Mauritius: Get Some Exercise, and Call Me in the Morning - New Script for Doctors
[WHO] A workshop on implementation of exercise prescription in Mauritius was held on 03 December 2018 at Gold Crest Hotel, Quatre Bornes. Dr Anwar Husnoo, the Minister of Health and Quality of Life in his speech, reiterated the government strong commitment to fight the NCD scourge. The latter, he stated, is accentuated by the low levels of physical activity in the Mauritian population with only 23% of the adult population meeting the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations of 150 weekly minutes of physic (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Health Minister Inaugurates National Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
[Government of Mauritius] A National Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was inaugurated yesterday at the Dr A. G. Jeetoo Hospital, in Port-Louis, by the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Mohammad Anwar Husnoo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘It’s very easy to save a species’: how Carl Jones rescued more endangered animals than anyone else
Without Jones, the world might have lost the Mauritius kestrel, the pink pigeon, the echo parakeet and more – but the biologist’s methods are controversialThe last surviving bird of prey on Mauritius seemed doomed. In 1974, there were only four Mauritius kestrels left in the wild and attempts to breed them in captivity were failing. Extinction was “all but inevitable”, in the words of Norman Myers, one of the world’s leading environmental scientists.Carl Jones, a biologist who arrived on the island in the 70s as an idealistic 24-year-old, remembers his employers, the charity that becameBirdLif...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Conservation Wildlife Biology Mauritius Environment Science World news Source Type: news

East Africa: Mauritius Hosts 17th Colloquium On HIV/Aids Indian Ocean
[Government of Mauritius] The 17th Colloquium on HIV/AIDS Indian Ocean, an annual event aimed at reinforcing HIV/AIDS-related partnerships amongst stakeholders and promoting harm reduction strategies, was launched, yesterday, at the Intercontinental Mauritius Resort in Balaclava. The theme for 2018 is: "Une R égion, Des Evolutions, Des Solutions... Ensemble!" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Thailand First Asian Nation to Join Global Efforts to Control Tobacco
Tobacco pickers carry leaves to one of the sheds where they are cured on the Rosario plantation in San Juan y Martínez, in Vuelta Abajo, a western Cuban region famous for producing premium cigars. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPSBy Wendell C BalderasBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 20 2018 (IPS)Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to introduce standardized packaging of tobacco. On 14 November 2018, the Thai National Committee on Tobacco Control approved the Ministry of Health Regulation that requires cigarettes in Thailand to be sold in packaging stripped of the fancy, colorful and unique cigarette branding. I...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell C Balderas Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics
By Thalif DeenNEW YORK, Nov 16 2018 (IPS)A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers – Amazon and eBay – to stop marketing “dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams.” The protest is part of a coordinated global campaign against a growing health hazard in the field of cosmetics.So far, the groups have reached out to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and INTERPOL, the Lyon-based internation...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Misunderstood flying fox could prove bat species demise, warn scientists
A large fruit-eating bat native to Mauritius is the subject of controversy over the announcement of a major cull to protect the Indian island's fruit crops, despite a lack of evidence as to the extent of damage directly attributed to the endangered species. An international team of researchers, including the University of Bristol, that monitored the damage directly caused by the Mauritian flying fox to commercial fruit has found the bat is responsible for only some, and could be managed effectively without the need to cull. The study is published in the journal Oryx. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Misunderstood flying fox could prove bat species demise, warn scientists
(University of Bristol) A large fruit-eating bat native to Mauritius is the subject of controversy over the announcement of a major cull to protect the Indian island's fruit crops, despite a lack of evidence as to the extent of damage directly attributed to the endangered species. Monitoring the damage directly caused by the Mauritian flying fox to commercial fruit, researchers found the bat is responsible for only some, and could be managed effectively without the need to cull. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mauritius: National Strategy for Healthcare and Wellness and Traditional Medicine Hospital Discussed
[Government of Mauritius] The elaboration of a national strategy for healthcare and wellness and the setting up of a modern university hospital dedicated AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) was discussed, yesterday, during a high-level meeting in Port Louis chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:World Food Day 2018 Advocates Elimination of Famine Across the Globe
[Government of Mauritius] An exhibition of posters showcasing local agricultural practices in the context of World Food Day 2018, was inaugurated this morning at the Esplanade of the Renganaden Seeneevassen Building in Port-Louis. The theme for the 2018 Day is 'Our actions are our future' A #zero hunger world by 2030 is possible'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:World Sight Day 2018 - Education Ministry Highlights Importance of Vision Screening
[Government of Mauritius] An event, aiming to raise awareness on the importance of conducting vision screening at an early age, was held yesterday at the MITD House in Phoenix in the context of World Sight Day 2018. The Director of Health and Wellness Department of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Dr Neeshti Reetoo, the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), Mr Mathieu Mandeng, the Liverpool Football Club legend, Mr John Barnes, and other eminent personali (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Workshop On Joint External Evaluation (Jee) of International Health Regulation (Ihr) Core Capacities in Mauritius From 18-20th September 2018
[WHO] A validation workshop is being conducted in Mauritius from 18 to 20 September 2018 in view of critically assess the levels of the country's core capacities in detecting hazards from all sources and effectively respond to them without disruption of travel and trade. The workshop, a preparatory step for the final visit by the external team of expert of the workshop, aims at validating the self-assessment report and identifying and compiling all reference documents that will be eventually required by the exte (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:National Prevention Campaign Against Non-Communicable Diseases Launched At Goodlands
[Government of Mauritius] The national prevention campaign against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, was launched yesterday at Goodlands in the presence of the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Anwar Husnoo, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection, Mr Ashit Gungah, and other eminent personalities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Health Ministry Acquires Five Acrls Ambulances
[Government of Mauritius] The Regional Hospitals around Mauritius will now be equipped with five new Advanced Cardiac Resuscitation Life Support (ACRLS) ambulances aimed at enhancing pre-hospital treatment and ambulance services in the country. The unveiling of this new fleet of vehicles was held on Friday 7 August 2018 at the Dr Jeetoo Hospital in Port Louis in the presence of the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Anwar Husnoo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Strategizing Health Policy and Sector Strategy Plan Development in Mauritius Through Participatory Approach
[WHO] Synchronizing the different plans in view of linking them with the Mauritius Vision 2030 on Health and Quality of Life, WHO Global Programme of Work (GPW13) and WHO Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) is a priority action to achieve national and global health outcomes, one of which is the reduction in the prevalence of Non-communicable Diseases and their risk factors. As a matter of fact, the prevalence of NCDs mainly diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and respiratory diseases has incre (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:National Prevention Campaign Against Non-Communicable Diseases Launched At Grand Bois
[Government of Mauritius] The national prevention campaign against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, was launched yesterday at Grand Bois in the presence of the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Anwar Husnoo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:World Population Day 2018 - Need to Reposition the Family Planning Strategy, Says Dr Husnoo
[Government of Mauritius] There is a need to reposition the family planning strategy to enhance the visibility, availability, and quality services for increased contraceptive use and healthy timing and spacing of births, and ultimately to improve the quality of life of the population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mauritius:MRA Launches Its Annual Blood Donation Campaign
[Government of Mauritius] Blood is one intrinsic element that connects each of us, regardless of transcending race, language, religion and nationality. The theme Blood connects us all retained by the World Health Organization reflects the importance of blood in not just saving lives but also connecting each of us. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

You Are Washing Your Hands All Wrong, Study Finds
By Melissa Gray, CNN (CNN) – Hand-washing seems pretty simple, but a recent study shows that 97% of the time, we’re still doing it wrong — which can lead to contamination of food and surfaces and result in foodborne illness. The study from the US Department of Agriculture shows most consumers failed to wash their hands and rub with soap for 20 seconds. That’s the amount of time recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says that washing for shorter periods means fewer germs are removed. “Numerous” study participants also didn’t dry their hands with a clea...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Source Type: news

Global Campaign Against Mercury Moves to an End Zone
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2018 (IPS)A global campaign to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard– the use of mercury in dentistry—is steadily moving to a successful conclusion.Providing an update, Charlie Brown, head of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, one of the key campaigners, told IPS that “nation by nation, the world is on the threshold of ending amalgam for children in 2018.” Participants in the global workshop in Bangkok, co-sponsored by the UN Environment (UNE) and the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry. Credit: UNE“Europe takes that exciting ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Mauritius:Loan Agreement for the Construction of Phase I of Flacq Teaching Hospital
[Government of Mauritius] A Loan agreement for the financing of the first phase of the construction and equipping of the Flacq Teaching Hospital project was signed yesterday between the Republic of Mauritius and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development at the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life in Port Louis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Budget 2018-2019 Rs 12.2 Billion Earmarked to Uplift Health Care and Quality of Life
[Government of Mauritius] Government is determined to improving the quality of life and ensuring safety for everybody by investing in the health care sector, with a sum of Rs 12.2 billion earmarked in Budget 2018-2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Always use a fresh tea towel! How drying up with an old cloth boosts food poisoning risk  
In the University of Mauritius study, scientists analysed 100 towels after a month of use and found 49 per cent had bacterial growth. Of the infected towels, more than a third had the E.coli bug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pathogens Tied to Food Poisoning Linger on Kitchen Towels
(MedPage Today) -- E. coli and more found on towels in Mauritian households even after a month (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kitchen towels could contribute to the growth of potential pathogens that cause food poisoning
(American Society for Microbiology) Researchers from the University of Mauritius have shown that factors such as family size, type of diet, multi-usage of towels, among other factors, impact the growth of pathogens on kitchen towels, potentially causing food poisoning. The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7-11, 2018 in Atlanta, Ga. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Exhibition Sensitises Mauritian Population On Adverse Impacts of Plastic
[Government of Mauritius] An exhibition, aiming to sensitise the population on the adverse impacts of plastic inland and at sea by showcasing alternatives of plastic products, was launched yesterday at the City Council of Port Louis, in the context of World Environment Day 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Public Awareness Workshop Focuses On Mercury and Its Alternatives
[Government of Mauritius] A Public Awareness Workshop on Mercury and its Alternatives aimed to sensitise stakeholders on the domestic sources of mercury, the hazards it poses and the best practices which can be adopted to protect the environment and health, was held yesterday at Intercontinental Hotel in Balaclava. The Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Etienne Sinatambou, was present at the opening of the workshop. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:School Feeding Project Launched to Support Socially Disadvantaged Children of Grand Port District
[Government of Mauritius] The School Feeding Project for Social Register of Mauritius (SRM) beneficiaries of the Grand Port district was launched yesterday, on a pilot basis, at the Mahebourg Social Welfare Centre. The project is a joint initiative of the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF), the Omnicane Foundation and the Mauritius Union Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Signing of Medical Twinning With South Africa in the Field of Hemophilia
[Government of Mauritius] The Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital and the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital of South Africa signed yesterday a medical twinning in the field of hemophilia at the Victoria Hospital in Candos. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Government Committed to Achieve 'Health for All' Goals, States Minister Husnoo
[Government of Mauritius] Government is committed to achieve the goals of 'Health for All' and the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will have to join forces with stakeholders comprising the private sector, United Nations Agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations and the society for concerted action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Access to Key Health Care Services Is Every Citizen's Fundamental Right, Says Minister Husnoo
[Government of Mauritius] 'Government is striving to make provision of universal, accessible and quality health services, free of any user cost, with emphasis on customer satisfaction'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:World Home Economics Day 2018 Advocates for Healthier and Sustainable Lifestyle
[Government of Mauritius] A national culinary competition and a food exhibition were organised yesterday by the Home Economics Unit of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare at the National Women Development Centre in Phoenix, in the context of World Home Economics Day observed annually on the 21 of March. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Due Attention Given to Health Sector to Improve Citizen's Quality of Life, Says Prime Minister
[Government of Mauritius] Government is giving particular attention to the health sector in Mauritius so as to enhance the quality of life of all citizens, said the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, today at Saint Pierre Farmers Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Laying of Foundation Stone of the New Area Health Centre At Petite Rivi ère
[Government of Mauritius] A new Area Health Centre in Petite Rivi ère to the tune of Rs 38 million will be constructed to provide better health care facilities to the people of Petite Rivière and its neighbouring areas. The laying of foundation stone of the Area Health Centre was held yesterday in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Ivan Collendavelloo; the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Anwar Husnoo; the Minister of Tourism, Mr Anil Gayan; and other per (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Analysis - The rise of synthetic drugs in Paradise Island (Part 2)
[L'Express] The rising tide of synthetic drugs in Mauritius was discussed and four major findings were established in Part 1, published on the 16th February 2018 in l'express. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:MOU Signed to Reduce Street Dog Population in a Humane and Sustainable Way
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Humane Society International (HSI), this morning at the seat of the Ministry in Port-Louis, to mark the start of a pilot project to sterilise 10,000 dogs as part of a new humane street dog population control project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Metropolis Healthcare plans Rs 100 crore expansion
Currently, the lab chain has 2,000 collection centres and 150 labs across the country and Sri Lanka, Kenya, Mauritius and Ghana. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mauritius:"Developing countries such as Mauritius need research to help relieve the economic burden of chronic diseases"
[L'Express] Dr Neel Heerasing, a consultant gastroenterologist with special interests in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Clinical Nutrition, was born and raised in Mauritius. Having completed his medical training in Australia, he moved to the United Kingdom in 2016 to further his training and undertook a two-year research fellowship at the Royal Devon& Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the prestigious Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pharmacogenetics Research Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:New 150-Bed Eye Hospital in the Pipeline
[Government of Mauritius] "The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life is working on the modalities for the setting up of a 150-bed eye hospital in R éduit, which is expected to be completed within two years' time." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Meeting On Accident Prevention in Radiotherapy to Be Held in Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold a meeting in Mauritius in April 2018 on Accident Prevention in Radiotherapy within the framework of the project "RAF9059 Strengthening Member State Technical Capabilities in Medical Radiation Protection in compliance with requirements of the new International Basic Safety Standards". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Highlights of Health Statistics Report 2016
[Government of Mauritius] The estimated resident population for Mauritius as at 31 December 2016 was 1 221 150 compared to 1 220 530 as at 31 December 2015. The increase of 620 in the number of resident population, that is, 0.05%, is highlighted in the Health Statistics Report 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Health Minister Inaugurates Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit At Jeetoo Hospital
[Government of Mauritius] Government is determined to provide quality services to all citizens by placing health care at the core of its agenda with the priority of making the latest medical technology accessible to all. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Gayan still blamed in drug policy debate
[L'Express] In a conference organised by the Mouvement Patriotique earlier this week, addiction specialists David M été and Uvarajen Paratian sought to dismiss preconceived notions around the subject matter and give their unabated perspective on drug policy in Mauritius. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Health Ministry to Undertake Intensive Diabetes Action Study Soon
[Government of Mauritius] "The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will soon be conducting the Mauritius intensive diabetes action study, whose objective will be to determine the best interventions in preventing or at least slowing diabetes complications." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Targets Africa
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world. Charlie Brown, Attorney & President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, an organization which is spearheading the campaign, told African and Asian delegates at a meeting in Geneva late September: “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation are equally important as the children of Europe.”Presid...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Understanding the Berlin patient's unexpected cure
(Oregon Health& Science University) Researchers have a new way to understand the much-studied Berlin patient's unexpected cure from HIV and improve outcomes of stem cell transplants for patients with other blood-related diseases such as leukemia and sickle-cell disease. A team at Oregon Health& Science University has shown a species of monkey called Mauritian cynomolgus macaques can successfully receive stem cell transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Minister Husnoo Lauds Key Role of Nurses in Health Services
[Government of Mauritius] In a constantly changing health environment, training and capacity-building programmes of nurses are fundamental to enhance the health sector as they play a key role in delivering quality health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Minister Husnoo Lauds Key Role of Nurses in Health Services
[Government of Mauritius] In a constantly changing health environment, training and capacity-building programmes of nurses are fundamental to enhance the health sector as they play a key role in delivering quality health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: All Measures Taken to Prevent Transmission of Plague, Reassures Health Minister
[Government of Mauritius] All precautionary and control measures are being taken at the airport and the port. Surveillance is also being reinforced at all levels in a bid to prevent transmission of pneumonic plague which is currently affecting Madagascar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: New Cancer Centre to Be Constructed in Vacoas, Announces Minister Husnoo
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will proceed with the construction of a new state-of-the-art cancer centre in Vacoas with the collaboration of the Hospital Service Consultancy Corporation (HSCC) Limited from India. Under mutual government agreement between India and Mauritius, the HSCC will assist the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life as consultant. The construction of the new cancer centre is expected to start early in 2018 and will be completed in about 15 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news