Morocco Committed to Ensuring Access to Health Services for Migrants, UN Official


  Date Published: 02/22/2018

Rabat  -  Morocco is betting on a voluntary-based policy by committing itself to ensuring access to health services for the benefits of its migrants, said, Thursday in Rabat, chief of mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ana Fonseca.

Speaking at the opening of the 7th public health debate on the theme "migration and health", organized by the National School of Public Health (ENSP), Fonseca welcomed the Kingdom's firm commitment to dealing with migration issues, adding that "migrants enjoy physical, mental and social well-being, enabling them to participate more actively in the social and economic development of host societies".

"Morocco was bold enough to implement a new plural migration policy to ensure a decent migration that is respectful of human rights," said the UN official, calling for making more efforts to ensure health care for migrants, and collect and process health information concerning these people.

Fonseca welcomed the announcement of the second campaign to regularize the situation of migrants, while commending the 1st phase initiated by HM King Mohammed VI in 2014, which enabled Morocco to have one of the most dynamic migration policies in the region.

Originally published by Agence Maroccaine de Presse, here.