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Mauritius: Public health expenditure for the purchase of drugs on the island increased




Mauritius: Public health expenditure for the purchase of drugs on the island increased
According to a recent report that screened the evolution of the health sector in Africa especially in relation to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), health expenditure and the Mauritian government as well as the private sector should increase in the coming years and is amounted to some 23.22 billion rupees on the horizon of * 2018 compared with 17.44 billion rupees spent in 2013 for the purchase of drugs in Mauritius.
 
Thus, the Government of Mauritius should actively participate in this upsurge with health-related public expenditure which should approach in 2013 for the authorities some 12.52 billion rupees, that is a contribution to 53% of the expenses incurred.
 
As a reminder, the Mauritian Government has contributed to expenditures for the sector of health in about 48% in 2012, with 8.10 billion rupees unlocked in this sense.
 
Expenditures in relation to pharmaceutical products were valued at almost 6 billion rupees in 2013.
 
The Mauritian authorities also want to encourage the local production of medicines to develop on the island during the next years, as indicated in the Le Matinal newspaper.
 
* One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees



Fabrice François


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