The Moroccan Ministry of Health’s budget is expected to see a 9.1% increase in 2024, reaching around MAD 30.7 billion, according to the new 2024 budget.
The budgetary increase is primarily focused on enhancing the healthcare infrastructure across the country, as detailed in the official report published on the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s website.
In recent years, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, along with University Hospital Centers (CHU), have received substantial financial support.
Notably, the 2024 budget is poised to introduce 5,500 new budgetary positions, contributing to a cumulative total of nearly 42,700 positions created between 2017 and 2024, with 35,500 allocated to the Department of Health.
In 2024, the country is slated to implement vital initiatives integral to the ongoing transformation of the national healthcare system. These initiatives encompass projects initiated by King Mohammed VI.
Key initiatives for 2024 include addressing investment expenses related to the construction and equipping of new CHUs, along with comprehensive enhancements to Primary Healthcare Facilities (ESSP) throughout the country.
In addition, these projects entail the deployment of an integrated information system, as well as the continued modernization of hospital infrastructure and equipment, aligning with the nationwide implementation of Mandatory Health Insurance (AMO).
The Ministry of Health is also set to initiate new hospital infrastructure projects and bring existing hospital construction projects to completion.
The measures aim to improve healthcare and provide citizens with quality medical services.
The budget increase for 2024 is expected to have a positive impact on healthcare accessibility and quality throughout Morocco.
Source: Morocco World News