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Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology

‘Mega Health Protection Day’

I  was at the launching of a ‘Mega Health Protection Day’,  held in the conference room of the University of Mauritius, in presence of eminent personalities.

‘Half-Day Workshop’

I  launched a Half-Day workshop on ‘Cross-collaborative research exercise on the Impact of Road Traffic on the Economy, Environment and Health in Mauritius’, held at the Bonâme Hall, MSIRI, Réduit. This is the second of five major National Research Groups that my Ministry is setting up with a major focus towards  improving our quality of living in Mauritius. The first one recently launched was the National Research Group on Water Resources, and the remaining 3 National Research Group initiatives will be subsequently launched in the areas of Human Resoures, Renewable Energies and Food & Health.The purpose of each of these National Research Group initiatives is to find practical solutions, from a research perspective, to major issues/problems that we are confronted with as a nation on a daily basis. I understand that experts and specialists in this area will be working on concrete solutions that will improve our economy, the environment and the health of our citizens. I would like to wish this Research Group fruitful deliberations and I look forward to reading its report and seeing concrete and implementable recommendations soon.

My deepest sympathy to the family of Deepesh Beeharee.My thoughts and prayers are with the family.