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Health care in Morocco

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Find in this article everything you need to know about the health care system in Morocco in order to better enjoy your expat experience.

Before you move to Morocco, seek information on the necessary vaccinations to be done before you travel. No specific vaccination is recommended, but you must be up to date in regard to pandemic vaccines including tetanus, diphtheria, typhoid, hepatitis A and B, as well as cholera and polio in terms of prevention. You are strongly advised to be vaccinated against rabies if you are staying in a rural area in Morocco.

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The current Moroccan health care system is not very developed. But the Moroccan government has initiated a reform process in order to strengthen the system and improve the quality of services provided to residents and expatriates.

Health insurance

It is recommended to subscribe to a health insurance before starting your expatriation project. Note that the public health system is accessible to all citizens of the country, as well as expats. But the Moroccan government strongly recommends subscription to a health insurance. You can find insurance providers on the Internet as well as in the yellow pages. Moreover, you need to make sure that you are covered in case of repatriation.

  Useful links:

April International en.april-international.com
ASFE International www.asfe-expat.com
International Health Insurance www.international-healthinsurance-plans.com
Cigna www.cigna.com

Communicable diseases

Before embarking on your trip to Morocco, you need to learn about the risks of communicable diseases in the country. Be aware that water and food related diseases such as traveler's diarrhea, typhoid and intestinal parasites are very common in this region of Africa.

Tips

Do not drink tap water as it may contain germs. Mineral water is available in bottles in all supermarkets. You can also opt for home delivery of water bottles. You should consult a doctor urgently if you have diarrhea or intestinal bleeding. Regarding swimming, avoid stagnant fresh water which can be infectious.

Remember to protect yourself against the sun and heat. Take an umbrella or a hat with you whenever you go out as ultraviolet rays are strongest in Morocco. Wear long sleeves and apply sunscreens. Do not forget to buy repellent creams or lotions to protect you from insects.

  Useful link:

Ministry of Health of Morocco srvweb.sante.gov.ma

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