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 emphasis was laid on the theme, ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere.’
In attendance, Dr Hon. Pravind Jugnauth, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius, showing great personal commitment in the fight against NCDs. The latter launched the Non-Communicable Diseases and Risk Factors booklet on that occasion. Dr Hon. P. Jugnauth is actively participating in the National Sensitization Campaign since the celebration of the World Mental Health Day in 2017.
Also in attendance, Dr. Laurent Musango, WHO Representative in Mauritius; Dr Hon. A. Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life; Mr. D. Seesungkur, Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance, Mr. P. Koonjoo, Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mrs. L. D. Dookhun- Luchoomun, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research and Mr. M. S. Hurreeram, the Private Parliamentary Secretary. Other attendees included more than three n students from one hundred and fifty-six schools, parliamentary officers and teachers from schools all over the island. World Health Organization is promoting an integrated approach to tackle NCDS with the involvement of a wide range of stakeholders, including key ministries, NGO’s and civil society.
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