Morocco has put in place incentives and removed legal barriers to encourage foreign companies to invest in its health sector and attract foreign doctors to fill shortages, Health Minister Khaled Ait Taleb said. They will naturally promote the development of healthtech in the kingdom.
The healthcare system will have to cope with an increase in demand which will be partly addressed by facilitating the practice of foreign doctors. Morocco lacks 32,000 doctors and 65,000 nurses, he said, adding that doctors who have a license to practice abroad can now also practice in Morocco.
The minister added that investors who choose to go to underserved “medical deserts” will benefit from tax incentives and state aid. Morocco notably plans to produce the coronavirus vaccine locally this year in fill-and-finish form and will move to purchasing licenses to produce the vaccine locally.