Morocco plans to cut health-care costs
The Moroccan government has drafted a five-year health plan aimed at cutting the citizens' share of the health-care costs to 25% by 2015. Mother mortality will be slashed to 50 per 100,000, and child mortality to 15 per one thousand by 2012, according to the 2008-2012 strategy presented recently by health Minister, Yasmina Baddou at a colloquium called "Together for the Right to Health".
According to MAP, Ms. Baddou conveyed the strategy would, down the road, ensure equity in offering healthcare services between the various regions of the kingdom, and facilitate access to healthcare for the poor and the rural areas. The government wishes through this move to restore the confidence of the Moroccans in the health system through boosting the accommodation capacity, providing information, emergency, cleanness and improving the availability of medicines, as well as cutting healthcare and medicine costs.
The strategy, according to her, is based on three main axes, namely repositioning the various actors in the field by striking partnerships; providing quantitatively and qualitatively sufficient services; and introducing medium and long-term strategic planning.