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Morocco is a low-middle income country in North Africa with a population of over 35 million (2017). Moroccan healthcare system has four layers: primary care, provincial hospitals and private clinics, hospitals in major cities, and university hospitals. Moroccans are served through universal public and private healthcare system. Public healthcare system serves around 70% of the population and public hospitals still face huge gaps in doctors, equipment, and medicine. Private practice grows rapidly, which often draws physicians away from public hospitals, including radiologists.

RAD-AID Volunteers in Morocco, 2019

RAD-AID in Morocco

In November 2016, UTHealth McGovern Rad-AID Chapter started a Radiology-Readiness Assessment in Morocco to assess gaps and needs at selected Moroccan hospitals, the Mohamed V University and in the rural setting. Three fields offered opportunities for improvement: education for radiology professionals, workflow and PACS optimization, and mobile health program to reach remote communities. Medical education appears to be also in need of structuration after discussions with the Dean of the University Mohamed V School of Medicine.

RAD-AID Volunteers teaching in Morocco

In 2018, the traveling team included 4 members. Lectures and workshops on residents’ education in radiology and medical writing were provided. Meetings were held with the president of the Moroccan NGO Association Marocaine pour la Protection de la Sante (AMPS) to plan our participation to their future outreach missions. Additionally, the first Morocco-US collaboration in a scholar product was started and led to a presentation at the ARRS 2019. It is in the works for publication.

RAD-AID Morocco Program Leaders at the 2nd National Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Congress, Morocco, May 2023

The 2019 mission involved 14 persons, including 2 interventional attending radiologists, a radiologist in private practice, a family medicine attending, and a physicist.