Xinhua - Thursday, May 21st 2020

EU, Morocco ink 110-mln-USD finance deal to support Morocco's health system





Rabat - The European Union and Morocco have signed a finance agreement amounting to 100 million euros (110 million U.S dollars) to upgrade the North African country's health system, a statement by the EU delegation in Rabat said Wednesday. This amount will support the financing of health system, back the post-coronavirus crisis solutions, and help the health sector to be more resilient to possible future health crises, the statement read.

As part of the EU's emergency support to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, this finance agreement aims to improve the quality and safety of care, support the human and financial management of the health system and back the implementation of health services, it added. On March 27, the EU allocated 150 million euros to support the Moroccan budget as part of an aid package for Morocco to cope with COVID-19 pandemic.