Morocco has seen gradual improvement in its health indicators since the turn of the
century. According to World Bank estimates, the average life expectancy of Moroccans
increased from 68.7 years in 2000 to 76.2 years in 2017. This compares to 70.6
years and 73.2 years in Algeria and Tunisia, respectively. The maternal mortality rate
dropped from 188 per 100,000 live births to 70 over the same period, while infant
mortality declined from 41.7 per 1000 live births in 2000 to 19.2 in 2018. This reflects
greater access to maternal health care: the share of pregnant women receiving prenatal
care rose from 68% in 2004 to 88.5% in 2018, while medically assisted births increased
from 62.2% to 86.6%.

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