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

Back to the drawing board for conservationists battling against infectious parrot disease
(University of Kent) A study into the effectiveness of disinfecting birds' nests, carried out by the University of Kent, has led to a breakthrough in the understanding of biosecuity measures for the endangered echo parakeet in Mauritius. The research team found that annual disinfection of parakeet nest sites prior to the breeding season, intended to reduce the spread of infectious disease in endangered parrot species, didn't have the impact conservationists expected leading to recommendation for a different approach. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Mauritius Participating in 5th African Health Economics and Scientific Conference in Ghana From 11th to 14th March 2019
[WHO] More than 400 economists, financing and policy experts from more than 40 countries of the African region and other continents are participating in the 5th biennial international conference of African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) that is being held from 11th to 14th March at Kempinski Gold Coast in Ghana in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Ghana, Ghana Health Services, University of Ghana and Centre for health policy and systems research GIMPA. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Government Is Committed TO Ensuring Social and Emotional Well-Being of Students
[Government of Mauritius] Government's commitment towards ensuring social and emotional well-being of the student community was highlighted today by the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. He was addressing Head boys and Head girls of colleges from different zones at the Polytechnics Mauritius in Montagne Blanche. The Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Resear (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: National Prevention Campaign Against Ncds Launched At Camp Levieux
[Government of Mauritius] The national prevention campaign against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), an intensive health awareness programme for the early detection and treatment of NCDs, was launched on Saturday 23 February 2019 at Camp Levieux. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Spain Tops Italy as World ’s Healthiest Country While U.S. Falls: Report
Maybe it’s something in the gazpacho or paella, as Spain just surpassed Italy to become the world’s healthiest country. That’s according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, which ranks 169 economies according to factors that contribute to overall health. Spain placed sixth in the previous gauge, published in 2017. Four additional European nations were among the top 10 in 2019: Iceland (third place), Switzerland (fifth), Sweden (sixth) and Norway (ninth). Japan was the healthiest Asian nation, jumping three places from the 2017 survey into fourth and replacing Singapore, which dr...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lee Miller and Wei Lu / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized onetime Spain Source Type: news

Africa: World Cancer Day 2019 - 'I Am and I Will'. a Call for Personal Commitment and Action to Fight Cancer
[WHO] Every year the World Cancer Day is marked globally on 4th of February to raise awareness and educate the population across the globe about cancer and unite efforts be it governments or individuals to take action against the disease to save millions of preventable deaths. In Mauritius, the World Cancer Day was marked this year under the theme 'I Am And I Will' on 12 February 2019 at Roche Bois Social Welfare Centre. On this occasion, Dr Hon. Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life launched a se (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Prime Minister Chairs First High Level Drugs and HIV Council
[Government of Mauritius] The High Level Drugs and HIV Council's first meeting was chaired yesterday by the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth at the Treasury Building in Port Louis. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mauritius: Promoting Global Cooperation in the Area of NCD Prevention and Control
[WHO] A delegation from St Helena Island, a British Overseas territory in the Atlantic Ocean, is on a Study Tour in Mauritius from 07 to 19 January 2019 to learn from the country's experiences in the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. On the first day, the delegation met Dr Laurent Musango, the WHO Representative in Mauritius to discuss the supporting role of WHO in facilitating the sharing of experiences between the two islands. The members of the delegation then had a meeting with the technica (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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