The Sustainable Development Goals in Mauritius
The Sustainable Development Goals in Mauritius are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Mauritius:
16 February 2022
Through the Eyes of the Youth - SDG Photo Competition
How to Participate Take a picture relating to any of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and tell us what it means to you in the context of Mauritius. Indicate which SDG(s) are linked to your photo(s). Write a brief story (less than 150 words) for each photo to explain how your shot is linked to the chosen SDG(s) and why it matters to you and to your country. General Rules Submission deadline is 27 March 2022. Results of the competition will be announced shortly after by the Jury. The contest is open to two age groups: Minors (Ages 12 – 17) Youth (Ages 18 – 25) IMPORTANT: Minors (Aged 12 – 17) eager to participate in the competition will need their parents or guardians to submit on their behalf. Participants must select one or more of the 17 SDG’s. Participants may submit a maximum of two photos per selected SDG. Creativity and/or original thinking will improve your chances to win. Participants must submit original copies of their images. After submitting entries, the photos, with permission from participants, may be used by the United Nations in the future for non-commercial purposes. Participants must include their full name, age and contact information in submissions. Please note that group entries are permitted, but all participants in the group must be of the same age category. Please also ensure that each minor in the group has provided written parental consent to participate. Material Specifications - File type should be in JPEG. File sizes must be more than 5 MB and less than 15 MB per photo. Photos will be accepted in both black/white and colour. Participants are free to express their creativity through editing images as long as their photos remain true to the original. ***Submissions should be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (please use this email template https://bit.ly/3I1lCWE to submit) or via this web interface:https://bit.ly/3Jlhsci Learn more about the SDGs and Agenda 2030 - go to:https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals or https://sdgacademy.org/courses/ Win Prizes Cash Prizes for Minors (Ages 12 – 17) Through SBM Amigos account voucher 1st Prize: MUR 50,000 2nd Prize: MUR 30,000 3rd Prize: MUR 20,000 Cash Prizes for Youth (Ages 18 – 25) Through SBM Savings account voucher 1st Prize: MUR 50,000 2nd Prize: MUR 30,000 3rd Prize: MUR 20,000 Additional Prizes (Top ten for each age category) offered by Rogers Group: An organised visit to Bel-Ombre Biosphere to showcase various SDGs: Visit of the Yellow Submarine (SDG 4, SDG 14, SDG 17) Bis Lamer at CBeach ( DG 4, 14) World of Seashell Visit (SDG14) Giveaway of local produce from Agria (SDG 12) Glass bottom session (SDG14) Rehabilitation of River Jacotet where each student can plant a tree (SDG 15) Visit to Feypalmis (SDG 12) Learn about Photography Basics - We encourage you to use the quality free resources available on the Internet to develop photography skills which will in turn enhance your chances of winning. Irrespective of the technology you will use, applying basic commonly accepted techniques will contribute a lot in taking good photos. The following links are provided as guidance:https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography/discover/photo-composition.html or https://www.photographymad.com/pages/view/10-top-photography-composition-rules or https://digital-photography-school.com/composition-in-photography/ If your photograph includes images of people please consider the following guidelines - https://bit.ly/3rYhBg5 ***UN staff members (including interns and consultants) and professional photographers are not eligible to participate. Jury Panel members are not eligible to participate. All entries not respecting the theme, or the technical/authorship requirements set out below will not be considered. With thanks to our partner Business Mauritius and sponsor SBM and Rogers Group
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17 November 2020
COVID-19: Strengthening Infection Prevention and Control Capacity in Mauritius
A Training of Trainers on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Case Management post COVID-19 is being conducted from 12 to 16 October 2020 at Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Mauritius to strengthen capacity of health workers who are fighting COVID-19 at the forefront. WHO has successfully mobilised additional funding through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) and European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), European Commission in view of supporting the Ministry in strengthening the IPC measures to prevent COVID-19 across community based, primary health care and educational institutions. The training workshop was declared open by the Director Health Services, Dr Mariam Timol of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, in the presence of technical officers of the Communication Diseases Control Unit and high officials from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr Laurent Musango, WHO Representative in Mauritius and the technical staff of the WHO country office and some 30 trainers. Dr M. Timol, Director Health Services addressed the participants during the opening of the workshop and highlighted the proactive actions taken by Mauritius since the registration of the first cases in Wuhan to strengthen surveillance at the point of entry. “The country has been successful in controlling the spread in the community and this would not have been possible without the dedicated support of all front-line health workers,” said Dr M. Timol. “Think of your responsibilities in the coming days as the country opens its borders gradually,” said Dr M. Timol to the trainers which comprise specialists working in public health, public health nursing officers, surveillance officers, pharmacists, public health food and safety inspectors, among others from the main Island and from Rodrigues. The trainers will in turn facilitate the training of some 1370 health workers on IPC and COVID-19 Case Management. “The Ministry would like to express its gratitude to WHO for the continuous support provided during the COVID-19 outbreak and by facilitating this training of trainers through implementation of the Canadian/European Union Project,” said Dr M. Timol. Dr M. Timol pointed out that “Mauritius has been listed as one of the highest among the 13 high risk countries in the Africa region for COVID-19 infection. We are COVID-19 safe in Mauritius because of the effective measures taken by the country including sensitization, screening, strengthened surveillance at point of entry and strict travel bans, which halted the spread of COVID-19 since 26 April 2020”. The latter highlighted the rigorous contract tracing mechanism in place in Mauritius which permitted tracing of cases quickly for treatment. “However, the threat is still here, we need to stay vigilant,” added Dr M. Timol. The threat posed to health workers by COVID-19 is more challenging. More than 40 Countries in Africa region reported infections among 10,000 health care workers (HCW), 10% of all cases globally are among health workers. Dr Laurent Musango, WHO Representative in Mauritius during his speech, emphasized on the fact that 37 health care workers and other support staff, representing 9.3% of all cases as on October 2020 were infected. “The infection rate among health workers in Mauritius is very high,” said Dr L. Musango who highlighted the vulnerability of health care workers as the essential services resume. “You have to be very careful in case of resurgence of COVID-19,” advised the latter to the trainers. “There is great need to reinforce the Infection Prevention Control Programme in the country. This training of trainers will enable us to achieve one of the strategic objectives of the Health Sector Strategic Plan which was launched recently,” emphasized Dr L. Musango The training will be delivered in didactic virtual by Experts from the WHO Regional Office for Africa and regional IST-ESA and face to face session which will be facilitated by local resource persons. Mauritius is promoting a culture of IPC in hospitals with the implementation of appropriate guidelines, an IPC committee has been set up at the level of the Ministry and all sanitary measures are being strictly observed in hospitals as well as at primary health care level.
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02 December 2020
UN Expert engage with community Beau-Vallon following MV Wakashio oil spill
UN experts engaged with the local community to raise awareness and answer questions related to the environmental, social and economic impact of the oil spill.
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08 September 2021
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