Statements and Webcast
H.E. Ms. Yasmina Baddou, Minister of Health
9 June 2011
YASMINA BADDOU, Minister for Health for Morocco, said that over the past two decades, her country had taken steps to fight HIV/AIDS, extending support for patient care. Despite Morocco’s low HIV incidence, at less than 0.1 per cent, the rate of infection among at-risk groups remained high. The low prevalence was due to constant vigilance and joint Government action with civil society and international organizations, she said.
The National Strategic Plan enabled universal access to prevention, treatment and support, she said, adding that it had achieved important results, particularly among high-risk groups. The budget for implementing the Plan was estimated at about $47.76 million, 31 per cent of which had been contributed by the Global Fund. Emphasizing that the global fight against HIV/AIDS depended on international solidarity, the sharing of experiences among Member States and the development of best practices, she said those elements must be decisive in meeting the goals of the “three zeros” by 2015.