Saudi Arabia to Fund Construction of Medical Pharmaceutical School in Laayoune

The Moroccan city of Laayoune in Western Sahara will have its own medical and pharmaceutical school starting September 2022.The Saudi Fund for Development (SDF), which signed an agreement with Morocco, has given a grant to fund the MAD 30 billion project.Construction on the medical school is scheduled to begin in early 2019. Sitting on a plot of approximately 10 hectares, the school will be near Laayoune’s University Hospital Center (CHU) and will accommodate 2,000 students.The project aims to meet the growing medical needs of the population in Western Sahara. The project also hopes to increase the number of doctors in the region, by attracting young professionals to stay in the area.The SDF has also financed Agadir’s medical school.