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The Kingdom of Morocco provides medical assistance for African Peers to combat COVID-19

 

The Kingdom of Morocco proceeded, under the instructions of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, to send medical supplies to many brotherly African countries. This comes within the framework of the initiative, launched by the Sovereign after consultations with African peers and aimed at establishing an operational framework to accompany these countries in their various phases of managing the Coronavirus.

This aid will benefit 15 African countries, belonging to all the sub-regions of the continent, namely: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Mauritania, Niger, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Tanzania, Chad and Zambia.

In the same vein, it will provide these countries with protective medical equipment in order to assist them in their fight against the pandemic ‘’COVID-19’’. In this regard, 8 million face masks, 900,000 visors, 600,000 hygiene caps, 60,000 coats, 30,000 liters of hydroalcoholic gel, as well as 75,000 packs of chloroquine and 15,000 packs of Azithromycin have been provided.

It is worth mentioning that all the protective products and equipment making up the medical aids sent to African countries have been produced in Morocco by National companies and comply with international standards, notably those of the World Health Organisation.

In this sense, the production of masks locally as well as the invention of ventilators among other things reflect the strong belief of Morocco in the reliance on the local industry and competencies, key drivers for continental growth in the upcoming years and decades.

The Royal approach hailed, some weeks ago, by the Pan African Parliament (PAP) calls for the adoption of a pragmatic and action-oriented initiative, enabling the sharing of experiences and best practices to address the health, economic and social impact of Coronavirus.

As His Majesty the King underlined in previous occasions, Africa has to be more than ever self-reliant and believing in its ability to overcome definitely the COVID-19 crisis as it has shown a lot of resilience so far and proven to be more than prepared to face this pandemic.