No Poverty Goal: 75 Needy Families Receive Clothes at Baie Du Tombeau

Today, Sunday 27 November 2016, YUVA has distributed clothes to 75 needy families of Longere Tole, Baie Du Tombeau. 

YUVA has launched its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used clothes from individuals, civic and corporate organisations, then distributing those clothes to poor and disadvantaged people.

Several collecting points were established to receive clothes, including at Bagatelle Mall, La Croisette and Baie Du Tombeau’s Simla Way.

YUVA has a bold commitment to finish what it started, and end poverty in all forms and dimensions. This involves targeting the most vulnerable, increasing access to basic resources and services, and supporting affected communities.

Lots of people are going through pains. Silent struggles. Check on people once in a while. Ask if they’re okay. Help them. You might save some lives.

If you have clothes taking up space in your closet, why not donate them to YUVA? No matter which charity you choose, your unused clothes will do more good in a donation bin than sitting in your closet. Call on 57086868.


iPlantATree: 200 Young Trees Planted at Lallmatie

Today, Sunday 20 November 2016, YUVANs have distributed and planted 200 young trees in the village of Lallmatie.

Caring for trees and the environment is the social responsibility of every individual. The iPlant-A-Tree Programme is a platform for every Mauritian to actively participate in greening his/her yard by planting trees.

Why Plant Trees?

Why plant more trees in Mauritius? Aren’t there enough trees already? Well, definitely not.

Trees are like any other living organism, which will grow old and become weak. Hence, in order to sustain our lush greenery, we need to constantly plant new trees.

It’s a special kind of connection with Nature when you plant a tree yourself.

14 November: World Diabetes Day

Globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980.

The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult population. This reflects an increase in associated risk factors such as being overweight or obese. Over the past decade, diabetes prevalence has risen faster in low and middle-income countries than in high-income countries.

In 2007 General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/61/225 designating 14 November as World Diabetes Day. The document recognised “the urgent need to pursue multilateral efforts to promote and improve human health, and provide access to treatment and health-care education.”

The resolution also encouraged Member States to develop national policies for the prevention, treatment and care of diabetes in line with the sustainable development of their health-care systems.


Diabetes is a chronic disease, which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. This leads to an increased concentration of glucose in the blood (hyperglycaemia).

Type 1 diabetes (previously known as insulin-dependent or childhood-onset diabetes) is characterised by a lack of insulin production.

Type 2 diabetes (formerly called non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset diabetes) is caused by the body’s ineffective use of insulin. It often results from excess body weight and physical inactivity.

Gestational diabetes is hyperglycaemia that is first recognised during pregnancy.

To learn more about diabetes see 10 FACTS ABOUT DIABETES.

Read: The Trends in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Mauritius


Source: UN, 2016