WHO will support Morocco in the training of health professionals, universal health coverage, and sharing of good practices.
Rabat – The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has said that the organization is ready to support the action plans Morocco is implementing in the health sector.
Ghebreyesus made the remarks in a working session with the health minister, Anass Doukkali, and the WHO regional director for the eastern Mediterranean, Ahmed Salim Saif Al-Mandhari, on the eve of the celebration of World Health Day in Rabat, under the theme “Health for all and by all.”
Ghebreyesus stressed that the WHO will support Morocco in the areas of training of health professionals, universal health coverage, health sector governance, and sharing of good practices.
He noted that thanks to practical measures over the years, Morocco has made considerable progress in health, as many indicators are improving, such as on maternal and child health, on emergency management, and on communicable diseases.
While highlighting Morocco’s reforms, Ghebreyesus underlined that Morocco still faces challenges in the health sector.
Ghebreyesus also stressed the need for optimal human resources management in all regions of the kingdom.
For his part, Doukkali expressed satisfaction with WHO’s choice to celebrate World Health Day in Morocco, considering the event an opportunity to highlight Morocco’s achievements in the health sector at all levels.