Title

 

Objectives

 

Year

         

A KABP study substance abuse among youth (12-24 years) in Mauritius

 
To explore the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and prevalence of cigarette, alcohol
  and illicit drug use.  600 male and female youth aged 12 to 24 years were
 randomly selected both from the rural and urban areas. 
 

    2000

         

Socio-epidemiological  study on HIV-related behaviour among 

young  people in Mauritius

 

To explore the prevalence of HIV-related risk behaviour among young people in Mauritius; to examine the association between HIV-related behaviour and

 social factors among young people in Mauritius

  2003
         
Contraceptive prevalence survey   To study the prevalence of contraception among women 15-49 years   2004
         
MENDU (Mauritius Epidemiological Network for Drug Use)   The updating of reports every six months   2001-2004
         
Risk factors associated with suicide in  Mauritius – A case Control
Study
  Study factors contributing to suicide among suicide attempters in Mauritius  

 2004

         
A study of factors influencing substance abuse among youth in
housing estates of Mauritius
 

To identify factors influencing use of substance among youth in housing estates
in Mauritius
  2004
         
World Health Survey   Performance, Assessment of Health Systems   2004
         
Evaluation of the SAMU Services   To evaluate the services provided by SAMU   2004
         

 KABB STIs/HIV/AIDS Survey

  To explore knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviour related to STIs/HIV/AIDS
in the Republic of Mauritius
  2005
         

Study of the socio-economic & cultural determinants of HIV/AIDS epidemic in member countries of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)

 

‘’Comprendre les causes du niveau actuellement  bas de la prévalence du VIH

et  de prévoir l’avenir ainsi que de proposer des stratégies communes qui

peuvent maintenir le taux ou même diminuer l’incidence dans le futur’’

  2005
         

Development of a communication assessment protocol for young children with cleft palate

 

Compilation of a baseline data on 0-5 year old children with cleft palate and

development of a communication assessment protocol

  2005
         
Youth health risk behaviour survey in the Republic of Mauritius   Study on health risk behaviour among youths in Mauritius and Rodrigues   2006
         
Chikungunya  outbreak 2006   Audit of vector control activities   2006
         

 Chikungunya outbreak 2006

 

Survey on drug induced perforated Viscus and Gastro-instestinal bleeding

among patients treated for Chikungunya

  2006
         

 Evaluation of methadone maintenance therapy

 

To study the operational nature and effectiveness of the methadone

substitution therapy.

  2008
         
Survey of medicine prices, availability, affordability and price components in Mauritius  

A field study to measure the price, availability, affordability and price

components of selected

  2008
         
African tobacco situational analysis   Baseline assessment of and action research on Tobacco Control Programmes   2008
         
Etude socio-comportementale au VIH/SIDA   Etude socio-comportementale au VIH/SIDA parmi les marins de l’Océan Indien   2008
         
Health research system analysis institutional survey  

To analyse and better understand : the National Health Research System and

the  capacity of institutions conducting research on health issues; the systems

 and mechanisms of knowledge use in  the National Health System

 

 2008

         

HIV infection and risk behaviour among seafarers in the Indian

Ocean

 

A survey on HIV infection and related risk behaviours among seafarers from

the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles

 

 

 2008

         

Uptake of treatment care and support among people living with

HIV and AIDS in Mauritius

 

To explore the nature and range of treatment and care provided to People

Living With HIV and AIDS (PLWHA )

 

 2009

         

 

Study on violence in public hospitals (Island of Mauritius)

 

To explore the prevalence of reported cases of violence in public hospitals, to

identify the nature and scale of the problem and to make recommendations for

preventive strategies

 

 2009

         

Evaluation of tobacco control policies in Mauritius.

The International Tobacco Policy evaluation project

 [ITC Project] . (Wave 1)

 

To measure the psychosocial and behavioural impact of key national level

policies of the WHO Framework Convention on tobacco Control [FCTC].

The ITC Project is a collaborative effort with international health organizations

and policymakers I 20 countries

 

 2009-2010

         

Air quality assessment for second hand smoke in hospitality

venues in Mauritius

  To monitor compliance with smoke-free laws by assessing the quality of indoor air  

 2009-2011

         

Strengthening the health information system regarding tobacco

use among non-communicable diseases (NCD) patients

 attending public health instutitions

 

To strengthen the Health Information System [HIS] at the Ministry of Health,

 with a view to empower the system for a systematic collection, compilation,

 analysis and use of data related to tobacco use

 

 2009-2011

         

Health professionals survey in Mauritius: knowledge, attitudes,

beliefs and practices (KABP)with respect to tobacco use

and smoking cessation

 

To determine tobacco use prevalence among health professionals; to explore

 their knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices (KABP)with respect

 to tobacco use and smoking cessation and; to assets their skills and training

 needs in smoking cessation techniques

 

  

2009-2011

         

International tobacco control (ITC) policy evaluation project: ITC

Mauritius survey – (Wave 2)

 

To evaluate national level tobacco control policies

 

 2010-2011

         

Variation in cigarettes, tobacco use behaviours and exposures

 in ITC countries: a study among Mauritian smokers (Phase 1)

 

To examine variability in cigarette brand varieties ; and how these relate to

 tobacco control policies, and smoker exposures and behaviours across

different countries

 

 2011

         

International tobacco control (ITC) Mauritius report – World

Lung  Foundation Media Campaign: ‘Lungs are like sponges’.

Top-Line report of evaluation measures from wave 3 of the ITC 

Mauritius survey

 

The objective of the Sponge campaign was to increase awareness of the

harms of tobacco smoke for smokers and non-smokers

 

 2011

         

Factors associated with increased rate of caesarean sections in

the Island of Mauritius

  To identify factors which contribute to the rise in caesarean section rate  

 2011

         

International tobacco control (ITC) policy evaluation project:

 ITC Mauritius survey – (Wave 3)

  To evaluate national level tobacco control policies  

 2011-2012

         
Mauritius Inherited birth defects registry  

To obtain information about children with any type of birth disorders, be it

structural, congenital or other conditions

 

2011(ongoing)