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Mauritius

  • By: Justin Corfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The island republic of Mauritius, located east of Madagascar, in the Indian Ocean, was settled by Arab and Malay seafarers during the 10th century, with Portuguese arriving in 1505. In 1638 the Dutch established a permanent settlement on the island, and ...

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