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Friday 14 December 2018

Morocco is Making Great Efforts to Achieve SDGs in Health Sector

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Morocco is Making Great Efforts to Achieve SDGs in Health Sector

Morocco is making great efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the health sector by 2030, said, Thursday in New Delhi, Health minister, Anass Doukkkali.

"Morocco's Health ministry is fully committed to achieving these Goals. Last September, it launched the "Health Plan 2025", which sets out the major actions to be taken to improve the health of mothers, newborns and adolescents," said Doukkali, who was speaking at the 4th Forum of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH).

This plan, developed through a participatory approach with all partners and stakeholders, places a high priority on family health, he said.

Three key areas have been identified to achieve the objectives set, focusing on reviewing all maternal, newborn and child deaths to adopt a better health strategy, assessing and improving the quality of maternal, newborn and child care and enhancing family well-being, he said.

"These three areas are in line with the UN's overall strategy, which focuses on accountability for better governance, decentralization, social mobilization, community engagement, increased financial support, partnership building and a multisectoral approach to addressing social determinants," Doukkali pointed out.

The latest national population and family health survey published in 2018 showed that Morocco has succeeded in reducing the maternal mortality rate from 112 to 72.6 per 100,000 live births between 2010 and 2018, he noted.

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