On 18th March 2020, the handover ceremony of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) was held at the Dr. A.G. Jeetoo Hospital in the presence of Ambassador KATO, the Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Kailesh Kumar Singh JAGUTPAL, other members from the Embassy of Japan in Mauritius and from the ministry and many hospital staff.
Although breast cancer is the most common cancer among the female population of the Mauritius, there was only one mammography equipment available at the Queen Victoria Hospital with a much older version of all public hospitals in the country.
With the grant of 78,944 euros, the project equipped a room at the Dr. A.G. Jeetoo Hospital with digital mammography equipment for breast cancer detection. It also provided technical training for the hospital staff in the use of the equipment.
This project has doubled the capacity of public hospitals for mammography screening and it is expected to ease the long waiting period for an appointment.