The third World Well being Group Nation Cooperation Technique was launched on 18 January 2023 by the Well being Minister, Dr the Hon Okay. Jagutpal and the WHO Consultant in Mauritius, Dr Anne Ancia within the presence of UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Lisa Singh, different UN Companies, European Union, Embassies, excessive degree officers of the Ministry of Well being and different ministries amongst others.
This four-year Nation Cooperation Technique lays down the highway map of how the three ranges of World Well being Group (WHO) will work with the Republic of Mauritius to enhance well being and wellness of the inhabitants. It has been harmonized with the nationwide Imaginative and prescient 2030, the Authorities Programme, the Well being Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) 2020-2024, the UN Strategic Partnership Framework and WHO Basic Programme of Work-13. It goals at progressing in the direction of the health-related Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs). The doc has been developed in shut collaboration with the Ministry of Well being and Wellness following consultations with key gamers.
In his deal with, Dr the Hon Jagutpal acknowledged the ‘unflinching assist’ obtained from the World Well being Group throughout the implementation of the first two nation cooperation methods but in addition throughout Covid-19 pandemic.
“We’re grateful to the World Well being Group for the precious assist supplied throughout the pandemic, particularly the energetic participation of the WHO Consultant within the Excessive-level committee chaired by the Prime Minister. WHO supplied worthwhile assist for the elaboration of the rules and protocols to stop and management Covid-19”. WHO’s assist has been essential within the procurement of vaccines via the COVAX amenities and in organising the laboratory testing amenities and Covid-19 testing centres. WHO has supplied assist to the nation for the elaboration of a number of nationwide motion plans and publication of the Nationwide Well being Accounts, amongst different tasks, stated Dr the Hon Okay. Jagutpal. The implementation of the Nation Cooperation Technique 2023 -2026 will require at the very least 20.8 million USD.
Dr Anne Ancia, WHO Consultant in Mauritius, stated, “the general purpose of the Nation Cooperation Technique to scale up common well being protection and by implementing the 4 strategic priorities, Mauritius will contribute to reaching the three billion targets.” WHO will proceed to work in the direction of strengthening partnership of each well being and non-health actors, she added.
UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Lisa Singh, highlighted, ‘well being is the inspiration of a wholesome financial system”. Mauritius’ expertise within the prevention and management of Covid-19 is a greatest follow. She acknowledged WHO’s wonderful assist to the nation.
During the last twenty years, Mauritius has achieved spectacular leads to the advance of the well being of its inhabitants. These embrace for instance a achieve of 10 years in life expectancy; vital reductions in maternal, toddler and youngster mortality and appreciable progress in controlling main communicable illnesses, and to not neglect elimination of Malaria and different uncared for Tropical Ailments.
Moreover, the nation is very praised for the profitable roll-out of its nationwide NCD Prevention and Management program aiming to cut back preventable and untimely morbidity, mortality and incapacity resulting from non-communicable illnesses by addressing their risk-factors akin to tobacco and alcohol consumption, excessive salt and trans-fatty acids intakes, hypertension or inadequate bodily exercise.
Mauritius was the primary nation to set population-based surveys, aligned with the WHO Steps methodology, which have been carried out at 5 to 7 years interval. The final NCD survey performed in 2021 exhibits encouraging outcomes with reference to diabetes and weight problems and a stabilization in different components akin to hypertension. What this survey exhibits is that the technique is working and is to be continued and enhanced by growing multisectoral prevention approaches to deal with societal, cultural and financial components negatively impacting on the well being of Mauritians. The prevalence of Diabetes was one of many highest on this planet, has began to stabilize in 2015, and the 2021 survey exhibits a drop in prevalence from 22.7% in 2015 to 19.9% in 2021.
Equally after we have a look at making certain an equitable, reasonably priced entry to high quality important well being companies centered to and in proximity of the folks , what we name Common Well being Protection, we word that this index which appears at 4 key classes of well being companies protection , specifically companies for Reproductive, Maternal, New child and Youngster Well being (RMNCH); for Infectious illnesses ; for Noncommunicable illnesses; and in phrases of Providers accessibility and capability; and of financial entry – this Common Well being protection index in Mauritius progressed from 52 in 2005 to 65 in 2019.
Dr A. Ancia, stated, “it is extremely encouraging to see the well being sector leads to Mauritius which you’ll find summarized in our Nation Cooperation Technique and whereby out of the 26 indicators and sub-indicators of the SDG 3 “Guaranteeing wholesome lives and selling well-being for all in any respect levels”, 14 have been achieved, 11 are on observe and just one stays behind, relating to household planning.” She reassured WHO’s assist on the three ranges of the Group in bettering well being and wellness of the inhabitants.
The WHO Consultant commanded the Well being Minister for the spectacular management, willpower and efficient prioritization of well being by the nation whereby the advance of well being care companies to create wholesome life for all Mauritians primarily based on social, cultural and sports activities actions is included within the Authorities Program 2020-2024.
The Strategic Priorities are designed to assist the Authorities of Mauritius for the subsequent 4 years in implementing its bold agenda for well being and has been aligned with the WHO international “triple billion” targets: 1) One billion extra folks profit from common well being protection; (2) One billion extra persons are higher protected against well being emergencies; and (3) One billion extra persons are having fun with higher well being and well-being.
Actions shall be centered round 4 strategic priorities to construct resilient well being programs to proceed advancing Common Well being Protection; strengthen well being system for improved emergency preparedness and response together with for the dangers associated to local weather change; promote well being and wholesome environments for all Mauritians via multisectoral engagement and assist use of knowledge, renewable energies and different improvements for built-in, people-centred care.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of World Well being Group (WHO) – Mauritius.