Legacy’s North African Community Health Initiative will provide community health care professionals from Morocco and Egypt a new set of tools, resources, and knowledge to enhance rural health care services and address some of the pressing needs in their respective communities.

Morocco

Morocco has a population approaching 30 million people. The country has made good progress in the control of preventable childhood diseases, but social and health inequities persist.  Despite the progress achieved during the last decade, the country still ranks in 125th place according to the Human Development Index.  Read more on health care issues in Morocco:

Egypt

A survey carried out two years ago in Egypt shows that the population suffers from two main difficulties:  low income and a poor health care system.  Established more that 45 years ago, the health care system today endures major problems:  responding poorly to the epidemiological profile, an ineffective referral system, low quality of services delivered, long waiting times at the doctor’s office, a shortage of essentials medicines, and defects with regard to the continuity of care.  Read more on health care issues in Egypt: