also in line with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2017-2021, which governs cooperation between Morocco and the UN.
The strategy has four broad lines, namely increasing fair access to affordable and quality services, reducing health inequalities, decreasing mortality rate, and fostering governance in the health sector.
The strategy will be given concrete substance via biennial working programs over 2017-2021 with WHO’s technical and financial support.