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AfDB: Financing of social protection in Morocco

The board of directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has just approved $ 204 million in funding for the program to support the improvement of social protection in Morocco.

“Investing in this area is vital. Expanding coverage is a necessary condition for sustainable and shared growth,” said Mohamed El Azizi, AfDB Director General for the North Africa region.

This program aims in particular to broaden social protection in the kingdom in particular for the benefit of people with disabilities, children and vulnerable women, said the AfDB. In terms of achievements, this program will allow the construction of a regional hospital in Guelmim as well as a specialties hospital in Ouarzazate, each with a capacity of 140 beds.

In parallel, the program provides for “the creation of 144 units specialized in caring for people with specific needs and upgrading the infrastructure and equipment of 100 dispensaries in rural areas”. These units will be equipped with telemedicine equipment allowing rapid and remote treatment of patients, AfDB added.

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