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
With the initiative of ‘Defi Media Group’ the ‘Salon de la Santé et de la Famille’ has been held at the Free Port Zone area, Port Louis from 21-23 April, 2017.
The ‘Salon de la Santé et de la Famille’ has been launched by Dr the Hon. Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life on Friday 21 April, 2017 in the presence of high ranking representatives of Media Group, representatives of Ministry of Health and Quality of Life and representatives of firms and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) taking an active part in the ‘Salon de la Santé.’
The Minister of Health and Quality of Life brought out that according to a survey conducted in 2015, 22.8% of adults are affected by Diabetes. Some 28.4% of adults showed symptoms of h
H.E. Mrs Aya Saad, Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Egypt paid a courtesy call on Dr the Hon. Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life. The opportunity was taken to hold discussion on assistance and cooperation in the field of Health. Egypt was extending assistance to Mauritius in a number of areas including Medical and Health services. Training was being offered to Medical, Pharmacy, Nursing and other personnel. Lately an offer was made for training on ‘Medical Coexistence’ as well as partnership to dispatch ‘medical convoys’ to extend assistance to surrounding African countries in relation to medical care. A proposal was made to draw a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to reinforce co-operation for training, e
Following recent Regional Elections Mr Jean Pierre Roussetty has been appointed as Commissioner for Health for Rodrigues. He has taken the opportunity in the course of his visit to Mauritius to pay a courtesy call on Dr the Hon. Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life. During discussion, it was decided that Dr A.G. Jeetoo Hospital, Port Louis will arrange to look after patients from Rodrigues in need of necessary medical care. Rodrigues was witnessing an increase in the number of cancer cases, namely Breast and Cervical Cancer. Besides cancer problems there was need for specialist services in Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy, Orthopaedics. It was decided that on a regular basis arrangements would n
In the context of the National clean-up campaign, Dr the Honourable Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life has made arrangements for cleanliness exercise to be undertaken at all Regional Hospitals and associated Health Centres.
The cleanliness campaign has been launched at Dr A.G Jeetoo Hospital on Sunday 5th March 2017 at about 10.30 a.m.
Inspection has been carried out at the Casualty and Outpatient Department which had the necessary personnel to attend to patients.
Visit was then carried out at the neo-natal unit. Measures had been taken to ensure that the ICU Unit, the Neo-Natal unit had been sterilized, disinfected and well cleaned. There was need to
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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Communiqué du Ministère de la Santé et de la Qualité de la vieGeneral Guidelines for Antibiotic Prescription
The Pharmaceutical Products (Fees) Regulations 2016Draft Allied Health Professions Council Bill 2016
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