“Performant Institute at the service of the population health, socially pleasant, with secure working conditions, a motivated staff and a satisfied customer
- The Committment
- The Rigour
- The Transparency
- The Gratitude
- The Respect
The National Institute of Hygiene was inaugurated in 1930. It is currently
among the important component structures of the Moroccan Ministry of health.
Providing technical and scientific sup- port of the various public health programs;
- Ensuring services and expertise in the fields
- Participate to national and international networks of surveillance, monitoring and health security;
- Animate the national networks of public health laboratories;
- Contribute in training and health research, in collaboration with national
and international partners.
Medical & Entomological Laboratories
- Medical and Environmental Parasitology ;
- Medical and Environmental Mycology ;
- Biochemistry and Haematology;
- Medical and Environmental Toxicology ;
- Medical and Environmental Bacteriology ;
- Medical Genetics ;
- Cell and Tissue Immunology.
- Medical Virology .
WHO Reference Laboratories:
- Reference Centre for Influenza and Respiratory Virus;
- Poliovirus Laboratory
- Rotavirus laboratory
- Measles and Rubella Laboratory
National Reference Laboratories:
- Tuberculosis Laboratory;
- Malaria Laboratory
- Bilharzia laboratory
- Neonatal Screening Laboratory
- HIV and AIDS Laboratory
- STIs Laboratory
- Epidemic Diseases Laboratory
- Medical Entomology Laboratory
- Forensic Medicine
- Human Genetics
- Travel Medicine
- Food Safety
- Environmental Toxicology
- Quality Management
Tel: +212 537 76 10 25
+212 537 76 14 03
+212 537 76 36 62
Pasteur Institute of Morocco (IPM)
Tel: + 212 522 434 470
Fax: + 212 522 434 478/+212 522 260 957
1, Place Louis Pasteur
20100 Casablanca, Morocco
Naima El Mdaghri - Director
With a staff of 259, the Pasteur Institute of Morocco (Institut Pasteur Du Maroc) is responsible for carrying out national research on infectious and parasitic diseases of humans, animals and plants, vaccinology, immunology, oncology, and genetics. It provides comprehensive training in microbiology and parasitology through the Center of Medical Biology. One of its core functions is to prepare and import serums, vaccines, and biological reagents.
IPM is divided into five major departments: infectious diseases; genetic diseases; immunizations; water, food, and environmental safety; and clinical biology. Last year, the institute played important roles in creating national policy for a potential Avian flu outbreak. It also took the lead in the surveillance of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis and created one of the country’s largest comprehensive sexually transmitted infection studies.
The institute is currently undergoing a major restructuring due to an ongoing merger with the Institut National d’Hygiène, the Pharmacovigilance and Anti Poison Center, and other units of the Ministry of Health.
Direction of Epidemiology and Disease Control, Ministry of Health
Professor, Abderrahmane Maaroufi - Director
The Directory of Epidemiology and Disease Control aims to improve the organizational and technical capacity in epidemiological surveillance and fight against epidemics, including emerging epidemics (Ebola disease and Coronavirus infection); analyze the Essential Public Health Functions of the national public health system for its flattening and strengthening its legislative and institutional capacity; promote the management of public health programs based on the establishment of program contracts with health regions; and integrate effectively, as an associate member of IANPHI.
Important contributions made by the institute in 2014 include launching of the process of national public health system reform (reflection seminar, PHEF audit and IANPHI Meeting); annual planning of public health programs; establishment of program contracts with health regions; and control of the coronavirus infection and the Ebola virus disease. Over 300 staff work for the institute, and the major departments include:
1. Division of Communicable Diseases
2. Division of Non Communicable Diseases
3. Division of Environmental Health
4. National Institute of Hygiene
5. National Radiation Protection Centre