– MOROCCO –
IMPROVING ACCESS TO CARE FOR MIGRANT POPULATIONS, THANKS TO ALCS
April 23th, 2014
Every two years, the Assises nationales de l’Association de lutte contre le sida (ALCS) mobilizes players in the fight against HIV from all four corners of Morocco. More than 300 participants – policy makers, association leaders, national and international experts, human rights activists – come together for a few unique days of sharing and reflection.
The 10th edition of this major event took place from January 17-19, 2014, under the theme of “New immigration policy and access to health services.”
Now that the European Union has tightened border controls, Morocco is seeing the arrival of more and more regular and irregular migrant workers, asylum seekers, and refugees. The precarious living conditions and criminal violence experienced by the majority of sub-Saharan migrants to Morocco have engendered a need for medical and psychosocial services beyond what currently exists. By bringing their institutional and associational partners together, ALCS has created a forum to discuss practical ways of addressing these shortcomings. This issue has been among the institutional priorities of ALCS since 2005.