World No Tobacco Day 2020: Protecting Mauritian Youth from Industry Manipulation

The global campaign will debunk myths and expose devious tactics employed by these industries. It will provide young people with the knowledge required to easily detect industry manipulation and equip them with the tools to rebuff such tactics, thereby empowering young people to stand up against them.

This is especially important right now as studies show that smokers have a higher risk for a severe case of coronavirus. WHO calls on all young people to join the fight to become a tobacco-free generation.

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Job Vacancies appearing in Mauritian Newspapers from 25 to 28 May 2020

Are you an unemployed citizen of Mauritius? Or, are you looking for new job opportunities? Then this is the portal you should often visit!

YUVA commits itself to reduce unemployment in Mauritius. Apply and share these job opportunities with others.

DISCLAIMER: The aim of YUVA to share job advertisements from local newspapers is to connect unemployed young people to available opportunities in Mauritius. However, YUVA is not involved in any recruitment process or recommendation of applicants. Interested candidates should contact the respective companies directly.

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25 May: Africa Day celebrated in Mauritius

Mauritius firmly believes that a strong, secure, united and economically independent and prosperous Africa is central to the country’s own economic progress and social development.

Africa has transformed and is still transforming. With the gradual but steady implementation of the Constitutive Act, we have turned into a people-centric organisation with an immediate focus on those who need our support, particularly the vulnerable groups, the youth and the women – largely affected by poverty, insecurity, wars, atrocities and calamities – who have for long been left behind.

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Anti Terrorism Day: The Prevention of Terrorism in Mauritius

Today we celebrate the Anti-Terrorism Day. Terrorism financing cares little about the source of the funds, but it is what the funds are to be used for that defines its scope, as opposed to money laundering, whereby cash raised from criminal activities is made to look legitimate for re-integration into the financial system.

Although the motives of terrorists may differ, their actions follow a standard pattern with terrorist incidents assuming a variety of forms: airplane hijackings, kidnappings, assassinations, threats, bombings, and suicide attacks.

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15 May 2020: International Day of Families in Mauritius

Families—both traditional and non-traditional—are the foundation of society. Some of the most formative years of our lives are spent growing up with our families, so they should be celebrated! And today we do just that.

Founded by the United Nations in 1994, The International Day of Families is observed on May 15 every year to celebrate the importance of families, people, societies and cultures around the world. It’s been around since 1994, with a different family-focused theme each year (past themes have included “Building Families Based on Partnership” and “Families, education and well-being”). So celebrate with us this year, and learn about some of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families around the world!

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12 May: International Nurses Day celebrated in Mauritius

On the occasion of the International Day of the Nurse and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, let’s highlight the importance of nurses in the healthcare continuum and thank nurses for what they do. The theme for this year is” Nursing the World to Health”.

Historically, as well as today, nurses are at the forefront of fighting epidemics and pandemics –  providing high quality and respectful treatment and care. They are often the first and sometimes the only health professional that people see and the quality of their initial assessment, care and treatment is vital.

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10 May: Mother’s Day celebrated by YUVA in Mauritius

Today is Mothers Day. For years, YUVA has celebrated this day with thousands of mothers around the island!

Mothers, we hope that you feel honoured for all the years of caring for your children and grandchildren. We’re thinking of you with lots of love today! Hope you can feel it.

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8 May: World Red Cross Day in Mauritius

World Red Cross day is observed on May 8 on the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

World Red Cross day is observed on May 8 to celebrate the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

On this day, people pay tributes to the Red Cross volunteers for their contribution in helping those in need.

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8 May: World Thalassemia Day in Mauritius

World Thalassemia Day is celebrated every year on May 8th to commemorate Thalassemia victims and to encourage those who struggle to live with the disease. 

Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form or inadequate amount of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in large numbers of red blood cells being destroyed, which leads to anemia.

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