Published Tuesday , on 16 June 2020, 08:41:39 by Christophe Hitayezu

The Moroccan medical aid, meant for Mauritania upon the High Royal Instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, arrived on Sunday at the international airport of Nouakchott.

His Majesty King Mohammed VI, has given his very high instructions for sending medical aid to several brotherly African countries.

The aid is intended to provide protective medical equipment to support the brotherly African countries in their efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is composed of nearly 8 million face masks, 900,000 visors, 600,000 hygiene caps, 60,000 coats, 30,000 liters of hydroalcoholic gel, as well as 75,000 packs of chloroquine and 15,000 packs of Azithromycin. In addition to Mauritania, this aid will benefit 14 other African countries, belonging to the continent’s sub-regions, namely Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Niger, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Tanzania, Chad and Zambia.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, this solidarity action is part of the implementation of the Initiative launched by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, on April 13, 2020, as a pragmatic and action-oriented approach, intended to the brotherly African countries, enabling the sharing of experiences and good practices and aiming to establish an operational framework in order to support their efforts in the various phases of the pandemic management.

All the protective products and equipment making up the medical aids sent to brotherly African countries are produced in Morocco by Moroccan companies and comply with the World Health Organization’s standards (MAP).