Morocco, WHO sign 2023-2027 cooperation strategy

Morocco, WHO sign 2023-2027 cooperation strategy

Morocco and the World Health Organization (WHO) sealed a cooperation strategy for the period 2023-2027. This strategy outlines the directions of WHO’s technical support in strengthening the health sector in Morocco, and consolidating bilateral collaboration to improve the health and well-being of Moroccan citizens.

The strategy, developed by WHO and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection in close collaboration with key national and international stakeholders in the health sector, is based on four strategic priorities, namely, supporting the strengthening of the national health system in a bid to achieve universal health coverage (UHC); consolidating the resilience of the national health system; backing the governance in the process of redesigning the national health system; and promoting the health and well-being of the population and health equity by acting on the social and environmental determinants and strengthening the multisectoral approach.

The development of this strategy has considered the progress made in the implementation of the reforms of the Moroccan health system, the orientations of the new health system redesign as well as the global agenda of the WHO, particularly the international effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is also aligned with the United Nations Framework for Sustainable Development Cooperation (UNFSCC) 2023-2027.

WHO representative in Morocco Maryam Bigdeli said during the signing ceremony that this Morocco-WHO cooperation strategy represents the fourth cooperation framework between the two parties, and reflects WHO’s commitment to provide qualitative support to the Kingdom to help it meet its needs and priorities over the next five years.

She also highlighted the positive record of past cooperation for the period 2018-2022 in terms of strengthening governance, developing sectoral strategies, policies, and capacity building and supporting the management of the COVID 19 health crisis.


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