Morocco donates $700,000 to Paraguay to fight infant mortality

Morocco donates $700,000 to Paraguay to fight infant mortality

February 20, 2018 | | Share:

Rabat The Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation (AMCI) will allocate $700,000, almost MAD 6.4 million, to Paraguay to improve six health units in the southern departments of Guaira and Caazapa to reduce child and maternal mortality, reported state press agency MAP.

Paraguayan Minister of Health Carlos Morinigo and Moroccan Ambassador to Paraguay Badreddine Abdelmoumni approved the donation on Tuesday.

The amount donated will be used to renovate the infrastructure and equipment of three Family Health Units (FHU) in Guaira and three others in Caazapa.

In addition, one FHU from each department will be provided with delivery services, laboratories and radiology rooms, which will benefit approximately 50,000 people. Starting next week, a Moroccan delegation will supervise the work in the health centers concerned, Morocco World News reported.

Pregnant women are the main beneficiaries of these FHU, dedicated to providing adequate birth conditions. Due to the fact that infant mortality affects 17 children out of 1000 in Paraguay, the donation should positively impact the fight against infant mortality, the agency reported, citing UNICEF's November 2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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