1. APSA

APSA International (Association Pour la Promotion de la Santé) was established in 1988 as a non-profit organisation and registered under Reg No: 2891. For the past 25 years, APSA has been constantly active in both medical and social spheres. But since 1991, it has been particularly involved in the fight against Type 2 Diabetes, and, since that time, has been able to contribute directly to the well-being of thousands of Mauritians.

2. APSA Diabetes Care Center

In 2010, APSA opened its head office in Trianon, under the name of ‘APSA Diabetes Care Centre. It offers a comprehensive approach in patient care and management. The centre is a ‘one-stop shop’ and offers a variety of services to people suffering from diabetes and to those who are at risk, including individual appointments with health professionals, foot-care treatment, neuro-rehabilitation programs, nutrition workshops, and instructional group sessions. In 2019, APSA opened up a branch in the west of the Island, in Black River, to provide a screening and follow-up service to locals.

APSA International has also extended its expertise into neighbouring countries and has even opened up a branch in Botswana.

3. Mission Statement

  • To prevent the on-set of diabetes and cardio-vascular disease by early detection of the risk factors.
  • To help those suffering from diabetes to achieve a better quality of life and to prevent complications caused by inadequately controlled diabetes.
  • To provide a comprehensive care approach for people suffering from diabetes.

4. Word of the President

Dear Partners,

For over 25 years, APSA has succeeded in providing a quality service to thousands of people suffering from diabetes, while bringing hope and a smile to patients and their families.

This past year has been no different. We have continued to offer quality services at the APSA Diabetes Care Centre, such as the Foot Care Clinic, education group sessions and the nutritional workshops. Each year, the team makes every effort to meet the needs of patients and their loved ones.

Last year, APSA worked in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other various local NGOs to meet the needs of the Black River population and its surrounding regions. APSA even opened a new branch in the area to offer a local service of proximity to one of the most vulnerable population areas of the island.

I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to all those who have been part of these achievements in one way or another. Thank you dear partners, sponsors, the board of directors, and the entire APSA Diabetes Care Centre team.

APSA in the fight against diabetes!
Audrey Hardy
President

5. Structure

Our Board

President
Mrs. Audrey HARDY

Assistant Secretary
Mrs. Veena TEEROOVENGADUM

Member
Mr. Jean Pierre DEVILLE

Vice-President
Mr. Clyde THOMAS

Treasurer
Mr. Yonel CHATEAU

Member
Miss. Bernadette MOK

Secretary
Mr. Patrick MEYEPA

Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Gowtum MUNGRA

Our Staff

Administration

Manager
Ms. Maïti Chagny

Accounts Executive
Mrs. Talita Lowtoo

Accounts Supervisor
Ms. Natasha Mooneesawmy

Communication Executive
Mrs. Vania Pierre

Admin Support / Human Resources Officer
Mr. Nevin Poonmany

Head of Procurement
Mr. Gilles Ferre

Maintenance Officer
Mr. Kevin Mooneesawmy

Finance Clerk
Ms. Kelly Jolicoeur

Receptionist
Ms. Aurelie Dumas

The Clinic

Clinic Manager
Dr. Luqman Sheik Nisa

Head of Medical Services
Dr. Damien Steciuk

General Practitioner
Dr. Andy Sadien

Registered Nurses
Mrs. Djemilla Marianne
Mrs. Shirley Mohun

Health Care Assistants
Mrs. Anishta Taukoor
Mrs. Vanessa Caussy
Mrs. Sandra Laguette
Mrs. Sabrina Vyapooree

Medical Secretaries
Ms. Anju Roy Heerowa
Ms. Diksha Hurdyal

Nutritionist
Mr. Randy Rouget

Support Officer
Ms. Morgane Preciado

Health Care Educator
Mrs. Hema Raganakeddi
Ms. Vinoda Pyndiah

Consultants

Diabetologist and Endocrinologist
Dr. Anjuli Gunness

Cardiologist
Dr. Maneesha Bhaya

Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Abdel Yusuf Abbass Mamode

Internal Medicine
Dr. Muhammad Arshad Peerbux

Podiatrist
Dr. Robin Thenon

Departments

Head of Education and Prevention
Mrs. Kamla Pandoo

Head of Fundraising
Mrs. Ingrid Hart de Keating

Project Manager
Mrs. Veronique La Hausse de Lalouviere

APSA Riviere Noire

Health Care Educator / Secretary
Ms. Fabiola Bordelais

6. Affiliation

MACOSS

APSA has been registered with MACOSS since 1988. As an umbrella organization for NGOs, MACOSS aims to promote social and community development, and voluntary action through non-governmental organisations.

NATIONAL SOCIAL INCLUSION FOUNDATION

APSA has been accredited by the National CSR Foundation – NCSRF-/2017/0067. The Foundation’s principal mandate is to undertake programmes and projects for the benefit of individuals and families registered under the Social Register of Mauritius (SRM), and of vulnerable groups in priority areas such as health.

WANGO

APSA has also been a regular member of the World Association of NGOs (WANGO) since 2017. WANGO is an international organization uniting NGOs worldwide that helps to provide the mechanism and support needed for NGOs to connect, partner and multiply their contributions to solve humanity’s basic problems.