WHO Director General Hails Morocco’s Efforts to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

Geneva – The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, hailed, on Saturday in Geneva, Morocco’s efforts to achieve universal health coverage.

The official emphasized the significance of bolstering primary healthcare and the production of vaccines and medicines, stressing their crucial role in achieving health sovereignty in Africa, during discussions with the Minister of Health and Social Protection, Khalid Ait Taleb, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the World Health Assembly (May 21–30).

In this regard, Ghebreyesus voiced his support for the significant reforms implemented by Morocco in this sector, as well as the backing of the entire WHO team.

Based on the Covid-19 pandemic’s experience, which brought about both social and economic changes, he also emphasized the necessity to improve readiness for and reaction to health emergencies.

Ait Taleb, for his part, applauded WHO’s efforts to improve the state of global health while reviewing the creative projects started by Morocco in response to His Majesty King Mohammed VI’s High Directives, particularly with regard to the expansion of social protection and the reform of the healthcare system.

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