Mauritius: CISD Highlights Activities in 2021 With Focus On the Implementation of the Digital Covid-19 Vaccination Pass
[Government of Mauritius] In its third issue of e-newsletter released in December 2021, the Central Information Systems Division (CISD) of the Ministry of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation, highlights core activities in which the Division has been actively involved in the last six months including the implementation of the digital COVID-19 Vaccination Pass (Pass Vaksinal) through the COVAC System developed by the Application Development Unit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of serious injuries among adolescents in Mauritius - Mireku DO, Sarfo JO, Ansah EW, Apaak D, Armah C.
INTRODUCTION: Injuries are a major global health problem that affects teenagers in many countries. Though several studies have been done in many countries, little is known among adolescents in Mauritius. Therefore, our paper explored the prevalence and cor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mauritius: Mauritius Removed from France's 'Scarlet' List - Joint Statement from Mauritius' Public/Private Sector Tourism Committee
[Mauritius Tourism] Port Louis -- The Mauritian tourism family welcomes the decision by the French government to remove Mauritius from its list of "scarlet" destinations, just a few days after its classification as part of this list. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Tourism Bodies Welcome Removal from France's 'Scarlet' List
[Mauritius Tourism] Port Louis -- The Mauritian tourism family welcomes the decision by the French government to remove Mauritius from its list of "scarlet" destinations, just a few days after its classification as part of this list. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: World Aids Day 2021 - Confronting Inequalities Through Concerted Actions Between the Authorities, NGOs and Civil Society
[WHO-AFRO] Mauritius marked World AIDS Day 2021 on 01 December 2021 at the Yves Cantin community hospital, Black River under the theme "End inequalities. End AIDS. End pandemic". This year's theme is of utmost importance at a point in time where the COVID-19 pandemic has further widened inequalities among the world populations. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mauritius: Mauritius Insists Covid Is Under Control. Hospitals Tell a Different Story
[African Arguments] Is the government hugely undercounting and understating its Covid surge? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SAA Cancels Mauritius Flights Following Travel Ban
[SAnews.gov.za] South African Airways has cancelled all of its flights to and from Mauritius following the imposition of a travel ban on South Africa by the Mauritian government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: World Prematurity Day 2021 Commemorated At Dr Bruno Cheong Hospital
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, effected a visit, this morning, at the Neonatal Unit of Dr Bruno Cheong Hospital, in Flacq, in the context of the World Prematurity Day 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 - Mauritius Receives Second U.S. Donation of 107 640 Doses of Pfizer-Biontech Vaccines
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius received, this morning, a second donation of 107 640 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines from the United States of America (U.S.). The vaccine donation was made through close collaboration of the U.S Government, the Government of Mauritius and the COVAX Facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PE Fund Carlyle partners Viyash for generics platform
CA Hull Investments, an affiliated entity of CAP V Mauritius and Carlyle, and Viyash, have set up the platform, an official statement said, without giving any details of any investments. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mauritius: World Diabetes Day 2021 - Launching of Activities At Mont Roches Social Welfare Centre
[Government of Mauritius] In the context of World Diabetes Day 2021, commemorated annually on 14 November, the Ministry of Health and Wellness launched a series of activities, this morning, at Mont Roches Social Welfare Centre in Beau Bassin, with the objectives of sensitising the population on diabetes as a major health issue having a significant economic and social burden on individuals, families and the society at large. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diabetes Equates the Rich and the Poor
Diabetes test, Mauritius. Credit: Nasseem Ackbarally/IPSBy Bruno KappaNAIROBI, Nov 12 2021 (IPS) Although for different reasons, diabetes appears to be one of the few cases that put rich and poor societies at equal footing. In either case, diabetes is caused by wrong, dangerous to health nutritional habits. In fact, people in industrialised countries tend to consume the so-called “junk food”, while in poor nations diabetes is caused by malnutrition and undernourishment. And it is a seriously worrying health problem. In fact, globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes as of 2014, compare...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bruno Kappa Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 - Newly Approved Drugs to Be Procured By the Ministry of Health and Wellness, States Minister Jagutpal
[Government of Mauritius] Ronapreve, a new molecule developed by MERK, has been approved for use by the World Health Organisation, while Molnupiravir, which is also a newly developed anti-viral COVID-19 drug by the same company, is currently being used only in the United Kingdom and has not yet been commercialised. However, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is closely following up on the production of these drugs and will procure same as soon as they are available. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 - President and Vice-President of the Republic of Mauritius Administered With Booster Shots
[Government of Mauritius] The President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, and the Vice-President, Mr Marie Cyril Eddy Boissezon, were administered, today, with COVID-19 booster shots of the Janssen vaccine, at the State House, in R éduit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Top Scientist - Why South Africa Shouldn't Be Giving 12-17 Year Olds Covid Shots - Now
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is one of the leading countries in Africa in terms of COVID vaccine rollout, along with Mauritius, Tunisia and Morocco. It has, however, had it's fair share of challenges. Shabir Madhi has been a key player in shaping the country's response. Ina Skosana and Ozayr Patel asked him for an assessment of plans to vaccinate adolescents, and next steps. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Launching of Laboratory Information Management System At the Flu Clinic of the Victoria Hospital
[Government of Mauritius] The Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) at the flu clinic of the Victoria Hospital was launched, this morning, in the presence of the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Jagutpal; the Minister of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Deepak Balgobin; the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan, Mr Shuichiro Kawaguchi; and the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ms Amanda Serumaga. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eye care chain Dr Agarwals plans to spend Rs 1,000 crore to expand presence
Dr Agarwals operates 100 eye hospitals, of which 86 are in India and the remaining in Africa. It has clinics in Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Out of the frying pan into the fire': Mauritian social workers' perspectives on disaster governance in Mauritius - Rambaree K, Rambaree BB.
This article aims to exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Mauritius: It Is a Civic Duty to Donate Blood, Says Prime Minister Jugnauth
[Government of Mauritius] 'It is a civic duty to donate blood and when we can donate blood we have to respond to the call', said the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, this morning, at the Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall, in Port-Louis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Mega Blood Donation in Port-Louis to Help Increase Blood Bank's Supplies
[Government of Mauritius] A Mega Blood Donation, aiming to help the Blood Bank maintain an adequate stock level of blood kick-started, this morning, at the Municipality of Port-Louis. The event is organised by the Social Welfare Division of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family Welfare. The goal is to collect more than 300 pints. One in four people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. Over 3000 pints of blood are needed for transfusions every month in Mauritius. Everyday 125 to 150 pints of blood are nee (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Blaze in Cassis - Distribution of School Materials and Food Packs to Afflicted Families
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Gender Equality and Family Welfare, Ms. Kalpana Devi Koonjoo-Shah, accompanied by the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS), Ms. Dorine Chukowry, proceeded, this afternoon, at the Freddy Desvaux Centre Bain des Dames, to a distribution of school materials and Food Packs to families who have been severely affected by a fire which has put to ashes four houses in Cassis last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: The National Action Plan On Breastfeeding Currently Under Preparation, Says Dr Jagutpal
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness is working on a National Action Plan on Breastfeeding whose objective is to gradually increase the percentage of breastfeeding to 50%. Much progress has already been made and the National Action Plan will be made public shortly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 4, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mauritius: Air Seychelles to Resume Flights to Mauritius in October After 18-Month Pause
[Seychelles News Agency] Air Seychelles will resume scheduled passenger flights to Mauritius starting October 3, the airline said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Nalini Burn - The vaccines have given conspiracy theorists another shot in the arm
[L'Express] Vaccination has been making the headlines for weeks, resulting in a heated debate between those who feel it's necessary to get back to some normalcy and those who are either worried of its possible side-effects or the autocratic way in which it is being imposed. Nalini Burn, socioeconomist, has been at the forefront of this debate. We approached her for her views on the matter. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - Four Cases Recorded Out of 1 024 Pcr Tests
[Government of Mauritius] GIS: 12 July 21- The Ministry of Health and Wellness has carried out 1 024 PCR tests as at 18 00 hrs this afternoon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A latent class analysis of health lifestyles in relation to suicidality among adolescents in Mauritius - Hoogstoel F, Samadoulougou S, Lorant V, Kirakoya-Samadoulougou F.
Suicidality, which includes suicidal thoughts, planning, and suicide attempts, results mainly from a combination of psychological, sociological, and environmental factors. Despite a high prevalence of suicidality among adolescents in Africa, only a few stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 - Twelve Cases Detected By the Ministry of Health and Wellness
[Government of Mauritius] A total of 2 794 PCR tests were conducted yesterday by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. The results were obtained late in the evening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: International Travel Will Resume on July 15, 2021
[Mauritius Tourism] Port Louis -- Mauritius will be welcoming international travellers from 15 July 2021. The island will be opening in phases during 2021 and the first phase, from 15 July to 30 September 2021, will enable vaccinated travellers to enjoy a resort holiday on the island. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Mauritius Will Open for International Travel on 15 July 2021
[Mauritius Tourism] Port Louis -- Mauritius will be welcoming international travellers from 15 July 2021. The island will be opening in phases during 2021 and the first phase, from 15 July to 30 September 2021, will enable vaccinated travellers to enjoy a resort holiday on the island. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why We Need More Women in Power
This study by the Council on Foreign Relations states that “holding political office is just the first step to wielding political power, in many countries, institutional structures and political systems still limit women’s ability to influence policy. Being the first woman elected to a leadership position often means navigating previously male-dominated structures, which can translate into political caution rather than policy change. Regardless of outcome, as the number of women leaders increases, more women will likely be inspired to become politically engaged.” Looking into women’s participation ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Africa Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women in Politics Women's Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Quarantine Act - CAN the state make vaccination mandatory?
[L'Express] The government is currently mulling draft regulations under the Quarantine Act that would make it mandatory for health and education workers to show either a vaccination card to prove they have been immunized against Covid-19 or a negative PCR test before being allowed into schools and healthcare facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - Six Local Cases Recorded
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness has recorded six local cases of COVID-19 during the night. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - Number of Active Cases Is 114
[Government of Mauritius] The number of active cases at the local level is at 114. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - Two Positive Cases Detected
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness has registered two positive cases last evening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - 12 Positive Cases Detected in Contact Tracing Exercise
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness has registered 12 positive cases at the local level in the evening following an ongoing Contact Tracing exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 - Protocols Being Elaborated for Fully Vaccinated Persons Wishing to Enter the Mauritian Territory
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness, along with the Ministry of Tourism, are currently working on protocols for fully vaccinated persons wishing to enter the Mauritian territory. The shifting from one protocol to another will be done upon evaluation of the current and former situation in the country, of the situation worldwide, of the degree of herd immunity in Mauritius and upon the evolution of available knowledge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 - 168 Persons Quarantined Following Contact Tracing Exercise
[Government of Mauritius] Following a contact tracing exercise, which is still ongoing, 168 persons have been quarantined, comprising employees of the Waste Water Management Authority from the Caudan office as well as members of their families. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - 571 Patients Recovered
[Government of Mauritius] A total of 446 PCR tests have been carried out by the Ministry of Health and Wellness as at 17 00 hours today. All tests results were negative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - Two New Cases Registered
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness has recorded two cases of COVID-19 during the night. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 - Regular Targeted Testing Being Carried Out
[Government of Mauritius] The Health Minister announced one positive case of COVID-19, detected this morning in Camp-Diable, and three additional cases detected this afternoon, among which, two persons from the New Grove cluster who were already admitted in quarantine centres and one in Vall ée Pitot. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC - Opening of Extra Ordinary Meeting of Ministers of Health and Those Responsible for HIV and Aids
[Government of Mauritius] The official opening of the Extra Ordinary Meeting of Ministers of Health and those responsible for HIV and AIDS was virtually hosted by Mozambique, as per a communiqu é shared yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 - Consignment of 38 400 Doses of Astrazeneca Vaccine Reaches Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius has procured a total of 38 400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine under the COVAX Facility. The vaccines arrived yesterday on an Air Mauritius flight from Paris and will be used in the national vaccination campaign in the country's ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 - Five New Local Cases Detected in Last 24 Hours
[Government of Mauritius] Five new local cases of COVID-19 were recorded by the Ministry of Health and Wellness during the last 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - No Local Case Recorded
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness has not recorded any cases of COVID-19 for the last 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - Three Residents of New Grove Tested Positive
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness has recorded three local cases of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours. They are residents of the village of New Grove in the south of the island. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Mauritius Donates 200 Oxygen Concentrators to India
[Government of Mauritius] The Republic of Mauritius has donated medical equipment to the Republic of India to assist India in its fight against a resurgence of Covid-19 joining the efforts of the international community to support India in its moment of emergency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - New Local Case Detected
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness has recorded one local case of COVID-19 for the last 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 - No Case Recorded Following Screening of More Than 500 Persons in Roche Bois
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness has not recorded any cases of COVID-19 in the community during the last 24 hours (including the screening of more than 500 persons carried out yesterday in Roche Bois). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - Highlands Removed From Red Zone List
[Government of Mauritius] The High-Level Committee has taken the decision to remove Highlands from the Red Zone list as from today 18 00 hrs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - Negative Results for All 938 Pcr Tests
[Government of Mauritius] Some 938 PCR tests have been carried out by the Ministry of Health and Wellness as at 17 00 hours today. All tests results were negative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news