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May 31, 2018

World No Tobacco Day

​   World No Tobacco Day Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation, Moka 31 May 2018   On the 31 May 2018, World No Tobacco Day is celebrated. The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is 'Tobacco and heart Disease.'   Tobacco use is an important risk factor for development of coronary heart disease, stroke and other peripheral vascular disease. Despite the harmful effect of tobacco to sound coronary health, knowledge among large sections of the public that tobacco is a leading cause of cardio-vascular disease is paradoxically quite low. Cardio-vascular disease (CVD) can kill more people than any other cause of death worldwide. Tobacco use and regular exposure to copious tobacco smoke contribute to approximately 17% of all heart mortality. T ...

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May 19, 2018

World Health Assembly (WHA) Meeting Geneva, Switze ...

​ World Health Assembly (WHA) Meeting Geneva, Switzerland 19 to 22 May, 2018   Dr the Hon Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life led a delegation to represent the country at the World Health Assembly meeting from 19 to 22 May, 2018.   On the margin of the WHA meeting, the delegation of our country took part on 19 May, 2018 at ECSA Ministers of Health meeting. The Minister of Health of Uganda was elected as the Chairperson of ECSA. The overall Action Plan of ECSA comprising training, capacity building and mutual assistance for improvement of health was adopted.   On 20 May, 2018, the High level Commonwealth Health Minister's Conference was held. Discussions took place on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Non-Commun ...

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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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Start Time:Jun 13, 2018

World Blood Donor Day 2018

​   World Blood Donor Day: 13 June 2018 Every Year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. It is an opportunity to pay tribute to the effort of voluntary donation for the collection of blood in order to treat patients. There is growing demand for blood on account of the rise of road accidents and necessity for blood for successfully carrying surgical interventions for instance cancer and cardiac operations to soothe suffering of patients. The theme adopted for this year is" Be there for someone else, Give Blood. Share Life". It is necessary to undertake a surgical intervention for the survival of a patient. The operation cannot be carried ou ...

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Start Time:Jun 06, 2018

Handing over Ceremony of vehicle from Sant Nirankari Mission to MOHQL

Sant Nirankari Mandal is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in India, represented in our country by Dr Ravi and Dr (Mrs) Pushpa Nagpal.  2. The Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) came up with a lofty proposal to co-operate and extend support in the field of Health. Following discussion it has been agreed that worthwhile contribution would be in the form of donation of a 15-Seater van for facilitating conveyance of patients.   3. The vehicle is worth Rs 1.2 M including Rs 246,582 for VAT and other charges.   4. Dr the Hon Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life in the presence of Dr Ravi and Dr (Mrs) Pushpa Nagpal would mark their presence for the official donatio ...

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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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