Formal Health Care and Traditional Medicine

Moroccan women were asked whether they had access to a formal health care provider and whether they ever used traditional medicine. The questions were designed to assess whether women and their families have options so that they can seek formal health care providers and specialists to deliver preventive, routine and emergency health care to maintain overall health and well-being. It should be noted that in urban areas, government-funded health centers or clinics are located in every district, and services rendered are free of charge.

When comparing the use of formal health care and traditional medicine by income adequacy, there is also an inverse relationship between the two as income adequacy  increases (Figure 4).