n African Journal of Psychiatry - Comparing community based and hospital based treatment in Psychiatry : what does my experience reveal? : letter to editor

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



Mauritius is a small island in the Indian Ocean which can pride itself on having one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. The state being the vehicle of most social services, healthcare is free and the health profile of the population fits that of a developed country with a mean life expectancy of 75 years. Mental healthcare in Mauritius has traditionally been under the aegis of a single psychiatric hospital. Only recently has the provision of such care been devolved through the allocation of psychiatrists to major public hospitals.

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