Morocco: Covax - Morocco Receives First Allocation of Anti-Covid Vaccine
[MAP] Rabat -- Morocco has benefited from a first allocation of anti-Covid19 vaccine under the COVAX mechanism, the health ministry announced on Thursday, stressing that additional doses will be allocated to the Kingdom in the coming weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Regional Director's statement for virtual press briefing, 1 April
1 April 2021 – I would like to welcome you all today to this press briefing, and also I would like to give a warm welcome to my colleague Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. WHO and UNICEF have a long history of working hand in hand to address some of the most urgent issues related to the health and well-being of all people in our Region. This solid partnership is at its strongest now during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we are facing a global threat that requires even more coordinated efforts. I am proud that our teams – together with many other partners – are ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 1, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Hope & Numbers: What will it take to Tip the Scales on Climate Action?
The UN says global temperature rise could lead to more frequent and more intense extreme weather events, such as prolonged droughts or devastating floods. Nations are “nowhere close” to the level of action needed to fight global warming, according to a UN climate action report released February 2021. The study urged countries to adopt stronger and more ambitious plans to reach the Paris Agreement goals, and limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, by the end of the century. Credit: WFP/Matteo CosorichBy Naomi GoodmanAMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Mar 24 2021 (IPS) We should be well on the way to solving ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naomi Goodman Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
The Commission The Commission on the Social Determinants of Health in the Eastern Mediterranean was established in 2019 by the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean as an independent, expert Commission. The Commission has conducted an extensive review of health inequities in the Region and has produced a report "Build back fairer: achieving health equity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region". The report provides detailed analysis of the status of health inequities and a list of actionable recommendations. The work of the Commission puts social justice and health equity at the centre of all acti...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 22, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

India's Serum Institute to delay further vaccine shipments to Brazil, Morocco, Saudi: Source
The news comes as India, the world's biggest vaccine maker, is being criticised domestically for donating or selling more doses than inoculations conducted at home, despite reporting the most number of coronavirus infections after the United States and Brazil. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinical features and prognosis of severe scorpion envenomation in children - Rebahi H, Ba-M'hamed S, Still ME, Mouaffak Y, Younous S, Bennis M.
This study aimed to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Morocco moves toward legalizing medical marijuana
Morocco’s government has approved a landmark bill that would legalize nonrecreational uses of marijuana (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NCI grant enables exploration of cancer-fighting compound isolated from Moroccan fungus
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A compound isolated from a fungus growing on the roots of a flowering plant in Morocco shows promise as a powerful opponent of aggressive triple negative breast cancer, Medical College of Georgia scientists say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Students in France wait for food handouts as COVID-19 destroys part-time jobs
Every Tuesday evening, Moroccan student Chaimae Irfaq hands out food parcels to dozens of hard-up students in the foyer of her Paris... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Strange Allure of a Flight to Nowhere (and Other Places We ’re Desperate to Go)
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox every Sunday. OH, THE PLACES WE’RE DESPERATE TO GO Lately, in that gray-blue hour before a winter sunrise, I’ve taken to staying in bed and flying to Morocco. It’s the place I’ve been that’s the least like Brooklyn, where I have spent most of this pandemic. Trying to remember the way the air feels on your skin in an unfamiliar climate is the smallest of escapes. Maybe it’s a necessary one, now that everything within reach feel...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

The Strange Allure of a Flight to Nowhere (and Other Places We ’re Desperate to Go)
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox every Sunday. OH, THE PLACES WE’RE DESPERATE TO GO Lately, in that gray-blue hour before a winter sunrise, I’ve taken to staying in bed and flying to Morocco. It’s the place I’ve been that’s the least like Brooklyn, where I have spent most of this pandemic. Trying to remember the way the air feels on your skin in an unfamiliar climate is the smallest of escapes. Maybe it’s a necessary one, now that everything within reach feel...
Source: TIME: Science - February 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Africa: Continent Nears 3.6 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19
[allAfrica] As of February 3, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,595,072 . Reported deaths in Africa reached 92,364 and   3,097,442 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases - 1,458,958 - and  44,946 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 472,273 ), Tunisia ( 211,412 ), Egypt ( 167,013 ), Ethiopia ( 138,861 ), and Nigeria ( 133,552 ). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - Vaccination of Health Professionals Kicks Off in Rabat
[MAP] Rabat -- The Covid-19 vaccination operation of healthcare professionals started Thursday evening in Rabat, in a climate of mobilization and strong desire to ensure the success of this national campaign, according to the prioritization criteria established by the ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco's king kicks off country's virus vaccination drive
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has received a shot against the coronavirus to officially kick off his country’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 ’s Social & Economic Fallout Hits Women Harder
A profound shock to our societies and economies, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores society’s reliance on women both on the front line and at home, while simultaneously exposing structural inequalities across every sphere. Responding to the pandemic is not just about rectifying long-standing inequalities, but also about building a resilient world in the interest of everyone with women at the centre of recovery. Credit: United NationsBy Constanza TabbushUNITED NATIONS, Jan 27 2021 (IPS) With over 90 million confirmed cases and 1.9 million deaths globally, and a second wave sweeping into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic cont...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Constanza Tabbush Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

India sends 2 million doses of Covishield each to Brazil & Morocco
India News: MUMBAI: Two million doses of Covishield vaccine were flown to Brazil on Emirates Sky Cargo and another two million doses to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India to begin commercial vaccine exports with shipments to Brazil, Morocco
The shots developed by UK-based drugmaker AstraZeneca and Oxford University are being manufactured at the Serum Institute of India, the world's biggest producer of vaccines, which has received orders from countries across the world. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access?
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access? appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Serum Institute of India obtains emergency use authorisation in India for AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine
AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine has been granted emergency use authorisation in India as well as Argentina, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico and Morocco for the active immunisation of adults. The vaccine was shown in clinical trials to be safe and effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19, with no severe cases and no hospitalisations more than 14 days after the second dose. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Morocco: Over 54k Tenants of Endowment Premises Exempt From Rent During Quarantine (Minister)
[MAP] Rabat -- A total of 54,665 tenants of endowment premises have been exempted from paying the rent during the quarantine, the Minister of Endowment and Islamic Affairs Ahmed Toufiq said on Monday in Rabat. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Pandemic empties blue-hued Moroccan tourist town
When COVID-19 hit Morocco, the mountainous town of Chefchaouen was one of the few that registered no cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Road traffic prediction model using extreme learning machine: the case study of Tangier, Morocco - Jiber M, Mbarek A, Yahyaouy A, Sabri MA, Boumhidi J.
An efficient and credible approach to road traffic management and prediction is a crucial aspect in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). It can strongly influence the development of road structures and projects. It is also essential for route plan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Morocco acquires 65 million vaccine doses from China, UK
Morocco announced it has acquired 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinopharm and Britain’s AstraZeneca (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Worried Morocco bans parties to stem holiday virus spread
Morocco has imposed a curfew, closed restaurants in major cities and banned public and private gatherings for three weeks to curb the spread of the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Morocco: New Variant of Covid-19 - Govt Suspends Flights To, From UK
[MAP] Rabat -- Morocco has decided to suspend its flights with the United Kingdom as of Sunday night, December 20, 2020, following the latest developments in the epidemiological situation in this country after the discovery of a new variant of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Royal Air Maroc Suspends Flights to and From Britain
[MAP] Casablanca -- Pursuant to the decision of the Moroccan government, Morocco's flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has announced the suspension, until further notice, of all its flights to and from Great Britain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trump faces bipartisan, international pushback on Western Sahara recognition
President Trump’s decision to recognize Morocco's sovereignty over the contested territory of Western Sahara in exchange for the nation... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In 1st for Arab world, Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture
Curriculum was discreetly changed before the deal establishing diplomatic ties with Israel was announced (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moroccan Islamist groups reject normalising ties with Israel
The religious branch of the co-ruling PJD party described the move as ‘deplorable’ (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoop: Fallout between Trump and top GOP senator made Morocco-Israel deal possible
Inhofe had asked Trump over the last two years not to recognize Moroccan sovereignty in the Western Sahara. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morocco latest country to normalise ties with Israel in US-brokered deal
As part of the deal, the US agrees to recognise Morocco's claim over the disputed Western Sahara. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Executive Voice: 10 Questions with CEO Polly Dunford
This article originally appeared in the Triangle Business Journal on December 3, 2020. You can read ithere. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 Health Workers Source Type: news

Morocco to use Chinese vaccine to kick off mass vaccinations
Morocco is rolling out an ambitious COVID-19 vaccination plan, aiming to vaccinate 80% of its adult starting this month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - Over 13,000 Cases Among Students and Educational Staff - Official
[MAP] Rabat -- A total of 13,619 cases of Covid-19 infection have been identified among students and educational, technical and administrative staff, said, on Monday in Rabat, minister of National education, vocational training, higher education and scientific research Saa ïd Amzazi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Epidemiological profile of methanol poisoning, El Hajeb, Morocco - Essayagh S, Bahalou M, Essayagh M, Essayagh T.
This study aimed to describe the extent of the intoxicat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Op-Ed: On the COVID frontlines, we're tired of hearing lame excuses for risky behavior
What you do — how we ALL act in the next six weeks — will make the difference between an inconvenient fall and a disaster that will take years to overcome. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Morocco Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 to Take Toll On African Banks, S & P Predicts
[This Day] One of the global rating agencies, Standard and Poor's (S&P) has predict that the Covid-19 pandemic will significantly hurt banks in Nigeria, Tunisia, Kenya, South Africa, Morocco and Egypt for at least three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Project to Fight Covid-19 Through Supporting Innovation, Entrepreneurship of Youth and Women Launched in Rabat
[MAP] Rabat -- The Moroccan National Commission for Education, Science and Culture and the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) launched, Thursday in Rabat, a project to combat Covid-19 through supporting innovation and entrepreneurship of youth and women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - Morocco Records 5,875 New Cases, 5,744 Recoveries Over Past 24 Hours
[MAP] Rabat -- Morocco has recorded 5,875 new cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) over the past 24 hours while 5,744 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the same period, the ministry of health said on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Western Sahara independence group declares war on Morocco
The declaration could reignite an armed struggle and guerrilla warfare and exacerbate years of animosity. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death in children after Atractylis gummifera L. poisoning in Morocco-report of three cases and review of literature - Nya S, Abouzahir H, Dami A, Saif Z, Najdi A, Belhouss A, Benyaich H.
BACKGROUND: Atractylis gummifera L. is a poisonous thistle plant that grows in the Mediterranean regions especially in northern Africa like Morocco and southern Europe. It has been used frequently to treat some diseases in traditional medicine, and its ing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Africa: Over 285,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After 16.6 Million Tests
[allAfrica] As of October 30, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,765,584. Reported deaths in Africa have reached  42,453 and recoveries 1,437,641. 285,488 cases are currrently active and 16,613,563 teses have been performed.South Africa has the most reported cases - 721,770, with deaths numbering 19,164. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (212,038), Egypt (107,209) Ethiopia (95,301), Nigeria (62,52 1) and Libya (60,628). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Over 287,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After 16.6 Million Tests
[allAfrica] As of October 31, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,785,483. Reported deaths in Africa have reached  42,853 and recoveries 1,455,115. 287,513 cases are currrently active and 16,796,546 tests have been performed.South Africa has the most reported cases - 725,452, with deaths numbering 19,276. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (219,084), Egypt (107,555) Ethiopia (96,169), Nigeria (62,85 3) and Libya (61,095). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Morocco, Eswatini Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation in Industry and Health Sectors
[MAP] Rabat -- Morocco and Eswatini on Monday signed an industrial cooperation protocol and a joint declaration of intent on cooperation in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - Epidemiological Situation Quickly Changed Despite Achievements (Minister)
[MAP] Rabat -- Despite the achievements and positive results that were obtained, the epidemiological situation linked to Covid-19 has quickly changed due to the large number of clusters, said, Monday in Rabat, Minister of Health, Khalid Ait Taleb. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco reopens some mosques, even as infections grow
Moroccans performed their first weekly prayers in more than seven months. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The absent perpetrators: Morocco's failed accountability, Tazmamart literature and the survivors' testimony for their jailers (1973-1991) - El Guabli B.
The Moroccan Years of Lead (1956-1999) are an important case for the investigation of testimonial literature's potential to undermine impunity. Both survivors and families of the victims of this dark period of state-mandated violations of human rights have... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - 3,445 New Confirmed Cases and 2,747 Recoveries in 24 Hours - Ministry
[MAP] Rabat -- Three thousand four hundred and forty-five (3,445) new cases of coronavirus infection and 2,747 recoveries were recorded in Morocco in the last 24 hours, announced Friday the ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of psychological distress among a national sample of in-school adolescents in Morocco - Pengpid S, Peltzer K.
BACKGROUND: The goal of the study was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of psychological distress among adolescent school children in Morocco. METHODS: Nationally representative cross-sectional data were analysed from 6745 adolescents (15 yea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Morocco faces down COVID spread with tough rules
With air and sea borders closed for months and eight cities barring people from entering or leaving, Morocco has been pulling out the stops to stanch the spread of coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news