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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



I wish to thank Imperial College, WeLReN (West London Research Network) for organizing this International Conference on emerging issues in Primary Health Care in Mauritius.  This conference is expected to encourage reflection on a primary care strategy and how to achieve a comprehensive public health system. This is a theme of critical importance, given the present context of ageing population, increasing demand for health care and the high rate of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases among others. I expect that this conference will highlight some of the  most important areas related to primary health care and open the way for more research and innovation in the field of health care and delivery services. I extend a warm welcome and a pleasant stay in Mauritius to all professors and researchers who are attending this Conference.