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UNAIDS: Morocco stands out in MENA Region in Fighting HIV

The director of UNAIDS Morocco, Dr Kamal Alami, praised in Rabat, the role of Morocco, which has distinguished itself in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, in the fight against the virus of human immunodeficiency (HIV).

“Morocco stands out in the MENA region. It is on the right track to achieve the goals defined at the international level to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030″, he declared.

“Morocco has managed to reduce new infections and deaths by around 50% between 2010 and 2020. It is therefore among the countries which are making good progress in the response to HIV,” said the UN official, noting that this has been achieved “through many years of political commitment, a very active partnership between the government, the Ministry of Health and civil society organizations, and through a rights-based approach to the man, with the involvement of the National Human Rights Council”.

Alami also stressed that Morocco was among the countries “which responded well to HIV during the COVID-19 period, in particular by continuing to promote and provide HIV services in collaboration with civil society organizations”.

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