Funding for this research was provided by:
World Health Organization
Received: 7 June 2019
Accepted: 26 February 2020
First Online: 6 March 2020
Ethics approval and Consent to participate
: The Republic of Mauritius Ministry of Health and Quality of Life (MOHQL) in a memorandum reference number MHO/WHONAHS approved the “National Assessment of Health Systems Challenges and Opportunities for better non communicable disease outcomes” on 8th September 2017. The MOHQL approval letter also covered the composition and names of project coordinator, assessment team, and multi-sectoral members of the five working groups. Therefore, the assessment did not require further formal ethical approval since its work undertaken by the MOHQL. The MOHQL in a memorandum reference number MHO/WHO/NAHS/V3 also gave approval on 27 February 2019 for publication.The key informants were members of the multi-sectoral working groups constituted by the MOHQL (Reference No. MHO/WHONAHS). In the process of constituting the working groups the MOHQL checked their availability and obtained their verbal consent to participate in the entire assessment according to according to national procedures. Thus, being a MOHQL activity, it was deemed unnecessary to obtain formal written consent.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.