Mauritius in the ECSA Health Community
Mauritius Joined ECSA in the year 1974 as one of the founding members. Since joining the ECSA Health Community, Mauritius has hosted the ECSA Health Minister’s Conference twice in 1979 and 1197 and held the chairmanship of the Advisory Committee in 1992, and 2004.
The ministry of Health has consistently supported the activities and programmes of the ECSA Health community over the last three decades. Mauritius financial contribution to the ECSA Health Community has ensured that the secretariat functions continue to be executed in a timely manner in line with the resolutions of the Ministers of health.
All subsequent ministers of Health in Mauritius since 1974 have ensured that the country continues to share its experiences and challenges in implementation of various health programmes during ECSA forums such as the Directors expert committee, programme expert committees, the forums for best practice in health care and the annual ECSA Health Ministers Conference. Senior Ministry officials led by permanent secretaries have held various leadership roles in ECSA’s expert committees and played their part in ensuring the organization remains relevant, focused and responsive to the needs for the member countries.
GDP growth rate.
Central Statistics Office 2009
Population dependency ratio (under 15 and over 65 years)
Life expectancy at birth (all gender)
69.4 (M) 76.6 (F)
Population growth rate
Infant mortality rate per 1000 live births
Maternal mortality rate per 100 000 live births
Under five mortality rate per 1000 live births
Births attended by skilled health personnel
Full immunization coverage amongst 1 year olds
ANC coverage (%) at least one visit
World Health Survey 2003
Unmet need for Family Planning
Contraceptive Prevalence Survey 2003
Total fertility rate
Adult (15-49) HIV prevalence
Condom use at last high-risk sex
Tuberculosis prevalence per 100 000 population
Tuberculosis treatment success under DOTS
Malaria mortality rate per 100 000 population
% of pregnant women sleeping under an ITN
General government expenditure on health as % of GDP
Out of pocket expenditure as a % of private expenditure on health
No. of doctors per 10 000 population
No. of nurses per 10 000 population
No. of health workers per 10 000 population
Client Satisfaction Rate