My involvement in the GFCH is closely related to my association with Dr. Shivraj Sohur. Our friendship started from the good old days at the Royal College of Port Louis secondary school when Shiv became determined to produce a yearbook for RCPL that would be as unique as the school is known to be in Mauritius. Unique it was, and so was the close knit ties that bonded us together from there on and that has kept our friendship alive for more than 25 years.
When Shiv explained to me the 5-2035 vision of community empowerment to combat CNCD (chronic non-communicable diseases; related preventable conditions of type II diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular diseases) and his involvement to make it a reality in Mauritius, my being on the team was just natural and could not be otherwise. On my side, having achieved my fair share of success in the local business scene, I have reached the time where there is a need to give back to the society and to our motherland to whom I am so jealously attached to.
On a societal perspective, I believe that the 5-2035 plan would be a huge leap forward for Mauritians of all stripes, irrespective of their background and social status. There is no better way to help your country than to walk the talk and be involved to make the 5-2035 vision a reality for the most precious gift of life that is good health for the present and future generation. I think that within a short time we can become a model for the rest of the world in how to combat CNCD through community empowerment and frugal innovation.
With the 5-2035 vision, health care in Mauritius will experience a watershed moment that will lead us to better health care for all Mauritian citizens. Come join our mission.