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33 million


274,461 square miles

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Morocco has just 1,100 ophthalmologists serving a population of 33 million.

ACCESS Health began operations in Morocco in early 2013. Our initial focus was to improve access to high quality, affordable eye care, especially cataract surgery. Our work was based on our study of the efficient eye care hospitals of India that have been successfully adapted in other countries, including Egypt. Our goal is to work with both the public and private sector to ensure that everyone in need has access to high quality, affordable eye surgery.

Focus Areas

Healthcare Finance

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Morocco is undergoing significant reforms in its health financing structures with the scaling in 2012 of RAMED, a new health insurance program for the poor. RAMED offers protection from catastrophic expenditure for those most in need while posing policy and technical implementation challenges to the Moroccan government. ACCESS Health Morocco is initiating analysis of RAMED with a view to support its development. Working in close collaboration with ACCESS Health India, we support innovative practitioner partnerships and cross country knowledge transfer in order to catalyze evidence based policymaking and build technical capacity. We are also preparing a case study of RAMED, which will gather together available data and information from multiple sources in order to offer a consolidated view of the system.

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Healthcare Delivery Systems

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ACCESS Health seeks to improve healthcare delivery systems in Morocco. We share examples of efficient, cost effective, and equitable healthcare delivery from other low and middle income countries. We also work to improve eye care.

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Program Areas

Eye Care and Hearing

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ACCESS Health Morocco is a principal partner in an innovative program helping to ensure that all children have access to free eye exams and either free or low cost corrective glasses. This work is also modeled upon similar programs in India that provide eye exams and glasses to school age children.

ACCESS Health Morocco has also initiated a program to ensure that people in need have access to high quality, affordable hearing aids. ACCESS Health Morocco is currently designing a pilot program to make these innovative hearing aids more accessible to the hearing impaired community in Morocco.

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Modern Aging: inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds to create businesses to serve the needs of the elderly.
We are no longer active in Morocco. Projects and resources are available in the archive.