Mauritius

Information for Patients
Healthcare in Mauritius is of good quality and is universal for all citizens. There are five medical regions within the country and three key district hospitals for general referrals.  Healthcare is comprehensive and generally well serviced, with the public sector heavily funded 100% by citizen taxes. The Private sector offers slightly better and bespoke service, but healthcare in Mauritius is comparable to that of a middle-income country.


Information for Health Care Professionals
All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized by the local Mauritian Embassy or Consulate and submit to relevant medical associations. Upon submission to the local embassy, exams for specific specialty must be submitted. Please check with relevant Mauritian medical societies per specialty prior to submission to clarify key requirements. 

The language of medical instruction in Mauritius is French. 


Information for Travelers 
Mauritius has a comprehensive and good serviced healthcare system which can see many wealthier Africans from East Africa and islands such as Comoros visiting. Expats can take advantage of the local healthcare system but are required to take out their own private health insurance provider, which is generally facilitated by employers upon arrival in the island.

Chikungunya is an infection that is transmitted via infected mosquitos and remains a key issue in the country. Protection from them is advised. 

The common language of hospitals in Mauritius is both English and French. It is worth notating that many locals, especially in rural areas speak a French creole that may be hard to understand for untrained ears to French.

Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: http://health.govmu.org/English/Pages/default.aspx 

 

 

References:
https://www.expat.com/en/guide/africa/mauritius/136-health-in-mauritius.html
https://zenmauritius.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/the-current-state-of-hospitals-in-mauritius/
https://zenmauritius.wordpress.com/2017/09/14/the-healthcare-system-of-mauritius-is-on-its-way-for-improvement/ 
https://2016.export.gov/industry/health/healthcareresourceguide/eg_main_116239.asp