Back To Top

Would you like to receive our newsletter?

You can stay informed about the latest news from ACCESS Health International! Enter your email address and first name and click Sign Up!

Population:

33 million

Area:

274,461 square miles

Capital City:

Rabat
Morocco has just 1,100 ophthalmologists serving a population of 33 million.

ACCESS Health began operations in Morocco in early 2013. Our initial focus was to improve access to high quality, affordable eye care, especially cataract surgery. Our work was based on our study of the efficient eye care hospitals of India that have been successfully adapted in other countries, including Egypt. Our goal is to work with both the public and private sector to ensure that everyone in need has access to high quality, affordable eye surgery.

Focus Areas

Healthcare Finance

See all Healthcare Finance

Morocco is undergoing significant reforms in its health financing structures with the scaling in 2012 of RAMED, a new health insurance program for the poor. RAMED offers protection from catastrophic expenditure for those most in need while posing policy and technical implementation challenges to the Moroccan government. ACCESS Health Morocco is initiating analysis of RAMED with a view to support its development. Working in close collaboration with ACCESS Health India, we support innovative practitioner partnerships and cross country knowledge transfer in order to catalyze evidence based policymaking and build technical capacity. We are also preparing a case study of RAMED, which will gather together available data and information from multiple sources in order to offer a consolidated view of the system.

Projects

  • Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange

    Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange

    The Learning Exchange provides funding to facilitate structured learning partnerships between or among organizations that are profiled by the Center for Health Market Innovations. The Learning Exchange will help programs improve business practices, adopt innovations, or scale up or replicate an aspect of their model to a new market.

  • Joint Learning Fund

    Joint Learning Fund

    The Joint Learning Network established the Joint Learning Fund to support the ability of Network members to learn from each other on a range of topics, including expanded coverage, information technology, primary healthcare, provider payments, and quality improvement. Member countries use the Joint Learning Fund to support study tours, workshops, and exchange of personnel to learn from universal health coverage reform strategies that have been successful in other countries.

  • Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

    Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

    The Joint Learning Network brings together low and middle income countries in Africa and Asia to share experiences, challenges, and insights drawn from their efforts to achieve universal health coverage.

  • Joint Learning: Experiences from Knowledge Sharing Toward Universal Health Coverage

    Joint Learning: Experiences from Knowledge Sharing Toward Universal Health Coverage

    This book will share our experiences with the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, a program that brings together countries to share their experiences – their challenges and their successes – working toward universal health coverage. It is scheduled for completion by December 2014.

  • The RAMED Project

    The RAMED Project

    ACCESS Health Morocco is preparing a case study to provide a comprehensive overview of RAMED, a national health insurance program intended to protect low income citizens from financial disaster due to catastrophic illness. The case study will be shared nationally and internationally to encourage discussions of the challenges and opportunities of the RAMED program.

Show Projects

Healthcare Delivery Systems

See all Healthcare Delivery Systems

ACCESS Health seeks to improve healthcare delivery systems in Morocco. We share examples of efficient, cost effective, and equitable healthcare delivery from other low and middle income countries. We also work to improve eye care.

Projects

  • ACCESS Health Moroccan Eye Surgery Project

    ACCESS Health Moroccan Eye Surgery Project

    ACCESS Health works with both the public and private sectors in Morocco to implement best practices in eye surgery. We work with local providers and apply lessons from our eye care work in India. We help ensure that access to high quality affordable eye care is available to all.

  • Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange

    Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange

    The Learning Exchange provides funding to facilitate structured learning partnerships between or among organizations that are profiled by the Center for Health Market Innovations. The Learning Exchange will help programs improve business practices, adopt innovations, or scale up or replicate an aspect of their model to a new market.

  • Naddar Ati Project

    Naddar Ati Project

    The Naddar Ati Project provides access to free vision screening and high quality, affordable eyeglasses for schoolchildren in the Marrakech area. If the project pilot is successful, we will work with the government to scale the project nationally.

Show Projects

Program Areas

Eye Care and Hearing

See all Eye Care and Hearing

ACCESS Health Morocco is a principal partner in an innovative program helping to ensure that all children have access to free eye exams and either free or low cost corrective glasses. This work is also modeled upon similar programs in India that provide eye exams and glasses to school age children.

ACCESS Health Morocco has also initiated a program to ensure that people in need have access to high quality, affordable hearing aids. ACCESS Health Morocco is currently designing a pilot program to make these innovative hearing aids more accessible to the hearing impaired community in Morocco.

Projects

  • ACCESS Health Moroccan Eye Surgery Project

    ACCESS Health Moroccan Eye Surgery Project

    ACCESS Health works with both the public and private sectors in Morocco to implement best practices in eye surgery. We work with local providers and apply lessons from our eye care work in India. We help ensure that access to high quality affordable eye care is available to all.

  • Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange

    Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange

    The Learning Exchange provides funding to facilitate structured learning partnerships between or among organizations that are profiled by the Center for Health Market Innovations. The Learning Exchange will help programs improve business practices, adopt innovations, or scale up or replicate an aspect of their model to a new market.

  • Hearing Aids

    Hearing Aids

    ACCESS Health has identified Sound World Solutions, Inc. as a source for high quality, cost effective hearing aids. They are a low cost high quality opportunity to offer access to hearing aids to many for the first time. ACCESS Health is helping to introduce these hearing aids in several countries, starting in Morocco.

  • How to Create, Manage, and Finance High Quality, Cost Effective Eye Hospitals: A Handbook of Best Practice

    How to Create, Manage, and Finance High Quality, Cost Effective Eye Hospitals: A Handbook of Best Practice

    ACCESS Health is currently writing an instruction manual called How to Create, Manage, and Finance High Quality, Cost Effective Eye Hospitals: A Handbook of Best Practice. The Handbook will be a step by step guide to how to create and manage efficient, high quality, cost effective eye care surgical units.

  • Naddar Ati Project

    Naddar Ati Project

    The Naddar Ati Project provides access to free vision screening and high quality, affordable eyeglasses for schoolchildren in the Marrakech area. If the project pilot is successful, we will work with the government to scale the project nationally.

Show Projects

From the Blog

View all Blog Posts from Morocco
Modern Aging: inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds to create businesses to serve the needs of the elderly.
We are no longer active in Morocco. Projects and resources are available in the archive.