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Bouchra Assarag

Medical doctor and researcher at national school of public health


Dr Bouchra Assarag is a medical doctor working at the National Institute of Health Administration (INAS). She holds an MPH and PhD in Public Health. She worked as medical officer in a rural district for 6 years before joining INAS in 2008.

Dr Assarag is an active member of civil associations in the domain of adolescent health, HIV, and family planning. She participated in reproductive health several studies such as (national study on burden of diseases, mandatory declaration of diseases in the private sector, quality of STI management in the public sector, children infected and affected by HIV).

As a member of the teaching staff in ENSP, she coordinates a short course on project management in the domain of HIV, and courses in management of Reproductive Health Services. She is the Moroccan coordinator of the FEMHEALTH work package on the effects of fee exemption for caesarean section on quality of care, and Moroccan coordinator of north and west African sexual and reproductive health network. She initiated many short e-learning courses in maternal and child health in ENSP. She collaborates with the Ministry of Health in planning and implementing the maternal mortality and morbidity reduction strategy. Her research interests are Reproductive Health and access to quality obstetric care.