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Mauritius

Mauritius in the ECSA Health Community

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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.

1.0 Overview of key indicators
a. Socio-economic and Demographic
Indicator
Value
Source
GDP growth rate.
2.1%
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)
MOH 2009
Population growth rate
0.51%
MOH 2009
 
b. Maternal and Child Health & Family and Reproductive Health
Indicator
Value
Source
Infant mortality rate per 1000 live births
13.4
MOH 2009
Maternal mortality rate per 100 000 live births
65
MOH 2009
Under five mortality rate per 1000 live births
16.1
MOH 2009
Births attended by skilled health personnel
99.4%
MOH 2009
Contraceptive prevalence
74.1%
MOH 2009
Full immunization coverage amongst 1 year olds
94.9%
MOH 2009
ANC coverage (%) at least one visit
93%
World Health Survey 2003
Unmet need for Family Planning
3.3%
Contraceptive Prevalence Survey 2003
Total fertility rate
1.51
MOH 2009
 
c. HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria 
Indicator
Value
Source
Adult (15-49) HIV prevalence
0.97%
MOH 2009
Condom use at last high-risk sex
34.3%
MOH 2008
PMTCT coverage
68.3%
MOH 2009
Tuberculosis prevalence per 100 000 population
Not available
 
Tuberculosis treatment success under DOTS
>85%
MOH 2009
Malaria mortality rate per 100 000 population
N/A*
 
% of pregnant women sleeping under an ITN
N/A
 
* No Malaria in Mauritius
 
d. Health Systems
Indicator
Value
Source
General government expenditure on health as % of GDP
2.7%
MOH 2010
Out of pocket expenditure as a % of private expenditure on health
81.5%
MOH 2007
No. of doctors per 10 000 population
12
MOH 2009
No. of nurses per 10 000 population
25.9
MOH 2009
No. of health workers per 10 000 population
120
MOH 2009
Client Satisfaction Rate
No data
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