Morocco has launched the experimentation phase of its telemedicine project. Steered by Société marocaine de télémédecine (SMT), the project was deployed in the health centers of Anfgou and Imilchil in the Midelt province Zaouïat Ahensal in Azilal province.
In November 2018, three new rural sites will be added to this experimentation phase. They are namely Ait Tamlil in Azilal province, Taliouine and Talsint in the Taroudant and Figuig provinces respectively.
SMT plans to extend this telemedicine project to about thirty new sites during the first semester of 2019 once this experimentation phase is successful. Among these sites, there are regional hospitals that will be used as telemedicine hubs that will coordinate health activities in their regions. They will collaborate with Mohammed VI University of health sciences that will be the national hub.
With its telemedicine project in rural zones, the result of a partnership between Morocco’s ministers of health, interior and national education, as well as medical units under the royal armed forces, the telecommunications regulatory agency and Mohammed VI University of health sciences, Morocco aims to serve 160 rural communities, representing about 2 million people having difficulties in accessing quality health services