MOROCCO TO EXTEND HEALTH COVERAGE TO 90% OF MOROCCANS BY 2021

Morocco’s new Minister of Health, Annas Doukkali has announced his determination to extend universal health coverage to the majority of the population, especially those from low-income backgrounds with low prospects of health insurance.

The minister recently made this known during the International Health Day.

He reiterated his department’s ambitious plan to devise and implement a health insurance system to cover approximately 90% of the population by 2021.

The objective of the plan by 2021 according to Mr. Doukkali is to make Moroccan health care inclusive and supportive of its population from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds.

The minister said that the teams in charge of implementing the new system will be working under, and guided by the slogan ‘Health for All’.

In its efforts to meet and satisfy the requirements of the Millennium Development Goals, Morocco will have to integrate and federate all the necessary efforts to ensure that its citizens right to health and well-being are accorded paramount importance.

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