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14 Aug 2018 description

In view of leveraging advocacy and strengthening of resource mobilization for vaccination and immunization, a four-day workshop is being held at Labourdonnais Hotel, Port Louis, Mauritius from 13-17 August 2018. The overall objective of the workshop is to facilitate the elaboration of the first comprehensive Multi Year Plan (cYMP) for Mauritius.

02 Jul 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

Total domestic food production was unchanged in 2017

Small uptick in annual inflation rate in 2018

About 40 percent of Mauritius’ surface is used for cultivation, of which roughly 90 percent is sugarcane, with the remaining land planted with tea, tobacco and a few food crops.

Food crop production was unchanged in 2017

23 May 2018 description

Description of the disaster

In October 2017, a plague outbreak in Madagascar raised concern in neighbouring countries. By 12 October 2017 a total 684 cases (suspected, probable and confirmed) including 57 deaths (CFR 8.3%) had been reported from 35 out of 114 districts. Of these 684 cases, 474 were clinically classified as pneumonic plague.

26 Jan 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 25th January, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has provided urgent aid to the people affected by the recent hurricane in Mauritius, as per the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the follow-up of H.H.

17 Jan 2018 description

JTWC Summary: TROPICAL CYCLONE 06S (BERGUITTA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 144 NM EAST-NORTHEAST OF PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS, HAS TRACKED SOUTHWESTWARD AT 06 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.RECENT ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A SHIELD OF RELATIVELY DISORGANIZED DEEP CONVECTION PERSISTING OVER A LOW-LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER EVIDENT IN A 171715Z METOP-B ASCAT PASS AND A 1758Z METOP-A ASCAT PASS.THE CURRENT POSITION IS BASED ON THESE ASCAT PASSES, WITH HIGH CONFIDENCE.THE INTENSITY OF 65 KNOTS IS CONSISTENT WITH RECENT MULTI-AGENCY DVORAK AND AUTOMATED SATELLITE INTENSITY CONSENSUS …

17 Jan 2018 description

A 0100 heures, la forte tempête tropicale 'BERGUITTA' était centrée à environ 165 km au nord-est de Maurice, soit en latitude 19.1 degrés Sud et longitude 58.9 degrés Est.

Elle se déplace maintenant vers le Sud-Ouest à une vitesse d'environ 10 km/h. Sur cette trajectoire, la forte tempête tropicale 'BERGUITTA' se pointe directement sur Maurice et le centre passera très près de l'île ce matin.

17 Jan 2018 description

A 2200 heures, la forte tempête tropicale 'BERGUITTA' était centrée à environ 190 km au Nord-Est de Maurice, soit en latitude 18.9 degrés Sud et longitude 59.1 degrés Est.

Elle se déplace dans une direction générale de l'ouest-sud-ouest à une vitesse d'environ 8 km/h. Il y a des indications que, durant la nuit, 'BERGUITTA' entamera graduellement une trajectoire vers le sud-ouest .

17 Jan 2018 description
  • Tropical Cyclone BERGUITTA continued moving south-west over the Indian Ocean. On 17 January at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 360 km north-east of Mauritius island and it had maximum sustained winds speed of 148 km/h.

16 Jan 2018 description

Nairobi/Geneva, 16 January 2018—Mauritius and La Réunion are on high alert as Tropical Cyclone Berguitta moves towards southern Indian Ocean this week. Red Cross disaster response teams are readying response plans in anticipation of the cyclone’s landfall.

16 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is strengthening and moving south-west towards Mauritius.

• The system could reach Mauritius on 17 January and cause heavy rain and strong winds.

• On Rodrigues Island, more than 40 people were evacuated following a strong tropical storm.

Situation

Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is strengthening in the southern Indian Ocean and moving south-west. On 15 January, its centre was located north of Rodrigues Island, in Mauritius.

15 Jan 2018 description

Durant les dernières heures, le cyclone tropical BERGUITTA s'est intensifié rapidement en un cyclone tropical intense.

A 2200 heures, il était centré à environ 550 km à l'est-nord-est de Maurice,soit en latidude 18.2 degrés sud et longitude 62.5 degrés est. Il se deplace maintenant vers l'ouest-sud-ouest à environ 10 km/h. Sur cette trajectoire, le cyclone tropical intense BERGUITTA s'approche de Maurice et représente une menace directe pour l'île.

Donc, un avertissement de cyclone de classe I est en vigueur à Maurice.

15 Jan 2018 description

A new Tropical Cyclone named BERGUITTA formed over the Indian Ocean and started moving south-west, strengthening. On 15 January at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 200 km north of Rodrigues island (Mauritius) and it had maximum sustained winds speed of 120 km/h.

Over the next 24 hours it is forecast to continue moving south-west toward Mauritius island strengthening and it might pass over or north of Mauritius on 17 January afternoon/evening UTC with maximum sustained winds of approximately 180 km/h (equivalent to a Category 3 in the Saffir-Simpson Scale).

14 Jan 2018 description

Durant les dernières six heures, la forte tempête tropicale 'BERGUITTA' est restée presque stationnaire et à 16H00, elle était centrée à environ 180 km presqu'au nord-nord-ouest de Rodrigues, soit en latitude 18.1 degrés Sud et longitude 62.9 degrés Est.

Vu l'intensité de 'BERGUITTA', sa proximité de Rodrigues et également des bandes nuageuses actives qui influencent toujours le temps sur l'île, la possibilité de ressentir des conditions cycloniques sur l'île existe encore.

14 Jan 2018 description

A 10H00, la tempête tropicale modérée BERGUITTA était centrée à environ 180 km presqu'au nord-nord-ouest de Rodrigues, soit en latitude 18.1 degrés Sud et longitude 62.9 degrés Est. Elle se déplace dans une direction générale de l'ouest à environ 12 km/h.

Vu que la tempête évolue dans le voisinage de Rodrigues et des bandes nuageuses actives continuent à influencer le temps sur l'île, la possibilité de ressentir des conditions cycloniques sur l'íle existe encore.

Un avertissement de cyclone de classe III reste en vigueur à Rodrigues

14 Jan 2018 description

A 04H00, la tempête tropicale modérée BERGUITTA était centrée à environ 130 km au nord de Rodrigues, soit en latitude 18.3 degrés Sud et longitude 63.3 degrés Est. Elle se déplace dans une direction de l'ouest-sud-ouest à environ 15 km/h.

Sur cette trajectoire, elle commence a traverser à son point le plus rapprocher au nord-nord-ouest de l'île.

Vu sa proximité de Rodrigues, des conditions cycloniques pourraient être ressenties sur l'ile ce matin.

Un avertissement de cyclone de classe III reste en vigueur à Rodrigues

11 Jan 2018 description

The Hexavalent Vaccine, a six-in-one vaccine protecting babies against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenza type B and hepatitis B was launched on 09 January 2017 at Dr M. Hyderkhan Mediclinic in Plaine Verte, Mauritius, in the presence of the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Anwar Husnoo, the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Roubina Jadoo-Jaunbocus, Dr Laurent Musango, WHO Representative in Mauritius and other eminent staff of the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life.

23 Oct 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A plague outbreak in Madagascar has raised concern in neighbouring countries. As of 12 October, a total of 684 cases (suspected, probable and confirmed) including 57 deaths (CFR 8.3%) have been reported from 35 out of 114 districts. Of these 474 were clinically classified as pneumonic plague.