Moroccan donation of 700,000 dollars to Paraguay for the fight against child mortality

This gift will be used for the renovation of the infrastructure and equipment of six mother-child departments.

The Moroccan Agency for international cooperation (AMCI) 700,000 dollars (about 6.4 million dirham) will donate to Paraguay to six health departments in the southern departments of Guairá and Caazapá and child mortality and to improve to reduce maternal mortality.

The donation was signed last Tuesday at a meeting between the Paraguayan Minister of health, Carlos Morinigo, and the Moroccan Ambassador in Paraguay, Jake Abdelmoumni.

The 700,000 dollar is used for the renovation of the infrastructure and equipment of three mother-child in Guairá and three other departments in the city of Caazapá. In addition, one mother-child Division in each of the two cities a laboratory and radiology space, of which about 50,000 people benefit.

Pregnant women are the main beneficiaries of this mother-child departments, where they can give birth under good conditions. Child mortality affects 17 Paraguayan children on 1000, according to the Multiple Indicator Survey (MICS) that was published last november by Unicef.

Starting next week will be a Moroccan delegation monitor the work involved in the health centres, reports H24Info.