The death rate of Moroccans with tuberculosis is 12 per cent, said Anas Doukkali, Minister of Health.
“We should not be intimidated,” the minister said Wednesday, opening a group study day and a majority group in the House of Representatives.
He said the disease affects the young population aged between 15 and 45 years, noting that the death rate fell by 68 per cent between 1990 and 2017, confirming that the incidence of the disease fell by 33 per cent between 1990 and 2017.
He expressed his pride in the rate of detecting the disease in Morocco, which exceeded the global rate, and said it was 88 per cent, while the rate of detection of the disease is 79 per cent (global average).
According to the minister, more than 87 per cent of people have successfully benefited from the treatment. Morocco has managed to maintain only 11 per cent of the secondary resistance to TB control. In 2017, 360 drug-resistant cases have been registered.
He reviewed four goals, related to the program to eliminate tuberculosis, which continues to work until 2021, first achieved the detection rate and success rate of treatment within 90 per cent.
The ministry also aims to achieve tuberculosis-resistant TB prevalence rate of more than 75% and a detection rate of therapeutic success of up to 80%.