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Morocco is a growing country, but there are still a large number of children living in poverty, with no access to proper health care. These children suffer from complex heart pathologies that cannot yet be operated on in situ. Our aim is to transfer the knowledge and skills for specialized treatment to the local medical staff, so that such children may be treated in their own country.

Our projects in Morocco

Medical transfers

Due to the lack of finances, of qualified doctors and infrastructure, children suffering from heart defects cannot be treated in Morocco and some of the neighbouring countries. We enable the recovery of these seriously sick children by transferring them to Europe and to Switzerland to be given surgery there. Tdh is the leader in Europe for medical evacuations and organizes 40% of these transfers.

Surgical missions

In collaboration with specialists in cardiology from the Inselspital (University Hospital) in Berne, every year we organize two surgical missions to the Children’s Hospital in Rabat. These assignments have the purpose of consultation, care and surgery of sick children in Morocco, whilst strengthening the skills of the local staff through teaching new techniques. We also modernize the existing infrastructures. In this way, evermore children can be treated in their own country. These procedures improve the treatment of children on the spot and enable an increase in the number of cases treated locally. In 2016, Tdh signed a partnership agreement with the University Hospitals of Rabat and Berne on aspects relating to transfers, surgical assignments and training.

Terre des hommes in Morocco

Beneficiairies in 2019


213 children

Expatriate Staff / National Staff


0 / 2

Budget 2020


CHF 92,000




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Start of care for children with serious heart disease in the framework of our specialized treatment programme.

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