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    Morocco to Provide Financial Aid to 7 Million Disadvantaged Children

    Under the special program, low-income families would have access to about MAD 300 ($30) per child for up to three children.

    09 Aug 2022

    Rabat - Morocco’s government has revealed plans to provide direct financial support to children from disadvantaged families.

    As part of the budget draft law for the fiscal year 2023, the government plans to direct funds to support seven million children from low-income families.

    The social program is set to follow a new implementation approach, Head of Government Aziz Akhannouch said in a statement on the draft budget, adding that the government will allocate the funds directly to the families instead of relying on established social programs which have proven to be less effective.

    Under the special program, low-income families would have access to about MAD 300 ($30) per child for up to three children, the statement explained, noting that families would have to apply for the funds to benefit from the program. Eligible families will be identified based mainly on their income status.

    In addition to providing financial aid to low-income families, the draft law for the 2023 fiscal year also includes a range of reform programs aimed at optimizing Morocco’s healthcare system.

    The government is set to approve new laws to improve the financing of national healthcare institutions. Starting from January 1 next year, the government will allocate MAD 2.2 billion ($220 million) in funding distributed over a period of two years.

    The reforms would help Morocco exceed the international recommended standard of 24 health workers per 10,000 habitats by 2025.

    They are also in line with Morocco’s goal of reaching 45 health workers per 10,000 people.

    To reach these milestones, Morocco would have to increase the number of health workers from 68,000 in 2022 to 94,000 in 2025, and 177,000 by 2030.

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