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April 06, 2018

World Health Day 2018

​World Health Day 2018 Esplanade, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Port Louis Friday 06 April, 2018 at 1430 hours           The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated on 07 April every year.             In 1948, the World Health Organisation (WHO) held the first World Health Assembly. The World Health Assembly decided to celebrate on 07 April each year with effect from 1950 as the World Health Day. The World Health Day assumes a new dimension this year as it marks the 70th Anniversary of decreeing World Health Day.             At least half of the world's people are currently unable to obtain health service. Almost 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty due to unaffordable health service.       ...

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March 29, 2018

Laying of Foundation Stone Ceremony Thursday 29 Ma ...

The present Community Health Centre (CHC) of Petite Riviere is an old structure subject to leakage during heavy rainfall. The consultation room and reception area are not enough spacious.The Annual attendance of patients for year 2016 is already on high side to the order of 56,678.  For this reason provision has been made to convert the Community Health Centre (CHC) into an Area Health Centre (AHC) offering enhanced health service to inhabitants of the region.   In December, 2017 a contract for the amount of Rs 38,392,000 was awarded for the construction of a new storeyed, Ground Floor and 1st floor on a portion of land of an overall area of 2545 square meter. The overall built-up area of the new AHC will be 1360 square m ...

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March 13, 2018

Ceremony for laying of Foundation stone of ENT Hos ...

​ Ceremony for Laying of Foundation stone of ENT Hospital Project   The ENT Hospital has been functioning in an old, wooden and rock structure dating back to the colonial period. The building has been in decrepit, deplorable state, with leakage from the roof. The putting up of a new ENT Hospital was announced in the budget speech of 2016/2017. Out of a financial assistance envelope of US$ 500M from the Government of India, it is important to highlight that Government of India has agreed to extend assistance for implementation of the ENT Hospital Project. The ENT Hospital will be put up on the existing site with an approximate extent of 2 Arpents (or 11,145.5 m²). The overall built-up surface area will be 12,498 m². It will be a new blo ...

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February 13, 2018

Celebration of World Cancer Day 2018

World Cancer Day is observed on the 4 February every year all over the world to focus the attention on the struggle to address the problem of cancer. World Cancer Day gives opportunity to reflect on the problem of cancer, on prevention of cancer, on ways to alleviate the suffering of patients affected by cancer and on the strategy to lower the incidence of cancer. The theme adopted in relation to the three year World Cancer Day campaign from 2016-2018 is “we can, I can.” It explores the measures which we can be taken by one and all to decrease incidence and death attributed to cancer.   According to the World Health organization (WHO) cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world, being responsible for 1 in 6 deaths. Globally ...

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June 29, 2017

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit T ...

​  On 7 December, 1987, the General Assembly United Nations decided to observe 26 June each year as the International Day Against Drug Abuse. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimated that 247 million people used illicit drugs in 2014 and more than 200,000 people have died through drug related causes. The World is faced with an uphill task to keep up with new threats relating to the drug problem. Almost 650 new psychoactive substances have been reported to the UNODC from 2008 to 2015. The theme to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse this year is “Listen First - listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.” The International Day Against Drug Abuse was officiall ...

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Start Time:Jul 28, 2017

International Conference on Diabetes, Mauritius

​ An International Conference on Diabetes was held at the International Mauritius Resort, Balaclava from 28 to 30 July 2017 The International Conference has been organised with the collaboration of the Diabetes Institute, Kuwait, the World Community on Prevention of Diabetes and the Diabetes Foundation Mauritius. The launching of the conference was performed on Friday 28 July 2017 by Dr the Hon A Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life It was a major conference on Diabetes assembling reputable, renowned Medical Professionals Professors, Academics and Scientists. Professor Jaakko Tuomilehto who initiated the first diabetes prevention study and currently Chief Scientific Officer ...

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Start Time:Jun 24, 2017

International Day of Yoga 2017

​  International Day of Yoga (Saturday 24 June, 2017) The International Day of Yoga is celebrated on 24 June as from 2015. The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life in collaboration with the High Commission of India has been commemorating the International Day of Yoga. The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated on Saturday 24 June, 2017 at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC), Pailles. Eminent personalities namely H.E. Dr (Mrs) Ameena Gurib Fakim, the President of the Republic, Hon Prithvirajsing Roopun, the Minister of Arts and Culture, H.E. Abhay Thakur, High Commissioner of India, H.E. Ashok Kumar, Deputy High Commissioner of India marked their pre ...

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Start Time:Apr 16, 2017

Visit to Rodrigues

 Dr the Hon Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life, led a delegation to pay an official visit to Rodrigues from 16-19 April, 2017.   In the course of the visit, a work session was held on 17 April, 2017 with Mr Pierre Rousetty, Commissioner of Health and Sports and the Departmental Head responsible for health. It was a thought provoking session where important aspects such as treatment of patients from Rodrigues in Mauritius, reinforcement of personnel, training, and improvement of facilities to cope with health care in Rodrigues were raised.   A thorough visit was undertaken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The opportunity was taken to hand over a much needed specialised equi ...

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Start Time:Apr 07, 2017

World Health Day - 7 April 2017

​ The world Health Day is celebrated on 7 April 2017 every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) The theme chosen to mark World Health Day this year is "Depression- Let's talk". World Health Day is an opportunity to reflect how diseases cause misery and suffering. In the context of World Health Day we may stock of the advancement in medicine to cope with health complications and the range of illnesses in order to alleviate suffereing and keep people in sound health. It is important to carry out medical check up, to detect any disease and to provide treatment at an early stage before the aggravation of any health problem. In the ...

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Start Time:Mar 06, 2017

Visit of PILS representatives to the Minister

Le directeur de PILS, Nicolas Ritter, a affirmé que la lutte contre le SIDA est «l’affaire de tout le monde» et a souligné l’importance d’une bonne coordination avec le ministère de la Santé et de la Qualité de la vie.   Il faut rappeler que Nicolas Ritter accompagné de Dhiren Moher, tous deux de PILS, l’ONG Prévention information lutte contre le sida (PILS), ont eu une prise de contact ce matin avec le Dr Anwar Husnoo, ministre de la Santé et de la Qualité de la vie.   Le but de cette visite, selon Nicolas Ritter, était de passer en revue la situation actuelle et de déterminer quelles stratégies adopter dans la lutte contre le SIDA.    Pour le Directeur de PILS, «il y a encore de g ...

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