Inequalities and Disparities in North Africa
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Saber Boutayeb, Abdesslam Boutayeb and Youssef Bensouda
Health and education constitute a cornerstone for human development of nations worldwide and
especially for developing countries. In this context very few studies are devoted to Algeria, Egypt, Libya,
Morocco and Tunisia as a group of countries forming what is called North Africa. These countries are
often included in other regions like the Arab World, Africa, World Health Eastern Mediterranean Region
(WHO-EMRO) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Belonging at the same time to Africa,
Mediterranean Region, Arab World and Islamic countries, North African countries share language, religion
and social and cultural custom. Consequently, it would be interesting to carry out a comparative study on
their achievements in terms of human development and underlying components such as education, health,
social welfare and violence.
North Africa, education, health, equity, development, disparity, science.
Institut National d’Oncologie Service Oncologie Medicale, Rabat, Morocco.