World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19th November every year, is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030.
Established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001, World Toilet Day was made an official UN day in 2013. UN-Water leads a taskforce of international agencies to campaign around a common theme.
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On the occasion of the World Mental Health Day held on Thursday, 10 October, YUVA partnered with the Centre for Counselling and Mindfulness to conduct a training session on mindfulness with 48 staff members of The Axis, at its Head Office located in Ebene, Cybercity.
The Axis is a leading specialist in Fund, Private Wealth & Corporate Services with deep expertise and bespoke solutions. Headquartered in Mauritius, with representative offices in Seychelles, Kenya & South Africa, The Axis’ team of industry experts craft bespoke solutions to a diversified client base, including Development Finance Institutions, Institutional Investors, Family Offices and Investment Managers.
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In line with its fourth pillar, ‘To help children & young people develop healthy habits & connect them to services’, YUVA collaborated with students from Curtin University Mauritius to launch a campaign on mental health awareness among university students, on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day.
As part of an assignment for their module ‘Media for Social Change’, students Reasha Subrun, Vedisha Sadien, William Ng Wong and Jean-Yan Norbert, of Curtin University Mauritius, sought out collaboration with YUVA to launch a campaign on mental health, with an emphasis on social media as the medium to spread awareness among university students.
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YUVA, in close collaboration with the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF), organised a medical camp on Saturday 24 August 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Super U, Grand Bay Coeur de Ville.
Through this initiative, YUVA brought awareness amongst the population on the importance of good health. Free medical advice was provided to the people and they were referred for specialised treatment. Amongst the different services offered were blood donation, general check-up, eye check-up, diabetes check-up, hypertension check-up and biofeedback stress test, conducted by professionals from different organisations.
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The Children Health CPD Event was held on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at the Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium of the University of Mauritius. Organised by Transphorm Professionals Limited, the event aimed to provide a training session for the continuous professional development of Pharmacists in Mauritius.
YUVA was invited to significantly collaborate on the event in order for the audience to gain an insight into how best to incorporate the social aspect in the pharmaceutical and medical domains. Apart from pharmacists, participants also included doctors and other healthcare professionals.
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World No Tobacco Day 2019 will focus on the multiple ways that exposure to tobacco affects the health of people’s lungs worldwide. These include:
Lung cancer. Tobacco smoking is the primary cause for lung cancer, responsible for over two-thirds of lung cancer deaths globally. Second-hand smoke exposure at home or in the workplace also increases the risk of lung cancer. Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of lung cancer: after 10 years of quitting smoking, risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker.
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