7 April, World Health Day: Let’s talk about Depression

WHO is leading a global campaign on depression for World Health Day 2017, celebrated today. Its goal is to enable more people with mental disorders to live healthy, productive lives.

Key facts

  • Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.
  • More women are affected by depression than men.
  • At its worst, depression can lead to suicide.
  • There are effective treatments for depression.

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YUVA Launched 2nd Event at Lallmatie to Battle Unemployment

YUVA, in close collaboration with the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), organised the second edition at Lallmatie Social Welfare Centre today morning.

This event is in-line with YUVA’s goal to reduce unemployment among young people in Mauritius.

At the event today, around 300 unemployed young people of the Flacq District registered for the National Skills Development Programme for training in technical skills that are in high demand. The youngsters’ education level varied from form III to HSC. Continue reading “YUVA Launched 2nd Event at Lallmatie to Battle Unemployment”