A project dubbed “Effectiveness of the Right to Health in Morocco: Towards a Health System based on the Human Rights Approach” was launched, Wednesday in Rabat, by the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH), in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation.
This project aims to advocate for an integrated, cross-cutting, inclusive and converging national health strategy that can guarantee the right to health for all and act on the social and territorial inequalities which impede the enjoyment of this right.
It is also intended to be an opportunity for all stakeholders as well as national and international partners to discuss and exchange on the avenues for reforming the Moroccan health system, in light of the obstacles that impede access to the right to health, according to a joint statement of the two institutions.
This project will keep up with the achievements already made, said CNDH president Amina Bouayach.
It aims to overcome the shortcomings and dysfunctions that block the enjoyment of the right to health by a significant number of citizens, she added, stressing that the partners of the project have opted for “a Down-up approach based on active consultations.”
This meeting was marked by the launch of a study devoted to the health system especially at the regional level, said the resident representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Morocco, Steffen Kruger, adding that the results of the study will aim to contribute to improving the health system.
For her part, representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Morocco, Maryam Bigdeli, said the UN agency promotes the right to health as an essential element of universal health coverage and that it is necessary to work together to implement this right.
“The right to health that is enshrined in the Moroccan Constitution, is at the center of interests and concerns in the Kingdom, she went on.
The meeting, which was attended by associations working in the field of health, was held in two panels : the first pertains t”Exploring avenues for reform and improving the effectiveness of the right to health” and the second is titled “Synthesis and Presentation of the Program of the Regional Debate.”