Trends of substance use and interpersonal violence from 2007 to 2011 and 2017 among male and female adolescents in Mauritius - Pengpid S, Peltzer K.
This investigation aimed to report the trends in the prevalence of substance use and interpersonal violence among adolescents in Mauritius. Cross-sectional nationally representative data were analysed from 7,458 adolescents (15 years median age) that parti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring the perceived risks and benefits of heroin use among young people (18-24 years) in Mauritius: economic insights from an exploratory qualitative study - White G, Luczak SE, Mundia B, Goorah S.
The decreasing age of young people injecting illicit drugs is an under-reported challenge for the prevention of HIV transmission worldwide. Young people aged 15-24 years represent 1 in 5 persons living with HIV in Mauritius where the epidemic is driven by ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Thousands protest after Mauritius dolphins deaths
Thousands protested in Mauritius to demand an investigation into an oil spill from a Japanese ship and the mysterious death of at least... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transforming the Global Economy or Parachuting Cats into Borneo?
Credit: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)By Lawrence SurendraBANGKOK, Thailand, Aug 24 2020 (IPS) The COVID 19 Pandemic continues relentlessly. Deaths approaching a million globally, 22 million infected and growing. Brazil, India, the US and Russia accounting for almost 50% of the total cases in the world. Medically the promise of a vaccine is given as signs of hope; what surprises awaits us when such a vaccine is available, would be another story. Economically, to address the uncertainty and the grim future ahead, the UN, some governments and even Joe Biden the US Presidential hopeful, are waving ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lawrence Surendra Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Africa: Promoting and Protecting Breastfeeding for a Better Start in Life
[WHO] Mauritius marked World Breastfeeding Week 2020 by an official ceremony performed by Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Hon. Kailash Jagutpal on 06 August 2020 at the Victoria Hospital, Candos. In line with this year's theme, the country aims at creating awareness among young people on the importance of breast feeding and its positive contribution to a healthier planet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mauritius: World Breastfeeding Week 2020 Raises Awareness Among Mauritian Youth
[Government of Mauritius] A workshop, acting as a platform for the Ministry of Health and Wellness to renew with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other stakeholders who are embarked on a mission to inform the population about the links between their health and breastfeeding, was held, yesterday, at the Victoria Hospital in Candos. One of the main objectives of this workshop was to raise awareness among young people on the importance of breastfeeding and its positive contribution to a healthier planet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mauritius: Smart Agriculture Project to Promote Mauritius' Agro-Ecological Transition
[Government of Mauritius] Various agro-ecological farming equipment were remitted to four farmers of the region of La Laura under the 'Smart Agriculture Project' during a ceremony held on, Friday 10 July 2020, in presence of the Attorney General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Maneesh Gobin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Innovative Financial Approaches Key to Unleash SIDS Economic Potential
By Ambassador Lois M YoungNEW YORK, Jul 7 2020 (IPS) Our world is transfixed by the great human toll and economic impact of the worst global pandemic in a century. For the 65 million inhabitants of small island developing states (SIDS), the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is reminiscent of the worst forms of extreme weather events that SIDS contend with annually. Such events cost lives, undermine our hard-earned development gains, and hamper the aspirations and quality of life of our people. Our governments are routinely compelled to shift already scarce resources from social and economic investments to recovery...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ambassador Lois M Young Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

African Development Bank COVID-19 response: moving from commitment to action
By African Development BankJun 15 2020 (IPS-Partners) The African Development Bank has responded swiftly to the needs of its member countries during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank’s operations have continued to run smoothly since the first cases appeared in early March, despite the wide range of lockdowns and measures imposed by governments to flatten the curve. The COVID-19 pandemic is forecast to cause Africa’s GDP to drop by between $22.1 billion and $88.3 billion. African countries, with the experience of having fought off Ebola, are working to adapt to this new threat and looking to the Bank for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: African Development Bank Tags: Africa Aid Economy & Trade Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: COVID-19 - We Should Be Proud of the Way We Have Tackled the Situation, Says PM
[Government of Mauritius] After 47 days without any new local Covid-19 case, all economic and social activities can now resume and we should be proud of the way we have tackled the situation, stated the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, this evening, in a press conference at the Treasury Building in Port Louis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Reinventing the Mauritian Economic Model
[ISS] Mauritius reported its first cases of coronavirus on 19 March and closed its borders to all foreigners on the same day. It was a radical step for a small, open economy, but a necessary one. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability, says Commonwealth Secretary-General
PRESS RELEASE  By External SourceJun 8 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Commonwealth Secretary-General is urging governments to ensure their countries’ post-COVID economic recoveries are environmentally sustainable and safe for the ocean. Forty-seven of the Commonwealth’s 54 member countries have a coastline while 25 are either small island developing states or ‘big ocean states’ relying heavily on the ocean for food and income. On World Oceans Day (8 June), Secretary-General Patricia Scotland calls on countries to reform development strategies in a way that supports vibrant and sustainable blue and g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Environment Green Economy Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: How Mauritius' Unique Political Culture Helped It Beat COVID-19
[African Arguments] Every day at 6pm, one of the co-author's 10-year-old son would ask: "Mama, how many new cases today?". For the last 27 days, the reply has been "none" (apart from two recently imported cases in quarantine). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Nation Starts First Phase of Easing Lockdown Protocol
[Government of Mauritius] This present day marks two important chapters in Mauritius' history, with the implementation of the first phase in easing the lockdown introduced on 20 March 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19, with some sectors resuming their business activities, and the introduction of the COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill and the Quarantine Bill into the National Assembly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Government Steps Up Efforts to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic, Says Attorney General
[Government of Mauritius] Government has spared no efforts and deployed all the necessary means to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in Mauritius. The outcomes of such proactive measures are bearing their fruits as no new COVID-19 cases have been reported for the last 18 days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Government to Strike Balance Between Citizens' Health and the Economy, Says Dpm Collendavelloo
[Government of Mauritius] 'The health of Mauritians comes first, but at the same time, we have to keep the balance with the economy making sure that citizens can earn their living and not face the threat of unemployment so that our economy does not face the risk of recession'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: COVID-19 - La MCB estime la baisse des revenus du tourisme à Rs 40 milliards
[L'Express] «Comme mentionné dans les précédentes éditions, le secteur du tourisme prendra un coup significatif avec le Covid-19.» La MCB, dans sa troisième édition de son «Weekly Economic Watch» dans le contexte de la pandémie, publiée jeudi 30 avril, attire principalement l'attention sur ce secteu r d'activité. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: African Aviation Fighting for Survival As Air Mauritius Falls Victim to COVID-19
[RFI] African airlines are struggling amidst the coronavirus lockdown as demand has evaporated since measures were put in place across the globe to halt the spread of Covid-19. Air Mauritius became the latest victim of Covid-19 as the company's board of directors announced on Wednesday that the carrier would be put into voluntary administration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How NPA Is Minimizing Impact of COVID-19 On Nigerian Economy
[This Day] As countries around the world grapple with the economic impact of Covid-19 pandemic, measures put in place by the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, such as diversion of vessels whose crew members are showing symptoms of the virus from Mauritius (considered gateway to Africa), suspension of all applicable terminal storage fees on consignments, agreement with the Nigeria Customs Service to move overtime cargo to federal government's warehouse at Ikorodu, will help mi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Six New Cases of Covid-19 Registered Bringing the Total to 36 Cases
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius has registered six new cases of Covid-19 bringing the total to 36 cases as at date with two deaths reported as compared to 28 cases yesterday which indicates that the number of positive cases detected is on the rise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola, Eritrea, Uganda confirm first cases as coronavirus spreads in Africa
Angola, Eritrea and Uganda confirmed their first cases of coronavirus, while Mauritius recorded its first death as the virus spreads across Africa despite measures by governments to hold it back. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Honeymoon from hell: Coronavirus travel bans trap South Koreans abroad
The honeymoons of 34 South Korean newly-weds on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius turned into a holiday from hell after they were rounded up and held in isolation by authorities due to fears over the coronavirus, according to Seoul officials. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mauritius: New Cancer Cases On the Decrease in Mauritius
[WHO] New Cancer Cases on the decrease in Mauritius (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Free Medication for Hepatitis C Patients
[Government of Mauritius] Free medication will be provided by a UK-based biopharmaceutical company, Gilead Sciences, to patients suffering from hepatitis C in Mauritius under a medicine donation programme, announced yesterday, the Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and External Communications, Minister for Rodrigues, Outer Islands and Territorial Integrity, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: World Cancer Day 2020 - Mauritians Urged to Go for Cancer Screening
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, urged Mauritians to go for cancer screening as early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment and reduces the risks of premature death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: National Cancer Registry - Annual Report 2018 Released
[Government of Mauritius] The 2018 Annual Report of the National Cancer Registry of the Republic of Mauritius was released, yesterday, by the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, during the launching of activities in the context of World Cancer Day 2020 at the Mediclinic of l'Escalier. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

These 10 Trends will Define Digital Health in the Next Decade
By Wayan Vota, Director of digital health Smartphones have revolutionized the way health workers do business. Photo by Clement Tardif for IntraHealth International.January 30, 2020It’s been ten years since the first truly affordablesmartphone was introduced and unleashed a transformation across the African continent. These days, over 40% of all Africans use smartphones, and the technology generates 8.6% of GDP insub-Saharan Africa.But the tech transformation hasn’t stopped with telecommunications. The field of digital health has expanded, too. To kick off 2020, IntraHealth International’sdigital healt...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Digital Health Technology Source Type: news

Mauritius: Inter-Sectoral Collaboration Is Key to Control and Prevent Outbreak of Vector-Borne Diseases
[Government of Mauritius] 'An inter-sectoral collaboration is key to control and prevent the outbreak of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and chikungunya, in particular during the currently prevailing cyclonic and rainy season'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Bubble tea - Is it healthy?
[L'Express] Bubble tea is a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in Tainan and Taichung in the 1980s. Since it was first introduced, its popularity has sky rocketed around the world, including in Mauritius and especially among the youth. But what is bubble tea really made of? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Health Minister Effects Site Visit for Construction of New Flacq Hospital
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, effected a site visit, yesterday, at Constance, for the construction of a new Flacq hospital to the tune of around Rs 6 billion. The consultant of the project, Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation Limited from India, and other personalities were present. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Calling Upon Families to Act On Diabetes Now
[WHO] The new Minister of Health and Wellness of the Republic of Mauritius, Dr Hon Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal launched a series of activities in the south of the country on 23 November 2019 to mark the World Diabetes Day at national level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: World Diabetes Day 2019 Marked By a Series of Activities in Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] World Diabetes Day 2019 was marked by a series of activities organised, on Saturday 23 November 2019, by the Ministry of Health and Wellness at the Gymnasium of Souillac State Secondary School. The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Mauritius, Dr Laurent Musango, and other personalities were present. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Junior Doctors Familiarised With Laparoscopic Gynaecology Surgery
[Government of Mauritius] A seminar on Laparoscopic Gynaecology Surgery, which is part of the Medical Council's postgraduate continuous professional development, was held on, 18 November 2019, at the Hennessy Park Hotel in Eb ène. The Australian High Commissioner, Ms Jenny Dee, was present. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Hosts Multi Countries Workshop On Tobacco Taxation Policy and Sustainable Health Financing
[WHO] The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) convened a high-level two-day workshop on tobacco taxation and sustainable health financing in Monrovia, Liberia from 19th to 20th September 2019. The participants at the workshop included focal points for Tobacco Taxation and Tobacco Control in the Ministries of Finance and Ministries of Health from selected countries in the Region including: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Mauritius , Seychelles, Guinea, Central Africa Republic, Cameroon and Libe (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Mauritius to Host International Conference On Diabetes and Associated Diseases
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, in collaboration with the World Community on Prevention of Diabetes Foundation, Spain and the Diabetes Foundation Mauritius, will organise an International Conference on Diabetes and Associated Diseases from 21 to 23 October 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: World Heart Day 2019 - Minister Husnoo Raises Alarm As Regards Increasing Prevalence of Cardiovascular Diseases
[Government of Mauritius] At the launch of a series activities in the context of World Heart Day 2019, the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Anwar Husnoo, raised the alarm as regards the increasing number of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and related diseases. Some 3,000 to 3,500 Mauritians die from health complications related to CVD, while some 1,300 heart surgeries are carried out each year compared to 600 in 2006, he indicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fortis Healthcare completes stake sale in Mauritius-based Medical and Surgical Centre
MSCL has a market capitalisation of 55 million dollars (about Rs 380 crore). The share of Fortis will fetch it about 16 million dollars (about 110 crore). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mauritius: Mauritius Awarded 'Certificate of Appreciation' for World No-Tobacco Day 2019
[WHO] The efforts made by the Republic of Mauritius and its commitment and leadership in the African Region were recognized by the World Health Organization during the World No-Tobacco Day 2019. Dr Hon Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life received the 'Certificate of Appreciation' from Dr Laurent Musango, WHO Representative in Mauritius on behalf of Dr Tedros, Director General and Dr Moeti, Regional Director of the World Health Organization during the celebration of the event on 30 May 2019 at S. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: How Ghana Is Using Graphic Pictures to Cut Tobacco Use
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana recently joined only a handful of countries in Africa to introduce the use of pictures in health warnings on tobacco products. The other countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal and Seychelles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: This is How Universal Health Coverage Led to Algeria Being Malaria-Free
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Algeria is now the second African country after Mauritius to be officially recognized by the World Health Organisation as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years. Morocco was declared malaria-free in 2010 which would have made the country the second African country to be certified malaria-free but it falls within WHO's "Eastern Mediterrean" region. Dr Akpaka Kalu, WHO Representative in E (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Promoting Cycling for Health, Environment Protection and Road Safety
The objectives of the activity were to encourage the population to practice cycling on a regular basis as a leisure activity and for physical fitness. It also aimed at creating public awareness on road safety and cycling as a safe and healthy form o (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How plants from Mauritius could help fight cancer
Research into the medicinal herbs of Mauritius shows that we may still have much to learn about the anticancer properties of many of the island plants. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of Mauritius: Mission Report: 29 October-2 November 2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/2019. This 72-page evaluation was based on a joint external assessment held on October 29-November 2, 2018, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of the Republic of Mauritius using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. Five overarching thematic areas emerged that require strong and high-level commitment, including establishing procedures and processes that facilitate rigorous documentation and a culture of continuous learning from every emergency response event. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mauritian medical herbs possess antitumor properties
(Far Eastern Federal University) Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) scientists teamed up with colleagues from the UK and Mauritius and experimentally demonstrated that extracts of the endemic (i.e. growing only on this island) medicinal herb leaves Acalypha integrifolia, Eugenia tinifolia, and Labourdonnaisia glauca stop the proliferation of esophageal squamous carcinoma cells, ones of the most deadly cancer type worldwide. A related article is published in the Acta Naturae journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mauritius: Anti-Influenza Vaccination Exercise for Winter 2019 Kicks Off
[Government of Mauritius] The annual anti-influenza vaccination exercise for the winter season 2019 kicked off today at the Bambous Social Welfare Centre in the presence of the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Etienne Sinatambou. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Courtesy Visit of the UNCT Retreat Members to the President of Seychelles
[WHO] His Excellency, the President of Seychelles, Mr Danny Faure welcomed the UN delegation for a courtesy visit in the morning of Tuesday April 16, 2019 at the State House of Seychelles. H.E. Mr D. Faure recognized and acknowledged the commitment of the UN delegation, lead respectively by Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, Regional Director, East and Southern Africa of UNFPA and Her Excellency Ambassador Christine Umutoni, UN Resident Coordinator for Mauritius and Seychelles. The delegation also comprised Regional Director (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Mauritius Launched Its Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme for 2019
[WHO] The Seasonal Influence Vaccination Programme for 2019 was officially launched on 11 April 2019 by Dr Hon. Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life at Dr. Hyderkhan Mediclinic in Plaine-Verte, Mauritius. The event was attended by the general population and other relevant personalities including Dr. Laurent Musango, WHO Representative in Mauritius who sets the example by receiving the first influenza vaccine for this year-round. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: 'Universal Health Coverage for Everyone, Everywhere'
[WHO] April 10, 2019. WCO Port Louis. World Health Day 2019 was celebrated on April 08 at the Trianon Convention Centre in Quatre Bornes, Mauritius. This year the emphasis was laid on the theme, 'Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pope to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius in September
Pope Francis will visit the African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius in September, the Vatican said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news