Morocco launches free cancer treatment for children
Tuesday, 12 31 2019, Category: Health, Country: Morocco
Morocco’s Ministry of Health has launched an initiative to offer children under the age of five free cancer treatment at all health institutions and public hospitals.
The ministry made its announcement today, December 26, in a statement published on its official website.
“The initiative comes within the framework of the royal instructions,” the statement said.
It is also in line with the recommendation suggested during the 16th National Congress of the Rights of the Child held on November 20-23 in Marrakech
During the conference, government officials vowed to make challenges facing Moroccan children a “national priority.”
The ministry said it has decided to provide free treatment to children under five years old, who do not have health coverage under the “basic compulsory [health] insurance.”
Source: Morocco World News