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National AIDS Committee to focus on encouraging Mauritians to know their HIV status

National AIDS Committee to focus on encouraging Mauritians to know their HIV status
Date:December 17, 2015|Domain:Health

Eliminating fear and self-stigmatisation with a view to encouraging people to go for HIV testing and know their HIV status will be one of the main areas of focus of the National AIDS Committee, which held its meeting today in Port Louis under the ch


President sets example by donating blood at Mega Blood Donation

President sets example by donating blood at Mega Blood Donation
Date:December 17, 2015|Domain:Health

The President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, highlighted the critical need for voluntary blood donation as she, herself, donated blood today at the Mega Blood Donation, organised by the Blood Donors Association in collaboration with the Mi


PM welcomes opening of 4th Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital Branch in Mauritius

PM welcomes opening of 4th Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital Branch in Mauritius
Date:December 08, 2015|Domain:Health--International Relations

GIS - 08 December, 2015: The Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, welcomed the opening of the fourth Mauritian branch of Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital yesterday in Ebène. In his address, the Prime Minister stated that such developments are in line wi


New and Modern Operation Theatre Complex inaugurated at Candos Hospital

New and Modern Operation Theatre Complex inaugurated at Candos Hospital
Date:December 04, 2015|Domain:Health--International Relations--Foreign Affairs

​GIS - 04 December, 2015: The new Operation Theatre Complex at Candos Hospital, which houses six state-of-the-art Operation Theatres; an Intensive Care Unit with eight beds; two recovery rooms of seven beds each; and male and female wards with 120 b


East, Central and Southern Africa-Health Community adopts resolution to strengthen disease surveillance system in the region

East, Central and Southern Africa-Health Community adopts resolution to strengthen disease surveillance system in the region
Date:December 04, 2015|Domain:Health--International Relations--Foreign Affairs

​GIS - 04 December, 2015: Strengthening disease surveillance systems from community to national level, as well as the management of outbreaks and laboratory diagnostic capacity is one of the main resolutions endorsed by the East, Central and Souther


East, Central and Southern Africa-Health Community urged to review its modus operandi

East, Central and Southern Africa-Health Community urged to review its modus operandi
Date:December 03, 2015|Domain:Health--International Relations

GIS - 03 December, 2015: The imperative to revisit the work of the East, Central and Southern Africa-Health Community (ECSA-HC) to make it more responsive to emerging challenges was highlighted by the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil


World AIDS Day 2015: Health Minister highlights importance of HIV testing

World AIDS Day 2015: Health Minister highlights importance of HIV testing
Date:December 01, 2015|Domain:Health

GIS - 01 December, 2015: The importance of HIV testing was the predominant theme of the message of the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan, to the population in the context of World AIDS Day 2015, commemorated on 1 December annuall


62nd East, Central and Southern Africa-Health Community Health Ministers Conference begins today

62nd East, Central and Southern Africa-Health Community Health Ministers Conference begins today
Date:November 30, 2015|Domain:Health--Foreign Affairs--International Relations--Sustainable Development

​GIS - 30 November, 2015: The 62nd East, Central and Southern Africa-Health Community (ECSA-HC) Health Ministers Conference begins today at InterContinental Mauritius Resort, Balaclava, on the theme ‘Transitioning from Millennium Development Goals t


Health Minister calls for greater vigilance and action to counter vector-borne diseases

Health Minister calls for greater vigilance and action to counter vector-borne diseases
Date:November 23, 2015|Domain:Health

GIS - 23 November, 2015: A call for greater vigilance and action in tackling a range of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, and chikungunya, transmitted by mosquitoes, was made by the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan,


Mass NCD screening programme targets police officers

Mass NCD screening programme targets police officers
Date:November 12, 2015|Domain:Health

GIS - 12 November, 2015: A mass screening programme for Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) targeting some 12,000 police officers was launched today at the Line Barracks in Port Louis by the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan, in the